Ultimate, start your engines…

We’re calling on all Ultimate players, from Grand Champion to Unranked, all across the globe, to take part in our Charity Rocket League Championship as part of an initiative lead by Deep Space to raise money for organisations tackling racial injustice – more details here.

On July 25-26th Brighton Ultimate are hosting a 3 vs 3 Rocket League tournament for the Ultimate Community to take part in, as we seek to raise funds for a great cause. Come represent your local Ultimate team as you compete with others from all around the world through play-ins on Saturday July 25th, with the top 8 teams returning on Sunday July 26th to battle for the championship.

For this event Brighton Ultimate have chosen to raise money for Sporting Equals. Sporting Equals are the only organisation in the UK to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity. Their primary aims include raising awareness and understanding of the needs of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities within the sports and health sector through increasing participation, identifying and showcasing talent, improving health and lifestyles, and building cohesive communities.
Find out more about Sporting Equals on their website.

The tournament will be streamed on the Felix Ultimate YouTube channel from 7pm BST (2pm ET/11am PDT/8pm CEST) for 4-5 hours on the Saturday and Sunday, featuring commentary from familiar voices of the ultimate scene. Entry fee to compete in the event will be a charitable donation of £15 to Sporting Equals through the sign-up link below.

If you have any questions then feel free to leave a reply below or send a direct email. You can also follow the event on our Facebook page.


We look forward to seeing you then!

Dear BU community and friends!

We hope you’re all well and managing to survive without missing frisbee too much.

While much of the country is opening up, we will be following official UKU guidelines on Covid-19 (below) and will not be starting training again for the foreseeable future. All UKU events have been cancelled up through August, Nationals is still on the schedule but subject to change. We will keep you updated on changing guidance and when we can start playing once again!

In the meantime, here are a few things we recommend to keep your spirits up and scratch your ultimate itch. Stay active with some bedroom workouts (see the WhatsApp Group for inspiration), running, cycling or sea swimming. Or you could refine your ultimate skills with some housemate throwing or watching some of these classic games. Keep in touch with your teammates for ideas, banter and inspiration through our WhatsApp group and Facebook group.

We have some exciting things coming up including some Online Socials and Fundraising events that will bring us together over an ultimate-less summer. If you have been having success with other activities that you think would suit the Brighton community, do let us know and keep a keen eye out for more updates from us coming soon on email and our Facebook page!

Black Lives Matter:

Brighton Ultimate is partnering with Deep Space and over 40 clubs across the UK to raise money for organisations addressing racial inequality here in the UK as a community. From the 9th of July to the 9th of August, we will be sending out fundraising forms and running charity social events for those who are comfortable and willing to support these initiatives. We are planning activities for every Monday @ 7:30pm starting with a Charity Quiz next Monday! To stay up to date, make sure you’re following Brighton Ultimate on Facebook

If you have any questions, ideas, or would like to lend a helping hand in this please do let us know!

Brighton Committee

Come play some fun frisbee related games and get an introduction to the sport of Ultimate. Our expert coaches will teach the core skills alongside competitive challenges that keep kids active and engaged during the whole session.Children aged 8 – 13 are welcome to attend, no previous frisbee experience necessary.

6th – 8th April.

Sign up here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sport/children/childrenscamps/easter

The Brighton Indoor Development Draft League will run every Tuesday, from November 12th to December 10th at BACA (Brighton Aldridge Community Academy) from 20:30 to 22:00.

Sign up here!

Players of all abilities are welcomed to take part, experienced captains will be on hand to give advice to newer players and lead the team. This is a great opportunity for players all around Brighton to socialise and win some games doing so.The format will be 4vs4 loose mixed (at least one male-identifying and female-identifying player on the line, every point).

Draft Selection will take place at the Monday Baca Session on November 11th, here you’ll meet the captains and play some fun games alongside them.

A double round-robin bracket will play out over the first 4 weeks leading to finals on December 10th.

The cost is £15 or £12.50 for students, pay via the Brighton Ultimate website.

