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)

Congratulations to Sussex Stingrays, Brighton’s U20 team, for winning the Lemmings Luau tournament, and to Sussex Mohawks Mixed for winning the UKU Uni Mixed Cooldown event in Cardiff!

We held an EGM and are happy to announce Joe Butler was elected as President of BU, and Noah Frisbee as the new Director of Development.

A new Funding Committee was also established, chaired by John Maule.

Brighton Ultimate is proud to announce the return of the first indoor draft league since 2015. Draft leagues are fantastic events which begin with the captains selecting their players on draft night. Who will get picked first? Which captain has come up with the best plan? Who’s going to find a great player late on in the draft? and who’s the most generous teammate at the bar? all this will be discovered at Draft Night on Tuesday 5th February, at the Open House.

Games will start on Tuesday 12th February 8pm til 10pm at BACA. The same location as the hat league but we will have games running on 2 pitches and a slightly longer break between games.

It’s an opportunity for you to play 6 weeks of mixed indoor ultimate for the price of £14. Concessions for women, students and juniors who will pay £12.

Find out more details by signing up on this form:

https://goo.gl/forms/Jwh4WxqVFY9XFGnz2

Sussex Youth is a club for any young people around Sussex and below the age of 20 to play Ultimate frisbee. We will hold training days and enter tournaments around the U.K. It will be a great chance to improve your skills and also meet other young players in the South East. Beginners welcome, first training is on the 12th of January.

The aim is to provide an opportunity for young people that do not have a club in their school or college and want the chance to train and compete with players of a similar age. We also want to support and connect schools which have already started Ultimate.

Sussex Youth will be working closely with Brighton Ultimate and both Sussex and Brighton Universities. If this interests you then fill out the form and we’ll be in touch with how you can get involved. If you are under 18 you need permission from your parent or guardian to fill this out.

Link to form: https://goo.gl/forms/k3Y3tQZcotBrJ6ly2

Any questions email: development@brightonultimate.co.uk

We have lots going on this month.

End of Year Club Meal

Saturday 10th November (Facebook event) from 7pm.

Come to the Park View pub (downstairs) and celebrate being a part of our wonderful ultimate community. This meal is for everyone somehow involved in the club, no matter what team you play on or if you only attended 1 Monday night or Fun Tuesday- All welcome!  The deadline for having the buffet has gone but you can still order from the normal menu when you arrive.


Children in Need fundraiser!

Monday 12th November at normal BACA practice.

The BBC have contacted us and we are planning a special training on the 12th to be a fundraising event – usual player fees waived, we also suggest you donate at least the same amount to Children in Need!  Footage will be recorded and sent to the BBC for broadcast on 16th Nov.  If it’s good they’ll use it to be played nationally!

Currently taking all ideas from players to make this fun and raise as much money as possible for the charity, get involved by sending your ideas to Joe and turning up with deep pockets on the 12th!

On the night we’ll just be playing games.  Turn up and you’ll be put into semi-random teams (hat draw).


AGM 2018

Tuesday 13th November (Facebook event) at the Walrus Pub at 7pm

The time has come around again for the Annual General Meeting – your chance to chat about the running of the club, and get involved with being a part of the committee of one of the longest running and most forward-thinking frisbee clubs in the country for the coming 2019 season.  More info about the committee and what they do is available here.

There are definitely going to be posts becoming available this year, so if you are keen to give back to the community and run with your own ideas of how things should be done, now is your chance!

See this doc for full descriptions of the roles and responsibilities in the BU Committee.


Indoor Hat League

Weekly from Thursday 15th November at BACA 8:30-10:00pm

This is to be confirmed, as we’re waiting for the sports centre to give us the final all clear.  Watch this space for details.


Finally, if you’re a Google calendar user then you may want to add our BU Calendar as one of your own.  We keep it up to date

We’re inviting beginners to our usual Autumn practice, who will get dedicated coaching from Hannah Brew