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GB Senior Men Player Applications

The 2019 European Ultimate Championships are being held in Gyor, Hungary next year from June 29 - July 6. Following on from a gold medal performance in 2015 the GB Men's team is looking to develop on what has come before and create a world class team of players from all over the UK.


Please use this form to apply. Trial weekend 1 will be held in Leicester.


Application form deadline is Tuesday October 23.

Changes to Reporting and Tracking Spirit Scores at University Competitions

Following discussions between the UKU Spirit of the Game Committee and the UKU University Committee we have decided to make some changes to reporting Spirit and how we follow up on Spirit results particularly looking at the university BUCS league.

Both committees felt we should be putting more emphasis on Spirit at the university level especially the BUCS league where previously there has not been the emphasis on the recording of spirit scores which we see at university regional and national events. Therefore we have decided to make the following changes

Competition Structure Review - Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the competition structure review discussion sessions at UKU Nationals 2018. We have put together all of the information collected during these sessions for those that weren’t able to attend, and it can now all be accessed via the following link if you wish to read through it: https://goo.gl/tGmv5n 

 

To move forward with the discussion though, we have created a document that lays out the themes we’ve found within the feedback so far, as well as outlining the main questions that we think need to be answered to enable us to find the right competition structure.

 

If you missed the previous announcements, here is the link to the original announcement for the review, including the presentation explaining why we’re doing it, and all of the responses from the initial Competition Structure Review survey can be found here.

 

GB Committee Announcement

This announcement relates to some immediate changes to the way we organise GB squads, noting that we expect this to be a starting point for ongoing improvements. Please see the full article for more details on the following:

  1. We are re-organising the GB Oversight Committee by both adding some roles, and making the roles of the existing group more specific.  The committee will be renamed to GB Committee.
  2. We are setting up a larger team of volunteers to help coordinate the activities that are needed to help run all the squads: e.g. coordinating the medical team, dealing with kit, etc.
  3. Process for appointing squad leaders 2019-20
  4. Timescales for squad applications and appointments

For context, we remind members that in busy years such as 2019 or 2020, there may be as many as 20 different Great Britain teams representing us at various WFDF/EUF events across different divisions, age-groups and surfaces.

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.