Please send a photo of yourself to development@brightonultimate.co.uk to help draft captains to select their teams. Any questions or concerns, feel free to send an email to that address.

Here’s the sign-up form again – don’t delay, the draft is in 5 days!
Noah & BU Committee
The BU 2019 AGM took place last week; here are the minutes, and welcome the new BU Committee 2019-20:
President: Zach Fairclough (+ Tom Mannings)
Treasurer: Ezra Goldsmith (+ Adam Preston)
Communications: Felix Shardlow
Development: Noah Brinkworth
Performance: Sarah Hills & Charlie Butt
Operations: Position not filled
 
Nicole Cozens remains as our Safeguarding Officer, however she notes that if a more active player is interested in the role then they should get in touch.
Thank you to the outgoing committee members for their work in 2018-19: Joe Butler, Adam Preston, Tom Mannings, and Chris Longman.
We are looking to fill the role of Director of Operations. Are you able to put something back into the BU Club this year? Here’s more info about the role:
Director of Operations
This person should have an overall knowledge of all operational undertakings by the club. They are responsible for ensuring that the club’s core activities are sustained whilst keeping an eye on the costings of any such activity.
This means that the health & safety officer, safeguarding and wellbeing officers should report to and receive direction from this person. Also any TDs for potential tournaments the club runs would receive direction from this person.
Responsibilities: Autumn & Winter training venue. Equipment. Legal things.
Desirables: Guiding the running of tournaments. Organising a painted pitch in Brighton.
If you think you could fulfil this role then please get in touch with the BU committee and we can talk through the requirements of the role in more depth. The BU committee are all volunteers who put time into running the club for the benefit of all members, and includes new volunteers every year.
If you are curious about the running of the club and potentially have some input, suggestions, or just want to keep your ear close to the ground, join the BU Community Forum, where the agenda & minutes are posted for each committee meeting, and topics related to the running of the club are raised & discussed!
BU Committee 2019-20

Stingrays went to the inaugural Junior mixed championship last weekend and placed 3rd.

After winning their first two matches 7-3 and 4-2, they were unable to beat Evolution who went on to win the event.

In Stingrays’ final game they faced up against Flux, a team who have won 2 of the last 3 Junior events. Stingrays narrowly lost 6-7 in an extremely well contested game (scoring the final point with a layout grab, not quite enough to bring the scores level).

It was also the first Stingrays tournament organised entirely by the players. The team was made up of 6 different schools, colleges and universities!

Brighton Ultimate is excited to announce the South East Junior Skills day, hosted by Tonbridge School on 14th September, 9am – 5pm.

Anybody aged 10 to 19 is welcome. It will be a fantastic opportunity for brand new players to learn from the wealth of experienced players and coaches that will be there. More experienced players will be able to sharpen their skills and everyone will get the chance to compete in the afternoon Hat tournament. We will also have “role model” players of each gender on each hat team.

The whole day will only cost £8 and you will need to bring a packed lunch. You will receive a coloured T-Shirt for your Hat tournament team.

Use this link to sign up https://forms.gle/Z5yYDNXEm59CHuFi9 either as an individual player or if you coach a school team and can let me know how many players you have that are interested.

Any questions please email development@brightonultimate.co.uk.

See you there!

BU’s funding scheme is open! The committee has agreed to make a pot of money open to applications from any club member. It could be for an event, on behalf of a team (e.g. tournament or transport costs) or to support your personal ultimate goals.

Details of how to apply are on this webpage: https://www.brightonultimate.co.uk/forms/
Please send any questions to funding@brightonultimate.co.uk

Crucially we are looking to fund applications where there is a benefit to the ultimate community, in line with the club’s mission statement (see https://www.brightonultimate.co.uk/about/). Applications will be considered as-and-when they are received and reviewed by the funding sub-committee, which includes representation from the executive committee and ordinary members.

Finally, we are still looking for a student member to join the funding sub-committee – ideally one from Sussex and one from Brighton. This is a great opportunity for a uni club committee member to understand how BU can support your teams. You can express your interest by emailing funding@brightonultimate.co.uk.

Shimmy
(Chair, Funding Sub-Committee)