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Thank you Airbounce

As we near the end of our Reset the Stall crowdfunder campaign we want to say a special thank you to our new corporate sponsors and partners.  We’re very pleased to announce our partnership with Airbounce.

Founder, Nick Smith first fell in love with Ultimate at the University of Leeds, and went on to throw the winning goal for GB Open at the 2003 European Championships before deciding to hang up his boots.  “I believe passionately in the power of sport and education to change people's lives.  Through AirBounce, I work with organisations and individuals who agree and want to do something great.”  Nick is a current UKU board member, and thoroughly enjoys still being so involved with the sport.

Thank you Airbounce!

Thank you Meglio

As we near the end of our Reset the Stall crowdfunder campaign we want to say a special thank you to our new corporate sponsors and partners, and we’re delighted to announce that Meglio has joined the team.  

“At Meglio, we stock an extensive range of premium products including, resistance bands, kinesiology tape and acupuncture needles; crafted by physiotherapists, for physiotherapists.”

Thank you Meglio!

Thank you Flik

As we near the end of our Reset the Stall crowdfunder campaign we want to say a special thank you to our new corporate sponsors and partners, and we’re delighted to announce that Flik is one of our new GB Team Sponsors.

“Flik is a global community of coaches, bringing you world class materials to help you be the best player and coach you can be. We help people to train better, and play better.  Over the years, many of our coaches have benefited from the ultimate scene in the UK and the tireless efforts of UK Ultimate to constantly improve standards & accessibility to the sport we love.  After working on several coaching projects together, it was a natural choice for Flik to support the recent UK Ultimate fundraising effort.  We wish to see the entire worldwide ultimate community back safely playing as soon as possible, and we recognise the hard work that governing bodies are doing to keep us safe during the pandemic.  Our thanks again to everyone at UK Ultimate for their dedication, and we look forward to seeing you all back on the field soon."

Thank you Flik!

Thank you HappyPorch

As we near the end of our Reset the Stall crowdfunder campaign we want to say a special thank you to our new corporate sponsors and partners.  

HappyPorch provide digital strategy and custom software development for the circular economy.  HappyPorch founder, Barry O’Kane, volunteered for UK Ultimate for years, including a stint as chairperson.  After starting playing in 1994, he played for various clubs including Sneeeky’s, Catch 22, and Black Eagles as well as competing for GB on many occasions.

Thank you HappyPorch!

University Clubs Return-to-Play FAQs

We published a Return-to-Play FAQs document for University clubs earlier this week.  The document includes questions about training, competitions, communications and other places to get more information.

Looking for ideas about what to do about training?

  • Flik have compiled a helpful page with links to lots of covid compliant drills. 
  • Felix has also created this page with some other ideas.
  • This UKU site was set up to help organise training sessions for younger children, but actually quite a few of the ideas could be adapted for covid-friendly training sessions.

Does you employer use Benevity?

We have signed up as a non-profit good cause with Benevity, an organisation that works with many large corporations around the world to help them support causes that matter to their employees.  In some cases, employers match donations that their employees makes to a good cause.  We cannot access the full list of companies that work with Benevity, so you would need to check for your own circumstances, but if this scheme is available to you, and you are able to help - we would be really grateful.  Please get in touch if you need additional information, and thanks to Nathan Trickey for the suggestion.

 

Thanks again to everyone who has been able to support our Reset the Stall fundraising campaign.  Our goal is to put UKU finances back to where they were at the start of 2020 and we continue to climb towards our stretch target of £30k.  Less than two weeks to go! 

 

If you are able to help support the campaign with a donation, or perhaps by sharing the links, that would be amazing.  Thank you.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/uku-reset-the-stall

https://blog.ukultimate.com/

Covid-19 Incident report form

To help us monitor the ongoing Return-to-Play, we have created a Covid-19 Incident report online form.   Our aim is to:

  1. Gather data on how often clubs are affected by a positive test result.
  2. Improve our understanding of how Contact Tracing authorities approach the situation if the person testing positive had been at training.
  3. Provide a mechanism for individuals to report concerns.

We hope in general that people completing the form will feel able to include their contact information, but it has been set up to allow anonymous submissions.

UKU partnership with Greatest Bag

We are really excited to announce a new partnership with Greatest Bag, now the Official Bag of UK Ultimate.

 

Use the UK Ultimate members, friends & family discount code UKU10 for a 10% discount for you, and a contribution back to UK Ultimate from Greatest Bag.  Order directly from their website.  

 

They are also offering FREE SHIPPING to the UK for orders made on Sunday 11th October to mark our planned move to Return-to-Play Phase D. 

 

We are in discussions about a customised GB bag that we will make available to everyone and will publish more news later (see mockup below).  But please note that any customised bags won’t arrive until approximately late Spring 2021, so if you want one for Christmas you should order one of the regular bags.  Remember, the free shipping on Sunday 11th October!