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Funding for coaching qualifications.

Please read: Information from Andy from activities about a couple of things including funding for those interested in getting coaching qualifications.

Hello all,

I hope you are all starting to relax and enjoy your summer break. 

I’m writing to inform you all of some new opportunities that will become available to our sports club members next year. 

Before I outline these opportunities I would also like to say a huge congratulations to one and all of you. We are currently sitting 41st in the BUCS table. This is our highest ever position and we are currently 1 place above Brighton Uni, who by the way we beat at Varsity this year to!

On to next year and the new initiatives we have available to help us push on and brake into the top 40 for the first time.

The second new opportunity for next year is the creation of a student coaching fund. We have a pot of money to help fund sports club member’s to gain coaching qualifications with a view to using them to help develop our clubs. We will also encourage people to use any qualifications gained to use them in community based projects, such as link-up with Project V.
We are especially keen on students who are interested in this opportunity to get qualified over the summer so that they can then put the qualifications to use from the start of term.

Anybody who is interested in applying for funding for qualifications should email me with their name, email address, phone number and which sport and level of qualification they are interested in doing. As with the focus sport expression of interest this information needs to be sent to me by 5pm on Monday 2nd of July. If you are interested but don’t manage to get your info to me by the deadline then don’t worry, there will be more opportunities to apply further into next year.

 

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Yet more confirmation that we are the BEST!

Hey ‘Hawks.

This is and email from Dave who compiled a system of working out which teams are the strongest in University Ultimate. Makes me so proud to be a Mohawk and I hope it makes you proud too!

Last year, I put together a table consolidating the season’s tournaments at
University level*, across all divisions, to try and gauge the performances
of our clubs from a perspective different to where teams finished at
individual Nationals events, but by taking into account performances by
second/third/fourth teams, across all of open, women’s and mixed. The aim,
therefore is to show the strength of our many university clubs through
their depth and ability to field strong sides across all formats of the
sport.

I accept that this may, of course, be a flawed system, but given feedback
received last year (and the number of people who’ve asked when this year’s
is coming out…!), I felt it a worthwhile exercise once again to see how
our clubs have fared in 2011/12.

Using a points system similar to that used at Tour, clubs were awarded a
certain number of points dependent on their finishing position, and also
the number of teams at a given tournament (coming 15th out of 24 is more
impressive than out of 16), and where second/third/fourth teams were
involved, these numbers were combined to give one overall club score.
Nationals was given double the weighting of Regionals. Also, in instances
where clubs entered in cohorts with another club, both received half of the
points their combined team earned.

The points were all totalled up, and ranked to give a co-efficient for each
club; the top side gaining 1000.00, and lower ranked clubs given a
proportional scoring. The outcome of which is below.

* Incidentally, last year’s table can be found here:
http://www.fysh.org/pipermail/britdisc/2011-June/009420.html

Key highlights:

-Sussex are once again, the strongest club in the country.
-Bristol are ‘most improved’, moving from 30th in 2011, to 8th in 2012.
Credit also to Loughborough, Nottingham Trent, York and Imperial, who’ve
seen massive rises.
-Newcastle, Durham, Leeds & Surrey all drop out of the top 20.
-Southampton storm into the top 2, up from 14th last year.
-Northumbria are ‘best new entry’ coming in at 61st.

1.       Sussex (1000.00)

2.       Southampton (825.7)

3.       Edinburgh (802.2)

4.       Dundee (713.7)

5.       Manchester (702.5)

6.       Loughborough (695.6)

7.       Exeter (689.4)

8.       Bristol (639.9)

9.       St Andrews (623.9)

10.   Portsmouth (562.7)

11.   Cardiff (558.8)

12.   Nottingham (557.2)

13.   Oxford (521.1)

14.   Bath (514.3)

15.   Cambridge (475.5)

16.   Birmingham (458.1)

17.   Imperial (441.8)

18.   Aberdeen (432.9)

19.   York (425.8)

20.   Warwick (411.4)

21.   Newcastle (393.6)

22.   Sheffield (370.7)

23.   Lancaster (355.5)

24.   KCL (354.6)

25.   Durham (332.2)

26.   Leeds (314.5)

27.   UCL (309.7)

28.   UEA (309.4)

29.   Leicester (258.9)

30.   Bangor (253.8)

31.   Liverpool (252.0)

32.   Kent (251.7)

33.   Stirling (250.9)

34.   Cork [IRE] (245.4)

35.   Plymouth (205.8)

36.   Surrey (204.1)

37.   Holloway (178.8)

38.   Glasgow (176.6)

39.   Chichester (176.0)

40.   Trinity [IRE] (175.5)

41.   Nottingham Trent (150.5)

42.   Reading (147.6)

43.   Lincoln (144.7)

44.   Strathclyde (144.5)

45.   Sheffield Hallam (139.2)

46.   Brighton (124.8)

47.   LSE (111.8)

48.   Swansea (107.3)

49.   Heriot-Watt (106.6)

50.   De Montford (98.1)

51.   Brunel (96.8)

52.   Aberystwyth (87.4)

53.   Bournemouth (86.9)

54.   Oxford Brookes (75.1)

55.   Essex (69.6)

56.   Hull (66.1)

57.   Cornwall (64.5)

58.   UWE (56.2)

59.   UAL (38.0)

60.   Leeds Met (28.6)

61.   Northumbria (28.1)

62.   Chester (25.6)

63.   Bedfordshire (25.6)

64.   Huddersfield (23.9)

65.   Anglia Ruskin (23.0)

66.   Roehampton (22.2)

67.   Keele (20.4)

68.   Cranfield (17.9)

69.   Aston (17.9)

70.   Salford (5.5)


Website Updates

The Three Pint Challenge page is back

I got round to adding the Three Pint Challenge (3PC) page back.  I’ve added a few times I had noted down but if I’ve missed yours, comment below.

