Vote for your representative on Game Advisor commitee

The UKU has created a new committee, to explore & manage the introduction of Game Advisors into UK Competition.  In July we asked for volunteers to join the committee to represent the views of their community (Youth, University, Club & Elite-Club).  For University and Elite-Club there were more than one candidate so we asked them each two questions about how they'll do their job, and we need you to decide who you would like to represent you.  Any UKU member can vote, before 22:00 on Thurs 12th of Sept.

Information about each candidate is below.  The voting form is --> here, and linked again at the bottom of this article.

Your options for Elite Club (Male) representative


Matt BoltonMatt Bolton

How do you stay aware of your community's views?

I am an avid user of ultimate social media including various facebook groups, reddit and twitter, which I can use to keep abreast of my community's opinions. 

How will you feed back to them decisions from the committee?
I am also a part of a couple of discussion groups for UK ultimate 'media' - involving, among others, representatives from the UK top teams. It's this communication channel that I would look to use to disseminate committee decisions back to my community.

 

Robbie Haines

Robbie Haines

How do you stay aware of your community's views?
r/UKUltimate on reddit is currently a great place to keep up to date on peoples views on issues such as SotG, but during EUC2019 the Ultimate Players in Europe Group on Facebook proved to be the best location to find out what people thought on the ongoing issues.

How will you feed back to them decisions from the committee?
I think the best way is to keep a broad reach to start with - BritDisc, reddit, Facebook - and narrowing down to the most successful platforms can come over time if one or two are clearly the most efficient way(s) of reaching the entire community.


Your options for University Representative

Archie Barnes

Archie Barnes

How do you stay aware of your community's views?
As a fresher to the game two years ago I hated the idea of self refereeing, but very quickly I have grown to enjoy self refereeing and the emphasis it places on fair play and measured discussion in the heat of competition. I now absolutely love our self refereeing and wouldn’t want it any other way. I have been club spirit captain both last year and this year as well as university club captain last year, and club secretary this year. In these roles I stay abreast of my community’s views on how ultimate is played and play a big part in educating and upholding spirit of the game within our club. Furthermore, as part of multiple club teams I get to play with lots of different players and hear lots of views on how frisbee should be played and reffed (or not). 

How will you feed back to them decisions from the committee?
For feeding back to the university Community, I would like to make regular posts to the regional Facebook groups to make people aware of any decisions we make as a group. I would also like to use the university presidents group to feedback directly to them and canvas there views as well as use them to disseminate information to there individual clubs.

Will Carter
Will Carter

How do you stay aware of your community's views?
I plan to use the already existing university regional Facebook groups as the main channels to communicate with the university community. This will be a good place to start discussions with members of university club committees from all around the country, put out polls, and feedback the decisions made.

 How will you feed back to them decisions from the committee?
On top of this, I plan to talk to clubs at tournaments and matches throughout the year to get their opinions on the issues that affect them and discuss with them what the committee is doing about them.


Special Note:  Youth representative
This position is currently unfilled.  If you would like to help the UKU understand how Game Advisors might be used to help the Youth community please contact the committee's chair, Oliver Browne, at ojhbrowne@gmail.com.

Vote here
Reminder, you can vote --> here.