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EURODISC AS EUF OFFICIAL DISC SUPPLIER FOR 2018-2019

19/05/2018

The EUF is pleased to announce Eurodisc as the official disc partner for the 2018-2019 seasons!


After the successful evaluation in 2017 of the WFDF-approved competition disc Eurodisc 175g 4.0 Organic and the smooth introduction in all EUF youth competitions, EUF has decided to extend its usage to all EUF sanctioned events.
The Eurodisc 175g 4.0 Organic will be the official disc for all EUF tournaments and Camps. 

This does not mean that games MUST be played with Eurodisc 175g 4.0 Organic.

At all EUF sanctioned tournaments there will be a sufficient number of Eurodisc game discs at every field. They can be used in warmup before the games. 

The game disc regulation is the following:

  • If both teams don´t want to play with Eurodisc 175g 4.0 Organic they are allowed to play with a different disc.
  • If one team wants to play with Eurodisc 175g 4.0 Organic and the other team doesn’t, in adult events the another disc will be used.
  • If one team wants to play with Eurodisc 175g 4.0 Organic and the other team doesn’t, in junior events the Eurodisc game disc will be used.

This agreement is in-line with the decision made at the EUF General Assembly 2017 in Veenendaal, ratified by all EUF member federations.

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#RoadToCincinati - the EUF Streaming Calendar

11/05/2018

EUF in cooperation with fanseat.com has already covered 5 Ultimate Tournaments in the last month and we are keeping on with this amazing rythm, broadcasting every weekend at least 1 tournament of the full featured ultimate streaming, produced by ulti.tv, or from the ultimate sideline view .
This makes tons of good material which we can use to prome our sport inside and outside our community!!
In order to continue to produce so much material we need as much support from you and the community as possible.
If you want access to an amazing on-demand archive of top games, and if you want to continue seeing great free content from each tournament, then we need you to subscribe! 
 
Follow Europes Elite teams as they prepare for WUCC #roadtocincinati 
And get your fanseat subscription now!
watch the #RoadToCincinati Promotion Video and stay tuned on the EUF Facebook Page:
 
 

 

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Call for Bids for EYUC2019 as joind or split event for U17 and U20

30/04/2018

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One time situation in 2019: EUC runs June 29-July 6; WJU24 July 13-20. Theses weeks are to be avoided.
Location: after many editions in western Europe, EUF is giving strong preference to a host in Eastern/Central Europe. Simplified: anything east of Germany. Please do check with EUF when in doubt!
 
