|Date||8th - 9th March 2014|
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
|Fee||£120 per team|
You can follow all the scores from the weekend on our live schedule, available here.
The home of Mix & Mingle and Sheffield Beginners (and UKU Open & Women's Indoor Nationals back in 2008) is now to play host to the UK Ultimate Mixed Indoor National Championships. There is space for up to 24 teams to take part in the tournament and competition will be high as current National Champions 'Dazed & Confused' seek to defend their crown.
Entry will be based on a first paid, first confirmed basis. There is no priority for any teams (other than the reigning champs) so if you want to enter 1st and 2nd teams etc, please feel free. The first 23 teams to enter and pay will join Dazed in the tournament.
The usual UKU eligibility and membership criteria applies as this is a National level competion. Please see the UKU website for further details or contact the TD or Indoor DOC if you have any queries.
Please complete the simple form, below, to enter a team. If you are entering multiple teams, please provide additional information to assist with seeding for the tournament. On the Saturday we will be running two pools in the morning and two in the afternoon. If you have a preference, please select it on the form.
Payment details are also shown below. Please pay promptly as your place will only be confirmed once payment has been received.
Further information, including seedings and schedules, will appear on this page as and when it is confirmed.
Under the UK Ultimate eligibility rules:
- all teams must be registered on the UKU website
- all players must be full (or full student) members of UKU
- all players must be rostered to their respective teams
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre is a World class sports venue and attracts some of the biggest and best National and International sporting events on offer.
For Ultimate use, the hall is split down the middle by way of a curtain and rebound boards, leaving two large pitches either side. Spectators can watch all the action from the viewing balcony or from behind the safety netting near the pitch entrances on the ground level. Only players and coaches should be standing on the sidelines of the pitches - this is a safety issue, and actually in the UKU Indoor Rules...
The foodetc. cafe offers a range of hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks; and is open from 9am until 8pm. This is also a fully licensed bar and has two flat screen TVs for watching the days live sporting action. Water from the taps around Ponds Forge is NOT suitable for drinking so you should get drinking water from the Cafe, though we may have large containers near the pitch area.
A few venue rules:
~ Competitors' shoes MUST have non-marking soles. Any player spotted wearing the wrong footwear can, and will, be removed from the hall by the TD at any time.
~ There is very little warm-up space! Discs MUST NOT be thrown in the reception area or near any doors or fire exits. Any players warming up (e.g. running) or throwing discs may be asked to stop by centre staff or the TD.
~ Fire exits MUST be kept clear at all times. The doors should ONLY be used in an emergency as they are all ALARMED.
The taps at Ponds Forge do not provide drinking water (though if you don't object to lukewarm untreated water you are welcome to it) so you need to fill up your bottles from the water containers in the cafe or in the sports hall area if we have them. To make it easier on yourself, we would advise bringing at least a couple of litres of water with you, to save having to queue up for more.
**Each team will be provided with a full 5 litre bottle of mineral water to help ease any potential issues. Please get yours from Tournament HQ when you arrive.**
We'd recommend only bringing a car to the venue if you have to so if you can leave it at your accommodation, you may wish to consider it. Car parking at Ponds Forge is £6 for a full day. *We sometimes get discounted tickets but these are not guaranteed so please be expected to pay full price.* The car park is only small though so the overflow is the neighbouring Q-Park. They charge £12 for up to ten hours but you can get a voucher from Ponds Forge reception to limit this cost to £1 per hour.
Full details can be found at:
We are not in a position to offer accommodation for this event. There are, however, a number of hotels close to Ponds Forge, or get in touch with your Sheffield friends for a free or cheaper alternative! If you get really stuck we may be able to help out but this is not at all guaranteed so please consider your accommodation before entering the event.
The following are all just a short walk from Ponds Forge:
|Gotta Catch 'Em All|
|Cloud City Ultimate|
|Dazed and Confused|
|eat disc international|
Please note the schedule was changed and the new version uploaded at 22:09 on Thursday 6th March
You can download the full schedule using the link below. Copies WILL NOT be provided to teams so please print a copy or save it to your smartphone.
First Aid cover is provided by the leisure staff at Ponds Forge. If there are serious injuries on the pitch then we can call in the leisure staff to assess and treat.
We are also lucky enough to have a well-trained and very experienced physio on site all weekend. Kat works with the Sheffield Eagles rugby league team and was also on the physio staff with the Ireland National Team at the Rugby League World Cup in 2013. Not only will Kat be on hand to be first on the scene in case of serious injury (she'll have radio contact to the sports centre staff) but she has also kindly offered the following services:
- Pre booked taping £1.50 per item strapped (for pre-existing injuries - click here). Other than that first aid taping only.
- Rubs £3.50 per body area!
- Physio assessment and advice £7.50.