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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: https://goo.gl/L6Hryq

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 Nationals 2018 (EUCR-W) - Final Standings, Qualifiers for EUCF, Spirit Results & Lost Property

Well done to everyone that took part at UKU Nationals 2018! Despite the wet and windy weather on Sunday, we hope you all had a great event and enjoyed playing some fun, competitve Ultimate. Also, thank you to everyone that took part in the Competition Structure Review sessions - they were very informative and we will be sharing further details about the discussions that took place soon so keep an eye out for that announcement!

 

Huge congratulations to Nice Bristols for winning the Women's division after a great game against Iceni in the final, to Black Eagles for coming top in the Mixed division, and also to Clapham for finishing 1st at UKU Nationals for another year! Given that this event was also the qualifier for EUCF, a massive well done also goes to Chevron Action Flash, Reading Open and PELT for qualifying for the Open division, and to Iceni and Rebel for taking the other qualifying spots in the Women's and Mixed divisions respectively. 

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.