Time Line:
may 31 2018:             Declaration of interest
June 30st:                  Bid draft complete, provisional budget
Aug 31th:                   Shortlist by EUF
Sept. 30th:                 Bid selection published
Contact:
All mails shall be sent to board@ultimatefederation.eu
Tournament length:
6 full match days + finals day; opening ceremony and match optional
Date:
Target Date is Aug. 3-10.  As alternatives also other dates in July or August are possible. The weeks June 29-July 7 and July 13-20 should be strongly avoided
Number of Teams:
There should be space for up to 70 teams
Number of Players:
In the previous events the average number of participants was around 25, including staff, guests and coaches. EYUC17 had ~1200 participants.
Venue for Single Event
Minimum 13 WFDF-conform fields (between 100m x 37m + 5m restrain lines, minimum 90m x 33m + 3m restrain lines around each field) are necessary. Please provide backup plan in case of rain, like higher number of fields available, turf fields, etc.
Football goals must be removed or protected, for the safety of the players.
Having all pitches on 1 site is an asset.
Having a grand stand for showcase games is an asset.
Please add in the bid a google map link of the venue(s) and describe the grass quality.
Venue for split events:
It is possible to send a reduced bit for U17 only or U20 only
As Youth Ultimate is growing, the team numbers have risen strongly. We are aware it may not be possible to find a host for 65 teams or more; so we do grant the possibility to bid for only U20 or U17.
U20: 35-45 teams, minimum 8 fields + rain plan
U17: 20-30 teams, minimum 5 fields + rain plan
Staff/Volunteers:
Please consider 2 Person per field/game plus at least 6 persons to manage volunteers, fields, accommodation, social events, service coordination etc.
EUF supports the Tournament Organization Committee with 3 experienced Youth Event Coordinators, who need to get free lodging and food as all volunteers and their travel costs covered. Please consider the costs for these extra volunteers in your budget.
Medical staff and/or paramedics/physiotherapists and First Aid-material must be available at the fields. Fix ambulance at the fields is an asset.
Please describe your medical plan in your bid.
Accommodation:
Low budget (floor space, camping, hostels,…) accommodation must be offered for at least 25% of the planned participants .
Price range for the various accommodations must be indicated in the budget. Be prepared that teams or individuals may want to stay an extra day prior to/after event.
Please add in the bid a google map link of the accommodation and the distance to the venue(s).
Food:
At least breakfast and warm dinner must be provided.
Drinking water must be available at each pitch.
Please indicate where and how you plan to provide meals and the indicative costs.
Reachability:
Indicate how the tournament location can be reached (distance to airports, public transportation system,…).
If a shuttle service is necessary between accommodation and venue(s) indicate the planned costs and how it will be organized.
Indicate if you plan a pickup service from the next Airport / Train Station.
Having a tournament location which minimizes the travelling costs and so reduces the overheads of moving large groups of kids, is an asset.
Social Events:
Opening ceremony on Saturday including show case game.
Awards and closing ceremony on Sat/Sun afternoon.
Both of them will be run together with two EUF delegates.
Trading night and a farewell party should be considered. More social events are desirable. There will be some bye especially for the U17 teams, that could be filled with social/cultural events.
EUF like WFDF has a strict no-alcohol policy for all youth events (please refer to WFDF Bid Guidelines §4.5.H).
Please shortly describe the plan for the social events.
 
Media Visibility:
The Tournament will be streamed by a professional crew.
A 10Mbs Upload Internet Connection must be available on the field(s), which will be live streamed. EUF will do the initial coordination. The ToC will be responsible for the implementation of the streaming requirement.
Social Media Marketing has also become more and more important in our sport.
Please indicate if and how you plan to increase the tournament visibility and which budget you reserve for this.
EUF will provide webspace on ultimatecentral.com and on www.ultimatefederation.eu
 
Gifts/Trophies:
Medals will be provided and paid by EUF. Spirit of the Game and Winner Trophies must be covered by the tournament budget or by sponsors.
A tournament gift per player is not necessary and should be considered only if covered by a sponsor.
 
Budget:
Tournament costs to the individual player including travel costs will be a central criterion for bid selection. We want to enable all interested teams to attend and not to exclude anyone for cost reasons.
As a reference consider that the previous EYUC had a “cost to player” of about 250€, including budget accommodation, food (HB), player’s fee and share of the team fee. For the budget plan, please use the EUF template.
We want to make clear that people, who work hard on these events, should receive some reasonable payment, nevertheless, being a youth competition, management costs should be kept to the minimum.
The EUF committee wants to make sure that it is able to get very clear visibility of all the costs; that costs are reasonable, and that we help make sure players don’t pay for things that they might prefer not to have if given the choice.
 
Host Eligibility:
All bids must include a description of the relationship of the bid committee with the National Federation (NF). 
If the bid committee is not directly affiliated with the NF, the final bid must include a letter of endorsement from the NF.
The NF does not necessarily have to be involved with the planning of the event, but they must be aware of and support your intentions.
No bid can be accepted without this documentation.
       
We warmly suggest potential bidders to check the best practices described in the WFDF Bid Guideline and WFDF Tournament Director's Manual.

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EUF AND FANSEAT PARTNERING ON A FULL EUROPEAN ULTIMATE LIVE STREAMING SERVICE

18/04/2018

 

The EUF are pleased to announce Fanseat as the official media partner for the 2018 outdoor season! The multi-platform subscription service available worldwide will once again be supporting Elite European Ultimate by live streaming nine featured tournaments as well as coverage of many other ‘Sideline View’ events from across the continent! This means over 30 events will be available to view wouldwide both Live and on-demand!

