Over the past 3 weeks, Tchoukball UK (TUK) has met on several occasions to discuss how COVID-19 will affect the remainder of our 2019/20 season and how to best respond to the situation at hand. Having already cancelled the 2020 Finals Weekend (due to take place 30-31 May at Carnegie Sports Centre, Leeds Beckett University), we have now come to the decision to suspend all TUK activity until 31 May.
Tchoukball UK is looking for young athletes to represent Team UK in this summer’s European Youth Tchoukball Championships (EYTC) in Leeds, 6-9 August. The youth championship consists of three age categories for both girls and boys, M12s, M15s and M18s. And as a host nation, we are able to feature two teams in each category, meaning there is double the chance of getting selected!
Tchoukball UK is delighted to announce our successful bid to host the European Tchoukball Championship (ETC) and European Youth Tchoukball Championship (EYTC) 2020! The championships will take place at Leeds Beckett University (Headingley Campus), on the outskirts of the City of Leeds, 1-9 August 2020.
It will have been 10 years since the last European Championships were hosted in the UK - the 2010 ETC in Hereford - and this is a great opportunity for us to bring the best of European tchoukball back to the UK. Provisional details can be found below.
On Sunday 3 November, Tchoukball UK hosted the National League Development Cup – our first development tournament of the 2019/20 season. The tournament is set up to offer match play for a mix of new, developing and experienced players and clubs ahead of the first round of National League on 15 December.
Four teams joined us at Alexander Sports Centre, Bedford for the tournament this year: Bury Kings and Bury Saints from the Eastern Region, Portsmouth Uni Pythons from the South East Region and Yorkshire Outlaws from the Yorkshire Region – as well as a few extra players whose teams were not present.
On 10 October, Tchoukball UK joined the marking of World Mental Health Day - an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Today, we ask you to join us in commemorating Domini Fox, a tchoukball player who lost her fight against mental illness on this day in 1995, and whose memory we honour every year through the Domini Fox Memorial (DFM) tournament.