Once again Glasgow Ultimate is taking up residence at Hillhead Sports Club and together we are bringing you a full programme of Ultimate over the next few months. These excellent facilities allow us to offer you twice-weekly training and a summer league competition open to all. We’ve put together a variety of summer membership options to suit everyone’s needs, and people new to the sport are always welcome to come along and try for free.
What you get
From the 4th of June through to the 9th of September* we’ll be offering:
- Wednesday training, 18:30 – 20:30.
- Sunday training, 14:00 – 15:30
- Summer league, Sign up and you’ll become part of a team playing out a 9 week league. Games are played Sunday afternoon, 15:30 – 17:30 and are scheduled 4 weeks in advance according to team availability. Check out the summer league here.
- Scottish Open Nationals, July 26th – TBC
|4 Consecutive weeks
|Summer League (games only)
|Sunday Training & Summer league games
|Unlimited Summer Ultimate (Sunday & Wednesday)
How do I get involved?
You can sign up for whichever membership category you are interested in:
Join Glasgow Ultimate this summer
If you’re intrigued but not quite sold yet, you can get in touch with us at email@example.com or come along to one of our trainings and check us out:
Hillhead Sports Club
32 Hughenden Rd
Glasgow G12 9XP
*There will be no Ultimate at Hillhead on the 22nd of June due to a venue Open Day.
We’ve had a great first season as an open team and that has been down to the hard work, commitment and talent of our players. While it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve this season’s goals without everyone, it’s time to recognise a few players in particular. Please scroll through the players below before voting using the form at the bottom of the page.
Player of the season
Shaun Webb. We’ve already established in the team that stats are for twats, but sometimes you can’t argue with the numbers. Named offensive MVP by the team for 4 out of 6 tournaments he played, Shaun is the heart of the Glasgow offence. He actually is (I’ll leave it to you to decide which body parts the others were). Shaun consistently produces match-winning performances but also has the ability to transfer that desire to win to the rest of the team.
Brian Hudson. Big, BIG grabs and tireless cutting have established Brian as our go-to receiver this season. When he’s not making the big plays he’s putting in the hard work that makes everyone else’s job that little bit easier, reading the developing play so he can pop up and save the day when needed.
Rory CurranPreviously a big fish in the small pond of University Ultimate, Rory showed he wasn’t afraid of the open water of Tour. Excellent with the disc on both O and D lines but it would be unfair to label him solely as a handler since he proved an accomplished threat in all positions. One of the most well rounded players on the team.
Philip Webb. Quite like Shaun except he runs more and was not quite as good. This year. Next year he will eclipse you all. I suppose he worked pretty hard on the pitch, didn’t get beaten too often on D, caught most things thrown to him (still had 9 drops over 6 tournaments) and kept most of his pulls in. Why does he have to be so shouty though?
Most Improved Player
Hamish Haridas Hamish was a man with a plan this season. After early fitness sessions revealed a few things he wasn’t happy with, he resolved to do something about it and followed through on it better than anyone in the squad. Since then we’ve seen him transform almost every aspect of his game to become a confident, able handler. On top of that, newfound leadership skills have emerged as a result of this boosted confidence.
Brian Hudson Brian has been a good player since before he moved to Glasgow. Which is why it’s so impressive he’s been nominated in this category; because this season Brian has become a great player. A more aggressive attitude on offence now sees Brian coming out on top in those 50/50 situations that perhaps a year ago you’d have been less certain of the outcome. Add to that the fact that in a team where everyone’s fitness has increased markedly, Brian is noticeably one of the fittest and has maintained this right to the end of the season.
Neil Henderson Who’s Neil? To many of the Glasgow Ultimate squad at the start of the year Neil was a bit of an unknown quantity. Some knew him as one of the faceless Dundee horde but most were fearful and suspicious of the newcomer. They needn’t have worried. By the time tournaments came around Neil had shown great commitment for an out of town player, applied himself at training and learnt all the structures. As a result of this he slotted in seamlessly as a fast, mobile, creative handler with a mean forehand huck. The whole team is in no doubt about who Neil is anymore, he’s a core player.
Laurie Brown Laurie spoilt us this season. Everyone knew he was capable of making an improbable catch or getting a big Block but in the past these were welcome bonuses. This season he did it with such regularity that it verged on tedious. Please continue to be that boringly good Laurie. Perhaps considered a maverick, Laurie has made a lot of effort to adapt to the team’s playing style and has become a much more useful member of the team for it. His consistency and the quality of his decision making has improved immensely, plus how many other players finish the tournament with a salt-stained shirt?
Asif ArshadAt the start of the season Asif had a lot of skill but not a lot of experience. Since then he’s taken full advantage of the knowledge of those around him, always seeking advice and eager to learn. Taking these lessons on board he’s earnt himself a place in the 1st team squad and proven himself an extremely capable summer league captain. Asif’s progress show’s no signs of slowing and you can guarantee he’ll be pushing hard to be even better by next season.