 

For the first time in Ultimate history, fans will be able to watch over 30 grass and beach Ultimate tournaments Live and on demand. Live streamed with commentators, it will be accessible on the sports entertainment service Fanseat – www.fanseat.com. Fans will need to pay a fee of 7,99€/month (with the first two weeks free) to enjoy all the Ultimate tournaments as well as other Live sports and leagues that Fanseat produce including football, basketball, ice hockey, handball, floorball and more.

The agreement includes bringing veteran ultimate producer, ulti.tv, back to Europe to manage the production of the featured events, whilst EUF ‘Sideline’ events will be produced and managed directly by EUF with a lighter production equipment and crew. Ulti.tv technical manager, Mike Palmer, who was recently responsible for the 2018 World U24 Championships coverage from Perth Australia says, “I am excited to work with the EUF and Fanseat again this season. This is a fantastic opportunity to increase the visibility of the sport we love.”

The nine featured events include three EUCS Regional qualification events, and the European Ultimate Championship Finals in Wroclaw, Poland. We start in just two weeks with Tom’s Tourney, Bruges, offering the chance to see how some of Europe’s top teams are preparing for their appearance at WUCC Cincinnati!

EUF president Andrea Furlan says:

“This strategic partnership with Fanseat allows us not only to produce hundreds of hours of top quality material, but also to distribute free-to-view content, like tournament daily highlights on Facebook! This is probably the best and most effective way to promote the European Ultimate Spirit also outside the community, to recruit new players and to improve the general level watching and learning directly from the best European Teams! In this way, a Fanseat subscription is a support for and an investment in European Ultimate!

The seasons ends in October with a second continental title up for grabs, with the exciting inclusion of the first ever European Beach Ultimate Club Championships. Patrick van der Valk, President of Beach Ultimate Association BULA, says: “It will be great that fans worldwide will be able to watch top level beach ultimate at the first edition of this new championship in Castelldefels, Spain. I full heartedly agree with Andrea Furlan that the partnership with Fanseat is designed to help grow the sport and showcase the great spirit of European (beach) ultimate. I am excited to watch much more (beach) ultimate this year than ever before!”

Continuing from their support last year, Fanseat and the EUF are working together to improve the viewing experience and address user feedback, meaning individual games are easier to search for and watch back on their system! All featured events can be found here, while a full list of events that will be covered will be updated on the EUF website!

For Jean-Maël Gineste, General Manager at Fanseat Europe “This partnership with the EUF and all Tournament Directors involved on this project  is representing for Fanseat another exciting partnership covering live streaming for sports enthusiasts. We are very proud and enthusiastic to help the EUF grow to the next level with our support and provide the Ultimate community around the world the possibility to follow a very large selection of Live tournaments on grass and beach on our digital streaming services, available on PC, mobile and tablet.”

By supporting this project you are helping support the growth of European Ultimate! So get your subscription sorted and persuade your teammates to do the same! Get ready for an action packed season of quality ultimate coverage in 2018! 

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Fanseat is a sports entertaining streaming service offering wide selection of national, local and emerging sports. With Fanseat you can share your sports moments with fans, friends and family. Fanseat is featuring several sports eg. football, ice hockey, basketball, handball and has attracted sports enthusiasts from over 100 countries. Fanseat offers each year thousands of live matches and other sporting events available internationally. www.fanseat.com 

 

 

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EUC2019 will take place in Györ (HUN) from June 29th to July 6th 2019 in the divisions Men, Women, Mixed

26/03/2018

It’s a great pleasure to inform you that the EUF board assigned the organization of the European Ultimate Championship 2019 (EUC 2019) to the Hungarian Federation and the City of Györ.
 
The EUC2019 will be played in the divisions Men, Women and Mixed and will start on June 29th with the opening ceremony and will end on July 6th with the finals and the medals ceremony. As announce in 2016, the masters divisions will be played in a separate event.
 

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TOURNAMENTS 2018