Tuesday, 7 July 2009

I can start blogging again in 10 days!

I had no idea that it would be so impossible to blog on UK ultimate when travelling! I've been in and around the middle east for about 3 weeks now and have had the internet for no more than 5 minutes until now. Apologies to anyone who might like reading about UKU goings on. Since my last post there has been plenty of action but I'll wait till I'm back on the 18th before I get back on track. I've played plenty of Ultimate while I've been out here with a number of different teams and I've found myself doing sprint drills in the desert while friends look on and laugh. I'm only doing it so that when I get back to UK I'll still be on track with Euro prep (exciting!).

One thing I would like to say is that I'm going to be so much more appreciative of the number of teams available to play against in the UK. Out here, the people who do play are no less enthusiastic about the sport but the resources available (opposition, coaches, experienced players, new players, teams) are all incredibly scarce which stunts the sports growth. It does create a very tight community however, there is always a place to stay wherever there is a frisbee team! So the next time you meet a new frisbee player, be thankful and teach and learn eveything you can.

So I hope you will excuse my recent lack of posts, I have learnt a valuable lesson that I shouldn't expect time or internet to be so freely available as when I'm in the UK.



  1. You are so right about the fortunate state we have in the UK. This is why it is possible that our teams should be the best in the world in the foreseeable future.

    We can still do better. The UKU should be looking at how it can increase the number of part time employees in positions to do with coaching youth and helping spread the sport in a quality process. It's no longer right that we should let it spread at this level in an organic fashion.


  2. I agree, it becomes a case of man hours available from the volunteers. I hope the UKU finds itself in a position to start hiring part time employees!