Tom Calvert Being the fastest man in the club doesn’t mean much if you don’t know how to use it. Thankfully Tom worked out that if you add to that a refusal to give up or be beaten by anyone no matter who they think they are, you end up with a scarily formidable D player. Unphased by being one of the least experienced outdoor players on the first team, Tom solidified his rightful place as a starting D-Line player. Over the course of the season he became a player you want on the line for the big points, O or D, spurring the rest of the team on with the way he plays.
Ryan Kirwan The perennial indoor student player, Ryan took a giant leap outside his comfort zone this season and found he was more than equal to the challenge. On top of great commitment and enthusiasm at training, at Tour 1 Ryan “Got it”. Realising what he had to do to play at the higher level he threw himself into the rest of the season – playing great shut-out D, grinding down the opposition with his work rate and showing his concentration has improved immensely with his very reliable hands (if only he’d get rid of the gloves…).
We held our AGM a couple of weeks ago on the 2nd of November. We reviewed the past year and set out a number of goals for the coming season. The highlights were:
- Glasgow Ultimate will attempt to have an open team this year that trains regularly and competes in the UK open season
- New Kit this year
- Finding alternative winter training facilities
- Running a schools tournament
- Running an “Ultimate summer camp”
- Running a showcase Scottish outdoor tournament
- Club Elections
Please take a look at the full document here:
2012 AGM minutes
If you have any feedback/anything to add please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
We held our AGM a couple of weeks ago on the 15th of November and discussed what we are aiming to achieve as a club over the next few months. Please take the time to read through the minutes, especially if you were assigned a responsibility at the meeting.
The main points covered were:
- Coaching in schools
- Additional training and training facilities
- Coaching in schools
- Away kit
- Club elections
You can read the full document from the link below:
With Glasgow Ultimate we are trying to establish a club and an identity that encompasses all those that play ultimate in Glasgow. Strathclyde and Glasgow University have their own identities within student ultimate, now we want something that everyone can be part of when we play and train together.
It has come time to pick a design that will represent Glasgow Ultimate and we figure that the members of the club should have their say. Whichever concept is chosen from the finalists below will be used for our strips, branding on the website and for any discs we have printed in the future.
Bear in mind that the designs below should be thought of more as concepts than finished logos; don’t worry if they’re fuzzy or you don’t like the background colour, these things will be tidied up before we go to print. We’ve tried to stay away from anything too gimmicky as we want a design that people are happy to keep for a while so we don’t all have to keep buying new strips every year.
Once you’ve submitted your answer could you please enter your name into the textbox that appears (no need for email), this will help us weed out possible random votes from people not associated with Glasgow Ultimate. Also, if you have any constructive feedback (“this bit should be bigger”, “The text should run the other way” etc) add them in to the comments at the foot of the page.
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Glasgows biggest derby match is back. Forget the old firm, the city’s fiercest frisbee rivals will commence battle MONDAY 8th MARCH, 7.45 at GARSCUBE, expect blood, sweat and fear!!
Far Flung are just one win away from taking the series and will be confident after recently being crowned indoor national champions. However, outdoors is a completely different game and while a bulk of the Glasgow Uni team have been worryingly absent from outdoor training sessions the Horses have been putting in the hard work on the practice pitch. Strathclyde will be looking to build on a commendable recent performance at outdoor regionals and have every chance of levelling the series and forcing a decider in the 3rd semester.
If you want to get involved make sure you get in touch with Ben or Kev and get your name on the team list. Otherwise, come along and support your university club, bring banners and pom poms and plenty of good heckles. There will also be a spare pitch for another game to be run along side the show case. And of course there will be a chance to drink and mingle after the match.
Here’s the plan:
7pm: There will be changing facilities available for both teams inside the main centre
7.30: Pitch available for warm up
7.40: Kick off, (pull off just sounds rude…)
The game will be first to 13, with a 5 minute half time at 7.
There will be a 1 hour time slot and a two point cap. This means if the game is not finished in an hour then we add 2 points to the highest score and play to that.
2 time outs per half per team.
9.30: Refreshments and post match shenannigans at PJ Champs
The 2010 season is almost upon us and we would like to get an early idea of who is interested in playing tournaments.
Please add your name to the spreadsheet (link below). The first 3 columns are to help with travel. If you are a member of any of the teams listed or would like to join a team for the 2010 season then please add a Yes to the appropriate column.
Glasgow Ultimate Players Spreadsheet
We are trying to gauge interest in setting up a Glasgow team to play tour that will be open to everyone to play and not as elite as the likes of Fusion. You do not have to choose exclusively between this option and Fusion/SWIFT just yet so put a yes in both boxes if you want to play tour but not sure who to play for.
Tour dates are all listed in the calendar. More information on the teams can be found on the local teams page.