BU is excited to announce that sign ups are now open for our first round of Summer Hat league! Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a veteran or a complete beginner.

Hat format, 5-a-side

Mixed & Open divisions

Mondays, 7pm – 8.40pm

12th June – 3rd July

1 x 30 minute game each week, minimum

Wild Park, off Lewes Road

£8 player fee

The league will run on Mondays for 4 weeks (12th June – 3rd July), and each week, you’ll get a minimum of 1 x 30 minute game, played between 7pm and 8.40pm, at Wild Park, off Lewes Road (map link at the bottom of this post!).

A hat league means we draw the teams randomly (but with a spread of experience across every team) – this means you’ll get to meet (and compete against!) a variety of people from across the Brighton Ultimate community. We’re aiming to run 2 divisions in our first round of summer hat league this year: mixed and open. In the mixed division, each team will field 2 or 3 women for each point (as per WFDF 2017 rules); in the open division, there are no gender restrictions.

For each division, there will be:
– winners medals
– a prize for the most spirited team
– League MVP prizes (as voted by the teams)

Sign up now!

The player fee will be £8 for each division you want to play in (you can sign up for both, if you like). We’ll ask you to pay this fee after you complete the sign up form.

For insurance reasons, you will need Brighton Ultimate membership (£10/£5) and UK Ultimate membership (basic: £5) to play in the league. These memberships will cover you for subsequent leagues and trainings as well, until the end of September. If you’re coming to club trainings on Mondays, training with one of the teams on Wednesday or Thursday, or playing at tour, you should have these already!

Entry deadline: Saturday 10th June, 5pm.
Payment deadline (incl. BU & UKU membership): Sunday 11th June, 5pm.

You can get BU membership via the website here.

You can get UKU membership via the UKU site here.

Any questions? Email Megan at president@brightonultimate.co.uk!

Are you a complete beginner? Why not head down to our Monday night session at Wild Park on June 5th, 6.45pm – 8.30pm, to get an introduction to the game – we’ll have a dedicated beginners coach at this training, ready to get you started! We’ll also have one of our coaches running a short taster session on Monday 12th June, 6.30pm to 7.15pm (before the first game), to introduce the basics for any beginners in the league, and your new teammates will also be happy to help!

The agenda for the committee meeting on the 6th December is now available to view. The agenda is still being updated, but should be finalised by December 5th, 6pm.

 

The committee apologises for the later-than-intended publication of this agenda – this is due to a number of our members having busy schedules and the difficulty of finding space in December to meet, with an unexpected opportunity emerging at short notice (ie. less than one week).

 

Click here to access the December 6th Agenda.

 

If you have any comments relating to items being discussed, or any issues you would like to raise at the committee meeting, please contact Nicole Cozens (communications), at communications at brightonultimate dot co dot uk, by Tuesday 6th December, 12pm.

 

Best wishes,

the BU committee

At the AGM in October, members voted through a change in constitution, relating to Section 9, which deals with the structure of the committee. This change streamlined the committee, in accordance with the proposal voted on at the AGM (available to view here), to the following six positions:

  • President
  • Director of Communications (vice-president)
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Performance

The new committee has redrafted the constitution (specifically Section 9) to reflect the outcome of this vote by the members, with the key adjustment of incorporating our Safeguarding Officer into the constitution, and protecting their oversight role and independence.

The updated constitution can be viewed here. The relevant amendments are in dark red text, in Section 9. The rest of the constitution remains unchanged.

This amendment to the Safeguarding Officer’s role is to ensure that our safeguarding procedures remain strong within our club, and was developed in conjunction with UK Ultimate (our national governing body) to ensure we meet their recommended practices around safeguarding, while still implementing the structural change voted on at the AGM.

The committee believes this redraft of the constitution to best represent the proposal voted on by members at the AGM, but invites any members with concerns regarding the incorporation of our safeguarding provision to raise these by emailing the Director of Communications (Nicole Cozens) at nicolecozens1108 at gmail dot com.

If no concerns are raised regarding these amendments, the constitution will be updated by the committee on 20th December 2016.

Following the club AGM, the club has a new committee and committee structure (click here for further details on changes to the constitution voted through at the AGM).

 

President: Megan Hurst

Communications (VP): Nicole Cozens

Finance: John Maule

Operations: Rachel Clark

Development: Hannah Brew

Performance: Richard Roberts

 

You can see their smiling faces at the committee page, where you’ll also find links to the committee’s transparency statement, the meeting agendas and minutes.

 

The new committee is excited to keep working hard to provide more opportunities to play and develop for our members, and to develop ultimate in the Brighton community. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming opportunities for members to input into the future direction of the club and to help with BU projects!

Over this weekend, and for the seventh year running, our SICKO team put on another great Beginners tournament that saw a great array of players from all over the south of the UK.  University players to long been graduates, GB players to complete beginners all playing in one of three divisions (Beginners, Women’s and Open).  Congratulations to Mohawks (University of Sussex), GB Women’s Masters and Sublime Beginners (Portsmouth University) on their finals victories, and to Rhubarb, GB Women’s Masters and Reading Knights (beginners) on winning spirit of the game in your respective divisions!

The top three in each division were as follows.  The full results will be published this week on the sicko website.

Beginners Division:

  • 1st – Sublime Beginners (Portsmouth)
  • 2nd Mohawks Y (Sussex)
  • 3rd Mohawks X (Sussex)

Women’s Division:

  • 1st – GB Women’s Masters 1
  • 2nd – Irn Brew
  • 3rd – Brighton Beautiful

Open Division:

  • 1st – Mohawks (Sussex)
  • 2nd – Cut Under
  • 3rd – GIMV

Brighton Ultimate is really proud to put on this annual event and help push new players into a sport (and friendship groups!) they’ll enjoy for a lifetime.  Thanks to everyone that helped throughout the weekend and especially the Brighton Ultimate community whose help makes this tournament happen!

Keep an eye on the Facebook channels and the sicko website for lost property and info on how to enter into Regurg in January and next year’s beginners tournament next October.