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GB Beach Masters Mixed Player Applications


Applications are now welcomed for the GB Master Mixed team that will attend the 2019 European Beach Ultimate Championships, which will be held in Portugal, 6-11th May 2019.

To be eligible for Masters at this event:  Female competitors must be born in 1989 or earlier, Male competitors must be born in 1986 or earlier

You do not need to have played GB in your younger years to trial!  We welcome all those who are interested in stepping up to the National team level.

GB Mixed Beach Player Applications

We are pleased to announce that applications for the GB Mixed Beach team attending EBUC2019 in Portugal from May 6th to May 11th are now open. Please have a read of our outlined plan for the season ahead within the Google Form below and then complete and submit to apply. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact either myself, Ben Bruin (, or Rachel Naden ( and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing what you can bring to the team. See you on the beach.

GB Masters Mens Beach Player Applications

Opening applications to tryout for GB Master Men for European Beach Ultimate Championships 2018 in Praia da Rocha Portimão, Portugal.


We would like to invite applications from players that would like to try out for the GB Masters Men team competing at EBUC2019. The tournament is going to be held in Praia da Rocha Portimão, Portugal from 6th to 11th May 2019. Building on the success and lessons from the previous cycle we are looking to build a team capable of medalling again.

GB Grand Masters Mens Beach Player Applications

The European Beach Ultimate Championships are taking place in Portimao, Portugal on 6-11 May 2019. Following our success in achieving a silver medal at WBUC 2017, we are looking to put together a very competitive team that is striving for a gold medal in the Grand Masters division. To be eligible you must have been born in 1979 or earlier.

Competition Structure Review - All Survey Responses Now Published

Thank you to everyone that completed the Competition Structure Review Survey. We received 297 submissions which is great! 


If you wish to read the final results of the survey, please check out the full results here:

Please note that some details in a couple of the comment responses have been redacted as they included personal information (highlighted in red).


We understand that there has been some criticism regarding the survey, in particular the way some questions have been phrased, and we appreciate your feedback and have taken it on board. However, to clarify, we will not be taking the results of this survey at face value - we actually really want you to engage with us even further! 

UKU Level 2

We are pleased to announce a UKU Level 2 Coaching Award Core Module in Nottingham on 3rd November.

To sign up and for more information please visit the membership website

If you have any questions please email

GB Beach Managers announcement

We are pleased to announce the squad managers for the Great Britain teams attending 2019 European Beach Ultimate Championships to be held in Portugal, May 2019.  Many thanks to everyone that applied.  

Mixed: Ben Bruin, supported by Rachel Naden

Men's: Justin Foord

Women's: Ava Grossman, supported by Lucy Hyde, Callum Spiers

Great Grand Master Men's: Danny Baker

Master Men's: Dave Povey

Master Mixed: Jim Scott, supported by Oliver Browne

Master Women's: Philippa Sturt, supported by Steph Balsys, Alize Clough, Katja Ulbrich

Grandmaster Men's: Si Weeks

More news will follow soon - probably this week - about the process for applications and trials to join the squads.  Good luck to everyone involved.

World Junior Ultimate Championship Wrap

The World Junior Ultimate Championship (WJUC) 2018 are over and both GB U20 teams are returning home.

The womens team finished 11th, following a week which included victories over Mexico, People's Republic of China and New Zealand.

Meanwhile the open team came 6th after plaing 2nd in their group, losing a quarter final to France. They bounced back from this loss to beat Sweden before a final rematch against New Zealand.

You can follow all the results on the WJUC website and watch the livestream back here.