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).
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.
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:
- 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.
- 1st – Sublime Beginners (Portsmouth)
- 2nd Mohawks Y (Sussex)
- 3rd Mohawks X (Sussex)
- 1st – GB Women’s Masters 1
- 2nd – Irn Brew
- 3rd – Brighton Beautiful
- 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.
Winter practice is back! Here are the details you need to know.
BU winter practice is running weekly at BACA from 8pm to 10pm every Friday
All skill levels welcome!
Calendar: check out bottom of the homepage
Location: Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) Sport Centre, Lewes Rd, Brighton BN1 9PW, UK (BACA on gmap: https://www.google.com/maps?hl=en-GB&q=Brighton+Aldridge+Community+Academy+Sport+Centre,+Lewes+Rd,+Brighton+BN1+9PW,+UK&source=calendar)
Cost: £3.50 per session, discounted pre-pay deals are available until Thursday 10th November
When: Fridays 8pm to 10pm up to 16th December.
You will need to be a BU member after your 2nd practice, assuming the 1st practice is your first ever practice with BU. Please purchase your membership online.