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Thank you Fit4Ultimate

Our Reset the Stall campaign finished a few weeks ago, but we have a few more thank-yous, and today we are delighted to announce that Fit4Ultimate has joined our line-up of new corporate partners.  

David & Carol at Fit4Ultimate are sports coaches with a passion for training and performance. Working with a wide variety of ultimate athletes, they provide results based strength & conditioning training with the overall goals of improving performance, reducing risk of injury and staying injury free...as well as making S&C training fun.  They have previously coached Iceni Ultimate, Fire of London and the Women's GB team.  

Thank you Fit4Ultimate!

Update on UKU staffing Nov-Mar

The extension to the furlough scheme announced at the start of the month presented a number of different options to UK Ultimate in terms of managing the staffing time available to us. We have been operating with the majority of our staff on full time furlough since the start of April (see more info here). However, the November extension of the furlough scheme has allowed us to make some changes to the way we are operating. 

Important Information For All Junior Ultimate Players

We recently announced the GB Futures Programme. The announcement outlines our plans for U24, U20 and U17 squads: building a regional talent pathway structure for competitive ultimate training for these age-groups on the assumption that their

Calling all Potential Coaches and Coordinators, Have you seen our GB Futures Programme Announcement?

We recently announced the GB Futures ProgrammeThe announcement outlines our plans for U24, U20 and U17 squads: building a regional talent pathway structure for competitive ultimate training for these age-groups on the assumption that their events are quite likely to be cancelled, whilst leaving us in the best position to compete if they go ahead.   

 

We're currently looking to gauge interest from players and from those who may wish to fill the coach and coordinator roles at the regional hubs. If that sounds like something you could be interested in, then please read the full announcement and if you know someone who might be interested (again as either a player, coach or coordinator) please share it with them as well! 

GB Futures 2021 - planning for the impact of Covid

In the last few weeks WFDF and EUF have made a number of announcements about plans for international events in 2021:

We welcome announcements about potential international ultimate in 2021, but the view of the UK Ultimate board is that we should prioritise planning for the significant possibility that at least some of those events may not go ahead.  

 

This announcement outlines our plans for U24, U20 and U17 squads: building a regional talent pathway structure for competitive ultimate training for these age-groups on the assumption that their events are quite likely to be cancelled, whilst leaving us in the best position to compete if they go ahead.   

 

Whilst we understand that WFDF and EUF are just announcing plans to go ahead with the events if possible, we have seen that many players tend to interpret such announcements as meaning that the events will definitely go ahead.  One reason for making this announcement now is to try to set realistic expectations about what might be possible in 2021.

The International Spirit of the Game Day is coming - December 5th, 2020

Get in on the disc sport fun! Sign up now for the International Spirit of the Game Day 2020 Virtual Scavenger Hunt.

 

More details for how it works can be found HERE

 

2020-21 BUCS Season - Update

As BUCS works to finalise details for the TERM TWO competition, we just wanted to reach out to all Universities to highlight an upcoming deadline this Friday, as well as some details that have been published so far. 

 

This announcement includes details on:

  • Provisional leagues
  • League dates
  • BUCS points
  • Return-to-play information

Return-to-Play Update - 11th November

As of Monday 9th November, following Wales’ national firebreak, the Welsh Government’s coronavirus regulations were updated. 

 

The full details of what the changes are for Wales are can be found on the Sport Wales website HERE

 

In terms of what this specifically means for Ultimate, we are moving to Phase C (outdoors) based on our interpretation of the Welsh Government’s guidance.  We are attempting to review this with Sport Wales and will provide a further update if appropriate once we have spoken to them.