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UKU AGM Registration

At the beginning of next month (Saturday November 3rd at 16:00) we’re hosting our AGM.

We're going to be running it online to try and make it accessible to as many people as possible. The event is open to all UKU members (including people that were members 2017-18) and is free to attend.


We’ll be using Zoom to host the meeting.  Please register here beforehand so that we know how many people are planning to attend.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the AGM.  It will be possible to register or join at the last minute but should we have very high interest in the AGM we may run out of space.   

GB Senior Mixed Player Applications

We are delighted to announce that applications for playing GB Mixed 2019-2020 are now open! Please fill in the application form below by 5pm, Friday October 19th if you are interested in playing with GB Mixed in 2019 and beyond.

GB Senior Men Player Applications

The 2019 European Ultimate Championships are being held in Gyor, Hungary next year from June 29 - July 6. Following on from a gold medal performance in 2015 the GB Men's team is looking to develop on what has come before and create a world class team of players from all over the UK.


Please use this form to apply. Trial weekend 1 will be held in Leicester.


Application form deadline is Tuesday October 23.

GB Youth Teams coach and manager applications 2019-20

Further to our announcement on 9th July 2018 about GB squads 2019-20, UK Ultimate is inviting applications from volunteers that would like to work with the GB Youth teams during the two-year period 2019-20 in the roles of Team Manager, Lead Coach and Assistant Coach for the U20 Womens, U17 Womens and U20 Open squads (U17 Open roles were appointed last year through to end EYUC2019).  We're looking for expressions of interest by October 22nd with full applications completed by Wednesday 31st October.

We maintain a group of “pool coaches” who provide coaching and supervision at some training sessions without committing to attend all the sessions or the final competitions.  If you're interested in being a pool coach then please look out for further announcements.

The EYUC2019 will take place in Wroclaw (POL), 10-17 August 2019 and the WJUC2020 will take place in Malmö (SWE), 18-25 July 2020.

Applications and expressions of interest should be made using this form.  The closing date is midnight 31st October.

EUCF Fanseat Coverage

If you've somehow missed it EUCF 2018 is this weekend. Games begin on Friday and once again Fanseat will be providing coverage of the event so you can watch live. As an added bonus all of Friday's games can be watched for free here.

There is plenty of UK involvement on Friday's livestream right from the off:

7:30am Nice Bristols Vs Seagulls

11:50am Rebel Vs Disc'over Lisboa

4:10pm FAB Vs Chevron Action Flash

6:20pm Glasgow Vs Flow

6:20pm Iceni Vs Helsinki

 

Good luck to all the UK teams there.

GB U24 and Masters managers 2019 application deadline extended

Following our call for GBU24 and GB Masters squad managers, we have received no applications the roles of GBU24 Manager and GB Mixed Masters Squad Manager.  Consequently the GB Committee is extending the deadline for applications for those roles ONLY until Monday 15th October. 

As a reminder the 2019 World U24 Ultimate Championships are to be held in Germany, July 2019.  For the U24 Manager role you can find the role outline here.  This volunteer role is primarily about good organisation and project management and will involve working closely with UKU Performance Director, Ali Tincknell, as well as the squad coaches.  It is not a coaching role, and there is no requirement to be a past, current or future GB player.  The position is not fixed to the competition cycle, but will be reviewed after 1 year with the potential to extend further.  Applications should be made using this form.

Applicants for the GB Mixed Masters Squad Manager role should note that the exact locations and dates of both EMUC 2019 and WMUC 2020 are still to be decided and anyone interested in a leadership role should consider the potential impact of this during their application; in particular considering the possibility that WMUC may not be in Europe.  EUF is aiming to announce the date and location of EMUC 2019 by the end of October, and we are hopeful that WFDF will make their announcement before then. Applications should be made using this form.  Team manager responsibilities are outlined here

The closing date for both roles is midnight 15th October. 

EBUCC groups announced

EBUCC is taking place at the end of October and the pools have been announced. You can find the pools of the UK teams below and find out all the information about the event on the EBUCC website.


Mixed

TBC, Comic Sands (IRE), Chupacabras (CZE), BC Kosmodysk (POL)

 

Mens

Mighty Hucks, Fendisc (ESP), FAB (SUI), Freezzzbeezzz (BEL)

Changes to Reporting and Tracking Spirit Scores at University Competitions

Following discussions between the UKU Spirit of the Game Committee and the UKU University Committee we have decided to make some changes to reporting Spirit and how we follow up on Spirit results particularly looking at the university BUCS league.

Both committees felt we should be putting more emphasis on Spirit at the university level especially the BUCS league where previously there has not been the emphasis on the recording of spirit scores which we see at university regional and national events. Therefore we have decided to make the following changes