Episode 25: UK Ultimate’s plan for the future

June 26th, 2013

UK Ultimate logoThis week I talk to the legend that is Simon Hill, CEO of UK Ultimate. We chat about UK Ultimate's strategic plan and the future of Ultimate in the UK.

UK Ultimate is the national governing for our sport in the UK and Si is the driving force behind it. Si is also chair of the WFDF Ultimate committee as well as on the Rules, Spirit and championships for WFDF! Oh, and he plays too.

In this episode though we talk about UK Ultimate. Why the organisation exists, what it does and the existing goals laid out in the new UK Ultimate strategic plan.

Listen to hear Si explain the full details and find out how to get involved!

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Episode 23: Brew & Maddox from GB U23 Mixed

June 12th, 2013

This year there are 15 GB teams representing UK Ultimate in 4 major international tournaments - including the "WFDF World U23s Championships".

All this means there is a huge amount of training, time and money being put in by a large number of the best UK players - and a lot of stories to hear!

This episode is the next in a series where we are talking to representatives from as many of these GB teams as possible.

So lets meet John Maddox & Hannah Brew from GB U23 Mixed; they will be travelling to Toronto in July for the "WFDF World U23s Championships". We chat about the selection process, team training and the build up to Toronto.

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Episode 18: GB Mixed Beach

May 8th, 2013

GB Mixed BeachThis episode is the second in the GB Team series.

2013 sees 15 GB teams representing UK Ultimate in 4 major international tournaments - including, the "World Games" the "European Youth Ultimate Championships", the "WFDF World U23s Championships" AND the "European Beach Ultimate Championships"

All this means there is a huge amount of training, time and money being put in by a large number of the best UK players - and a lot of stories to hear!

This episode I have the great pleasure of speaking to David Pryce and Lauren Bryant from the GB Mixed team travelling to Spain in June for the "European Beach Ultimate Championships".

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Episode 17: GB U23 Women

May 1st, 2013

GB U23 WomenThis year there are 15 GB teams representing UK Ultimate in 4 major international tournaments - including the "WFDF World U23s Championships".

All this means there is a huge amount of training, time and money being put in by a large number of the best UK players - and a lot of stories to hear!

This episode is the start of a series where we'll talk to representatives from as many of these GB teams as possible.

GBU23The first GB team we get to hear from are the U23 Women, travelling to Toronto in July for the "WFDF World U23s Championships": meet Carla, Jen, Kim and Grace!

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Episode 7: Angela & Laura the Ultimate physios

February 20th, 2013

Laura and AngelaIn this episode I am delighted to be speaking to Angela George & Laura Partridge, two of the wonderful physio's who look after us at tournaments and also work closely with the GB teams.

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Episode 6: Nick Sampson on GB Juniors

February 14th, 2013

Nick SampsonIn this episode I am talking Nick Sampson who was heavily involved, both as a coach and a manager, in the GB Junior program 2005 - 2012.  We talk, amongst other  things about the evolution of the GB Junior program since 2005 and the experience of both players and coaches in the build up to and at the big international Ultimate Frisbee tournaments every year.

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Episode 5: Ali Smith on Anti-Doping in Ultimate

February 6th, 2013

ali.jpgIn this episode I am talking Ali Smith about anti-doping regulations in Ultimate.

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