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December Coaching Course opportunities

We are really excited to be working with more than 45 players developing their leadership skills by taking a UKU Level 1 Coaching Award this December.

There are only a limited number of places remaining on our 2018 Level 1 courses:

3 on the Level 1 in London on 15th December

1 on the Level 1 in Plymouth on 16th December

Changes to Published Spirit of the Game Scores

Following the success of the spirit score breakdowns being published post-event anonymously as part of the recent changes to the Spirit of the Game at UKU Events, the Spirit of the Game Committee has now decided to undertake a trial to remove the anonymity from the published spirit score breakdowns as a result of feedback from teams.

 

From this point onwards, for a short trial period initially, the spirit scores that your team submits for the event that you're attending will no longer be anonymous and comments will only be redacted to remove any offensive language if applicable. To clarify, this will be implemented for the Club Open Indoor Qualifier event taking place in Wolverhampton this weekend. 

 

If you have any questions/concerns regarding this change, please email the SotG committee at sotg-committee@ukultimate.com.

Changes to the Spirit of the Game at UKU Events

As some teams may be aware, the UKU Spirit of the Game (SotG) Committee has recently undergone a change in members. With the large change in Committee members there have been internal discussions within the Committee as to how we'd like to proceed with the way UKU runs the "Spirit of the Game" aspect of tournaments in the future. After some lengthy discussions the SotG Committee have decided to implement the following procedures at  all UKU run events commencing from OWT1 onwards:

Updated child safeguarding documentation

UK Ultimate is pleased to announce that we have updated our child safeguarding policies and practice for 2017. The documents can all be found here:

http://www.ukultimate.com/safeguarding

The aim of the documents is to make sure ultimate in the UK supports all players under 18 to play our sport. This will help the recent growth in community teams that can recruit young players from their local areas to be key a part of their club for years to come. 

The documents should be easy to follow but please email safeguarding@ukultimate.com if you have questions or need support.

As a result of our school affiliation programme we now have data showing that well over 15,000 young people are playing ultimate at school.  With this as a backdrop we are looking to recruit a small Safeguarding Advisory Committee to help with ongoing task of keeping our documentation, policies and practices up to date as well as providing advice and information to the increasing number of clubs and coaches that are looking to make ultimate more accessible to younger players.

If you have experience or knowledge in child or adult safeguarding and feel you could offer some time to help, please get in touch using our contact form or through the safeguarding email above.   Thanks!

Club Affiliation

Have you considered affiliating your club with UKU? In this section you will find some information to explain the affiliation process.

 

What is Affiliation?

Affiliating a club with a national governing body is common practice in many sports and is where a club is formally recognised by UK Ultimate. Some clubs have been affiliating with UKU for the last 3 years.