|Date||31st August - 1 September 2019|
After two years out, we are back at our old home of Hillsborough Arena in the summer of 2019! We are going back to our roots and will be providing a great tournament with some competitive, but well-spirited, Ultimate; a relaxed atmosphere; some additional games to fill your time; and, of course, some charitable work!
Our venue is pretty intimate, and we use BULA-sized pitches, playing 5-a-side, to maximise teams, players and pitch-time. There is camping on-site, just a short hop from the pitches and licenced bar, and our big marquee offers additional shelter from the elements (hopefully the sun!). There will be the opportunity to play Double Disc Court (DDC) with official sized discs, Spikeball, and don't forget the chance to win a cash prize in the MVP Show Game Fantasy Ultimate sweepstake!
All the details will be available below, with further information being added regularly. For up-to-the-minute updates, join the Facebook event here.
Dsposal is a clean-tech start-up on a mission to develop the tools and data to empower us all to create a world where all waste is treated as a resource. Dsposal builds easy-to-use tech to connect all waste producers to licensed waste services and make compliance simple. We believe in making the relevant data accessible and convenient to use, driving behaviour change and creating value by maximising the utility of waste.
Working with Open Data Manchester, and as part of the GovTech Catalyst project on Smart Waste Tracking with Defra and Innovate UK, we have developed a prototype Open Data Standard for waste and are creating a suite of software tools to enable digital transformation of the entire waste industry – if you’d like to get involved please get in touch, we are all waste producers so we’re keen to have input from everyone who is interested not just those in the industry.
Co-founders of Dsposal, Tom Passmore and Sophie Walker, met at University of Bradford through Ultimate so we’re delighted to be able to continue our support of WasteAid and their amazing, impactful work by working with Sheffield Hat tournament.
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Did you know that up to 70% of the plastic in the oceans comes from places with no waste management? 1 in 3 people globally do not have a waste management service and have to burn or dump their waste, much of it ending up in the oceans. WasteAid helps people turn their waste into useful products, sharing recycling skills to create green jobs, improve public health, and protect the environment.
WasteAid is an independent UK charity (non-profit), set up by waste management professionals to share practical and low-cost waste management know-how with communities in low-income countries. Pollution caused by waste harms people’s health and the environment, and damages the local economy. In contrast, an affordable waste management system is relatively simple to implement, improving the environment, creating jobs and protecting public health – particularly for children.
Plastic pollution in the marine environment is of major global concern, and WasteAid is helping tackle this global problem, working with upstream and coastal communities to set up small recycling centres and help keep plastic out of rivers and the oceans. They also share skills in managing organic waste, helping people make the most from the ‘waste’ materials they have.
All fundraising generated throughout the weekend, and £2 from every entry fee, will be donated to the charity.
High performance, bespoke team apparel created from cutting-edge sustainable materials. British made.
Presca Teamwear work with some of the best Italian mills who create high-performance sustainable fabrics from recycled sources which includes, for example, recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets. These are cleaned up, broken down and extruded into high-quality yarns that have the same chemistry as standard fabrics, just from a renewable source. Sportswear created from these sources uses significantly less water and less CO2 to produce and also helps to clean up our oceans. The fabrics are soft, breathable, wicking and non-chafing.
All of Presca's technical wear is manufactured in the UK, building on centuries of high-quality manufacturing expertise and supporting local workers. Printed with eco-inks and keeping supply chains as short as possible, to reduce CO2 emissions and ensure cost-competitiveness. The quality and knit of the materials and the design and stitching of the products means that they are built to last, reducing waste.
We will be developing a design with Presca that is not only awesome, but subtle and classy enough that you will want to wear it regularly at other events and your club training. We are also doing away with crazy hat tournament colours. Yes, this means that multiple teams may have the same colour jersey (one team will have to turn them inside-out!) but we really want to minimise the possibility of these being single use jerseys.
Remember to check out the size chart before selecting your jersey size!