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Outline Phased Return to Play

We have produced a simple outline of the main steps we expect to see between now and returning to play Ultimate; more details will be released ahead of each stepClick here to download as pdf.  As of 26th June. we are still in PHASE A across all of the UK.  We recommend that clubs should not be training and individuals from different households should not be sharing discs.

Free Coach Forums July-August

We are continuing the UKU Coach Forums through July and into August.  To sign up to any of these events please click on the links below.

These are informal discussion groups led by Ultimate folk who've spent some time thinking about specific areas of the game and are happy to share their ideas. Please come ready to get involved in discussion, ask questions and learn from each other.  Due to the nature of the format we have limited space and have decided that recording the sessions is not appropriate.  Coach Forums are free for UKU members.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter.  Do not accept racism.

UK Ultimate recognises as an organisation, and on behalf of the ultimate community in this country, that 

  • People have experienced, and do experience racism and discrimination in our sport;
  • We fall short of providing a universally welcoming and diverse home for anyone that wants to join in;
  • We can do better.

Disc Golf for ultimate players

With ongoing restrictions preventing us from playing ultimate, the British Disc Golf Association (BDGA) have kindly produced an Ultimate-Edition version of their newsletter for us to share.

James Burbidge, long-time ultimate player and coach also shared his experience below.

XEUCF 2020 Bid Allocation

In April the European Ultimate Federation (EUF) announced a temporary change to the annual European Ultimate Club Series (EUCS) to better cope with the implications of the COVID-19 crisis.

 

In response to the original announcement, the UKU Competition Committee discussed options for allocating bids and determined that we would use the results from the 2019 UKU Nationals / EUCR-W.  This week, the EUF has announced the finalised bid distribution by national federation.

UKU Financial Update

We wanted to create a place where we could share some specific information and stories in a more accessible online format than our main website.  Please click here to see our temporary blog, which for now, features a Financial Update and a How Can I Help? page.

Update to government guidance re outdoor activity - 4th June

Government guidance about outdoor activity has changed in all four home nations since our last update on 13th May.  To be absolutely clear, the changes do not permit team sports like Ultimate due to the close contact between participants.  Announcements on 30th May that referred to “competitive sport” were applicable only to a very specific definition of “elite athlete” and do not affect Ultimate.

 

You will be aware that the changes generally have in common some increased flexibility regarding the number of individuals from different households that can meet outdoors, provided they continue to follow social-distancing guidelines.  The rules vary in different parts of the UK, and it seems likely that the trend towards local or regional variation will continue.  For this reason, this announcement will not attempt to list out all of those variations.  You must take personal responsibility for understanding the general guidance to the public as it applies to your location and your personal circumstances.