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Welcome to UCL Ultimate Frisbee Club! Founded in 1997, we cater for players of all abilities, whether you've been playing for 5 years or have never picked up a frisbee in your life. You don't need a lot to play, just a light and a dark coloured top and some comfortable shoes to run in. If you've never heard of us before, get the free membership, come along to one of our sessions and just give it a go! 

What is Ultimate?

Ultimate is a great sport to pick up if you are looking to continue sports in university but want to try something new. It's a fast growing team sport that is sort of a mix between netball and rugby, only with a frisbee (aka disc). You can't move when you have the frisbee (aka disc), you can only hold it for a certain amount of time, and you score by catching it in the opposing end zone. Games can last anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes depending on the score cap.

Also, we're one of the only competitive sports that are self-officiating - but the games are no less competitive for it. Spirit of the Game is a really useful way to keep games fun and fair, so that everyone has the best time possible.

Are there opportunities to compete?

For those interested in playing for the competitive teams (Men's, Women's, Mixed), the UCL Silverbacks regularly place well in all divisions in BUCS, both indoor and outdoor. We have strong links with many former players who have often gone on to play with both local and international clubs. Although competitive opportunities are limited right now, BUCS is due to start again in January with matches against other clubs. Normally we would also attend beginner-specific tournaments to give new players the opportunity to try out Ultimate in a friendly, but competitive, environment, and go on to play LUSL matches throughout the year to give all our members a chance to play. Unfortunately, these have had to be cancelled for now due to COVID. 

Here are some of our tournament placings from previous years:

2018/19 achievements include: Mixed Outdoor Nationals 1st Place, Mixed Indoor Nationals 2nd Place, Men's Indoor Nationals 2nd Place, Men's and Women's Outdoor Nationals Top 8 (both teams).

2019/20 achievements include: Women’s Indoor Nationals 3rd Place, Men's Indoor Nationals 4th Place, Women's Outdoor Nationals (cancelled) seeded 1st.

What's the club planning this year?

For the most up to date information, be sure to join our Facebook group to stay updated with our training schedule and any socials we're holding. We're holding taster sessions and socials over this week and next, and then regular training sessions and socials every week. Should the COVID situation allow, we're also planning on holding an in-club tournament to grant some more playing opportunities. A lot of our regular annual socials like Christmas Curry and Chinese New Year will likely not go ahead sadly, but fingers crossed we'll still have Varsity in March to crush our counterparts at King's!

In order to get involved though, you need membership. The remote free membership will allow you to take part in any of our tasters, even our in-person ones, but you'll need to upgrade to either our Non-Competitive or Competitive level to stay with us beyond our tasters. If you're not sure which membership to purchase, get in touch with one of the committee members and they’ll help you out. For our affiliate friends who are here for a term, you are also allowed to train with us and play some unofficial tournaments. For now, here's a general outline of our training schedule:

Outline of Training Schedule (2020/21):

WEDNESDAY - Outdoors (open to all), 2-4pm @ Regents Park

SATURDAY - Outdoors (open to all), 2-4pm @ Regents Park 

For online trainings, check our Facebook group.

Here is where we train at Regents' Park: https://goo.gl/maps/4KnDCKDq93ExC4Ly9

For more information check out our website: uclultimatesilverbacks.co.uk 

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/uclultimate

Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/uclultimate

UCL Ultimate Frisbee Club have signed the Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment Pledge

This Club is Pride in Sport Accredited.

Date established: 
September 1997