London Women’s University Ultimate

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As Women’s Indoor Regionals approach, Lauren Bryant summarises the goals and aims discussed at the recent London Women’s University Ultimate meeting.

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The Club and University representatives who gathered for the recent meeting.

 

 

The Grapevine – 11/04

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The Grapevine – bringing you a little bit of Ultimate from home and abroad.


Adding to Charlie Blair’s great write up on the London Women’s Ultimate Forum; Curve Women made a little promo (see below).


We have seen a lot of writing from Brummie over the last year but watch him talk about his playing and coaching to a non Ultimate audience here.

This weekend is MT2 expect: a Smatt vs Matt preview, drama and hopefully more Matt Dathan puns. Make sure to use #ukumt2 on twitter to ensure followers at home are up to date with scores and banter on the tagboard!

This week saw the release of the WUCC 2014 team list! Go check out the competition for this summers big tournament here.

The Flatball film has made its target and even exceeded it by $6000, awesome news and cannot wait to watch it!

Finally, check out this new page which collates information on teams and tournament from all over the world: ulti.info. In May you will be able to login and add yourself to your team rosters, want to help? Contact them from the site directly.



Curve Women from Laura Payne on Vimeo.

London Women’s Ultimate Forum

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Charlie Blair gives us the lowdown on the meeting of London Women’s Ultimate Forum a couple weeks ago.
 

Ten years ago London was host to a mere 24 female Ultimate players.  The establishment of the women’s Tour opened the door for growth by providing the opportunity for women not merely to play at a competitive and athletic level against one another, but facilitated both the incentive and necessity for other teams to strive to regularly train at such a level.  As such we have witnessed Tour participation swell from only seven teams in 2004 to twenty-one in 2013, four of which represented the capital.

Whilst on the surface this may seem somewhat impressive, a simple comparison with the growth in Open and the fact that only Iceni and SYC attended Nationals highlights the lack of sustainability that London clubs – indeed clubs nationwide – outside of the top tier appear to be suffering from. Thus, despite a steady increase in female participation, our club infrastructure, and thus our development, remains weak.

It is why at the beginning of this month, representatives of London based women’s clubs and those interested and/or affiliated to their development gathered for an open forum to evaluate the current situation. They included: Iceni, SYC, Crown Jewels, Curve, Discie Chicks and a new team, so nascent yet to be named! In addition there was university representation from Kings, UCL and Imperial. It was incredible alone to have a whole cohort of women representing their interests in London, a decade since Alia Ayub and Laura Pearce encouraged women in the UK to talk about what they want from Ultimate for the first time, which led to the inception of the Women’s Tour and the appointment of the first ever UKU Women’s Coordinator.

Representation from all over the London club and university scene.