Even if you remember the list from the old site, check this version out.  Remind yourselves of some of those crazy times.  Mac & Bob in 16.9 sections, Mac’s solo effort or the Felix and Mac’s white wine time.

Check it out

There are some other ‘Games & Records’ pages I’d like to do:

  • Disc Golf
  • 500s
  • Mac-line
  • Mafia
  • Flubbaguts
If you’d like to write the content for any of these pages, again, please comment below.
Mohawk News

End of Term Round-up

Last weekend Mohawks went to Open Indoor Nationals and came 5th.  This weekend Mohawks are sending two teams to Mixed Indoor Nationals, one team in each division.  Follow their progress on twitter

Its also week 10 next week and that means Christmas! On Tuesday there is the ice skating following by the Christmas dinner, then on Wednesday its the Christmas practice from 1:30pm.  Bring weird (strong) drinks along to help you get through the activities and games.  Thursday we’ve got the going-out fancy dress social.

Some other things you need to know.

  • Monday on week 10 is Brighton Ultimate’s own pub quiz.  Its after monday night training at the Hove Rugby Club.  If you’ve been to any Brighton club practices then you’re welcome to this event
  • Thoughts to Robbie who got badly injured at Open Indoor Nationals. Bounce back with vengeance!
  • Jessie is putting together a Mohawk badminton tournament.  If you’re interested get involved.
  • No reason why Friday practice wont be on on the last day of term.  We also go to the pub afterwards and so if you’re on campus that afternoon, pop along.
  • Sunday practice this coming Sunday.  Last sunday practice until next term
  • There are a couple of fun tournaments over the christmas period that a couple of us are going to.  Iron Fives and Slingfest.  I’ll put results on twitter for those that are interested nearer the time.  They are next weekend and the weekend after that.
Website Updates

Add facebook to your forum profile

I’ve been adding a lot of modifications to the forum (see the shout box at the bottom of the main forum page for details).  One of them is the inclusion of a facebook profile link.  You can see it in action on any post authored by me.

Over the last year or two, people have suggested having a way to link to a person’s facebook profile.  To get it activated on your profile, go to your UCP and fill in the facebook field with your facebook account name.

If you dont know how to get your facebook account name then visit facebook logged in, click on your name next to your picture (top left).  Your account name will appear in the address bar after www.facebook.com/.

Fill in other information too.  Also add an avatar if you haven’t already!

Website Updates

Gmail users

So I’ve just realised something that may effect you resting your password if you are using a gmail account.  Not sure what to do about it yet but the workaround is as follows

Use your normal address but rather than @gmail.com use @googlemail.com

Mohawk News

New Mohawk Website 2011

Hello Mohawks

So we’ve got a new website.  Its been in the making for a long time but over the last few weeks, what with my paid projects coming to a close, I put in the hours and (at the very least) got the site live.

The website you’ve come to know and love had an original design and integrated nicely with the forum (most of the time) but all of the content needed to be maintained by me.  That comes with inherent problems, namely there is only so much I have time or will-power to do.  With this new website we’re using a content management system (cms) that allows you guys to add content!  This is good because it means other people can do the grunt work!

Initially, those that can add content will be added on an invite only bases.  Eventually, however, every one of you will have the opportunity to add content, related to frisbee, the mohawks or something else entirely.  Watch the category ‘Website Updates‘ for more developments.

There are also parts of the website that visually I am not happy with.  I have left them as they are since I just wanted the site to go live.

Some of the more important things you need to know:

  • Your old forum accounts still exist but you’ll need to reset your password.  Your passwords were always encrypted and so migrating them to the new system was not possible.
  • The forum is more or less the same, however it has been updated to the latest version.  Lets see if you can find the differences
  • The rest of the site is built in a different system to the forum.  Once you’ve logged in, you may notice the differences in user areas for each system.  The forum is what you’ve been using for years.  The other don’t worry about for now (unless you want to).
  • Quick intro to:
    • Pages – are found in the main menu along the top of the page
    • Posts – are assigned to categories, which can be found at the top of the right-hand-side sidebar
  • You can also Facebook ‘like’ or Google ‘+1’ pages and posts now for all you cyber butterflies
  • If you have any suggestions then here’s the post
  • If you have found any bugs then here is your post
Finally you’ll notice on posts you can leave comments.  So reset your password, log in and get commenting!
Website Updates

Report a Bug

I’ll be honest, the release of the website was a little rushed.  If you spot a bug then please let me know in the comment section of this post.  Also if you spot any spelling mistakes or content that could do with being improved, here is the place.

This thread is not for suggestions.

If you report a bug please be a descriptive as possible, including the browser you are using and any error messages you get.  If you want to be really helpful then email a screenshot to webmaster@mohawks.co.uk

Thanks,