The Grapevine – 03/01

?????, Clapham, Get Horizontal, Iceni, SYC, The Grapevine, theShowGame, Ultiworld

Happy New Year from everyone at the Grapevine, 2014 is going to be massive and here’s just the start! 

Tomorrow SYC host the first London Women’s Session in 2014, get down to Clapham South for that!

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Also Iceni are hosting London Women’s Winter League the following weekend, so much Ultimate for you ladies!

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Nice Bristols have been working hard in their local area including Steph Walker who got a mention in her local paper raising money to get to WUCC.

Enjoy some great photos including the UK contribution from Tom “Mum” Abrams of Clapham Ultimate, on Ultiworld.

Plus our own addition twinned with Get Horizontal, below.

Another ultimate blog has gone live, but this time it comes from one of the biggest writers of 2013; Beaufort Kittredge. We expect big things here! 

Next week will see the official release of our new section, keep your eyes peeled for the announcement. We are excited, it’s like Christmas all over again! 

Like, share, comment and contribute!
DP @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 27/12

Bubblepest, Get Horizontal, Merry Christmas, The Grapevine, Ultimatum

Christmas Edition of The Grapevine, bringing cheer to you from the Ultimate world.

Ultimatum has been shipped and people have started receiving them including our great partners Get Horizontal … what do you all think? 

Talking of GH, they will be at BubblePest this year (indoor 3G tournament in Budapest). Where Good Lord (London) will be defending their title in 2014. See the trailer here.


UK Ultimate need you! An events coordinator is needed for all UKU events and it’s a paid job! Apply here.
We want to wish all our readers, contributors, friends and families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

DP @ tSG

The Grapevine – 13/12

?????, Bad Skid, Get Horizontal, Iceni, SYC, The Grapevine

The Grapevine covers this weeks Ultimate from near and far…

Get Horizontal (our European partners) gave us a promotion on twitter whilst reminding us there is no ‘I’ in team (although there is a me?) with Brummie’s “No Heroes” piece.

Iceni and SYC released their trial schedules for the coming season, London and South East women get to both and enjoy some high level women’s ultimate! See their FB posts below:

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Our German friends who came to London’s Calling last year (coming back?) took some advice from us in Bordeaux airport and did an english episode!! And it was awesome, watch it here.

Nice one! We always love to hear your suggestions and really want more contributors for the coming seasons, keep your eyes open for a big announcement soon. Especially if you love frisbee chat… DP @ tSG. 

The Grapevine – 08/11

Devon, Get Horizontal, SkyD, The Grapevine, Understanding Ultimate.

The off season is in full swing, see what the Ultimate world here and afar is getting up to in this weeks The Grapevine. 

In breaking news, after an amazing season in the UK and Europe, Devon Ultimate have secured themselves an exclusive Ultimate marked field in Exeter (possibly the first in the UK?), amazing…See how it looks from one of the players’ Twitter:

We now have our own pitch kindly supplied by Devon Council @devonultimate #swag

Happy 3rd Anniversary to SkyD and to celebrate SkyD are raising money to help develop Ultimate media further! We like this. Go give some cash (remember to add $15 for shipping of cool swag) to this great cause.

Our very lucky friend, Bommie from Get Horizontal interviews Ring of Fire player Roy Matthews at USAU Nationals last month with the help of Five Ultimate.

Want to contribute? Go visit our contributions page, email us, FB us, tweet us! DP @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 25/10

Get Horizontal, Golden Keg, The Grapevine, UltimateRob, USAU Nationals 2013

Apart from Uni Regionals a lot is going on elsewhere – The Grapevine…

Bommie from Get Horizontal was very lucky to get to go to USAU Nationals along with Five Ultimate go read his recap of the experience. 

Our great friend Mark Earley is the TD for the Golden Keg in Dublin next summer. Many UK and internationals teams should be in attendance and registration has opened up! Get signed up! 

Make sure to follow your favourite Uni teams on twitter this weekend, read our coverage and go start the season with a bang! Hashtags: #SEUOIR #WUOIR #NUOIR #MUOIR 

Finally a MUST READ is an interview with one of the supposed creators of the sport, UltimateRob shares the original piece and adds some current context too.

Have a great weekend folks! DP @ tSG.

The Grapevine – 18/10

Get Horizontal, Kapow, The Grapevine, Tim Morrill, UK Ultimate, Understanding Ultimate., USA Ultimate, USAU Nationals 2013

Here, there, everywhere; The Grapevine brings you bits of news from the week.

Over the first week of November KaPow and UK Ultimate are hosting Tim Morrill in London, Liverpool and Manchester. Tim will be leading sessions on fitness and strength work for Ultimate, sign up and get to it!

In this months UKU newsletter we got a reminder of all the indoor dates. If you haven’t already update your calendar…

…making sure to add the UKU General Meeting on 9th November. We are the board of directors, get you vote in either in person or online for a new UKU resolution. 

Understanding Ultimate gives you some options for throwing if there are only two of you.

Our european partners Get Horizontal are very lucky to be at the USA Ultimate Nationals which started yesterday. Make sure to read up on their page as well as the Ultiworld live update page. A great watch is the following video recapping yesterdays play, can you spot our exported players?

Spot the Brits, twins?! Video Courtesy of USA Ultimate.

How’s your off season shaping up? DP @ tSG

The Grapevine – 11/05

FFindr, Get Horizontal, Jen, SOAR, The Grapevine, UK Ultimate, Understanding Ultimate.

The Grapevine – all the links from around the Ultimate world.

Jen released their trial squad and the Secret Frizzer has discussed them too

Understanding Ultimate talk about Choking this week.

Jaff Martin from SOAR writes for Get Horizontal about developing UK Ultimate at all levels.

FFindr have an awesome visualisation of clubs around Europe, so see it!

Hope your enjoying the off season, and maybe playing a little indoors? DP @ tSG.