Announcements – April 2021
Restarting Darts at your University
THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED UPON LATEST GOVERNMENT ADVISE
Stage three of the roadmap includes indoor hospitality and indoor sport. This would seem to be where most universities would allow darts to resume at some level, currently expected on 17th May.
We recommend that you discuss this with your Student’s Union and venue, so you can have a plan ready for a return well ahead of this date. Make sure you can do things as safe as possible by working together on a risk assessment. Obviously, this plan may change but hopefully can be prepared and positive for some darts in summer term. If you can organise a friendly with another university in a safe manner and both SU’s are happy with your plan then we encourage it.
Remember, even if you are vaccinated you can still be a carrier, so should still act in accordance with guidelines.
Please check all regulations from local/national government along with university and students’ union before running any event.
If you are able to resume in some way then remember there is a temporary changes to our regulations.
“Regulation 5.1 – Handshake” Remains suspended at this time
Our recomended replacement practice is a polite thumbs up at the begining and end of matches.
It is that time of year when clubs and societies look at electing their next committee, who will take on the role of leading their universities players in the next academic year. This year, it may be difficult as recruitment over the last couple of academic years for most universities has been significantly down on what would usually be expected. This however makes it all the more important that a clubs and societies get a team ready to lead things next season, when we will hopefully be running a more normal calendar of events.
If you are considering running for a position in a committee then please do give it a go! If you are concerned about not knowing enough for the task, then know that you can always reach out to the UDUK committee for advice. If you are having difficulties with your Student’s Union, be mindful that we can help you communicate with them in a productive way. Also do remember that people that in most cases, ex exec members will usually be open to giving advice, which is of course useful given that they might have faced the same issues before. You lose nothing by dropping them a messege even if they have moved on from the university.
Importantly please do remember to let UDUK know who is taking over so we know the best point of communication to ensure membership and league/event registration goes smoothly
Online Events Update
Grand Prix Final – Freddy Still 5 – 3 Michael Robert
Matchplay Final – Ryan O’Connor 18 – 16 Charlie Marshall
More info on online events HERE
We are currently working as hard as possible to try and get an event before the end of the 20/21 seaon. We are doing what we can to see if it is logistically possible. Realistically a decision on this will probably be made in the next month or so, given that we need sufficient planning/promotion time. All news regarding events will be on this website and across our social media channels, so please be sure to keep up to date.
We are also beginning plans for events in the 21/22 Season and will hopefully be able to reveal more infomation on those in the coming months.
These are stressful and trying timings for everyone, through the wonders of technology we are still able to talk to each other and some of us even play the sport we love. However, if you are struggling, please remember that most university welfare teams are still running, and, you can reach out to them to talk. If you want to speak to someone outside of the university networks, then there is also the Samaritans, who can be reached on 116 123.
As usual if you have any questions or are looking for support with any issues involving university darts then please reach out to the UDUK Committe and we will do what we can to help.