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January Trials – Week 1 & 2 – 1pm…

So, on Wednesday 22nd and 27th January, 1.00 pm til 3.45 pm, Mohawks are running ‘trials’. No-one is going to be cut from the club and there will be weekly sessions that the whole club is welcome and encouraged to attend, but this is basically a chance for the captains to see where everyone is at after the first term of the year. From how well people perform at these two sessions, the captains are selecting for their “training squads” for the outdoor season – these players will be asked to attend the invite-only sessions on Wednesdays this term (1-3pm). The post-3pm session on Wednesdays this term will remain an inclusive and open training, for anyone who wishes to attend, whether they have made a training squad or not.

EVERY MEMBER OF THE CLUB WHO WANTS TO IMPROVE AS A PLAYER IS WELCOME AT THESE TRIAL SESSIONS.

If you don’t want to come to the trial sessions (but hopefully everyone does!), still come along at 3.45pm on these two Wednesdays for a fun game of ultimate and to catch up with everyone after the holidays.

The first ‘trial’ will be refreshing your basics (throwing, catching and cutting), whereas the second will deal with some slightly more advanced stuff (positional D, hucking, breaking the mark). There will be lots of game time at both sessions.

The trials will finish at 3.45 – and we’ll have just shy of an hour of light for a fun, relaxed, no pressure game, which everyone is welcome to play in, even if they haven’t been to the trials.

We’re really excited about seeing how everyone’s progressed over the term, and to make you guys really show off your full potential, we’ve even put some little tips together to help you impress at trials.

Things you can do to impress with zero effort

– Focus in – focusing for a whole 2 hours is tough, so take your breaks in concentration at the right points – in specific water breaks, etc. rather than during drill explanations. Keep your eyes wide and trained on the explainer, and signal with your body language to the captains that you are paying attention.

– Try what you’re asked at trials – don’t explain to the coach why it’s definitely a bad idea or why you haven’t been doing it til now, or why this drill isn’t entirely realistic. Just do it – and actually see if it works.

– Work hard even when you’re subbed off in the games – talk to a buddy on the pitch, let them know what’s happening. On D, let them know that their person is looking, or if the disc is moving to a hucker, whether they’re now the person who should be looking to help with deep threats. On O, encourage them, remind them to cut hard, clear out, make space for others. Let them know if there are poachers in the lanes. If you’re a newer player, don’t worry if you don’t really know what to say – just make sure you stay engaged in the game even if you’re not on the pitch.

Things you can do before to prepare for trials

– Refresh your throws – chances are you’ve thrown a little less over the holidays. Get some touches in before trials. For throwing, more is more. If you can throw every day between now and Wednesday, you will do better at trials. Simple!

– Remember how ultimate works on Monday night in Hove! The best way to remember how ultimate works is to play ultimate. Monday night is a good opportunity for this – it’s at Hove Rec, close to Hove train station – and is a good opportunity to get some pitch time and disc time before trials. Floodlights are on at 6.30, and training starts at 7pm sharp. Shout out on the facebook group if you want to go but are unsure where you’re going.
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New Co-Events Role Created

After some committee discussions in the past month, the committee have decided to bring in Charlie as Co-Events to help with Starzy to be someone on campus more (as Starzy will be off campus most of the time). We feel he is a dedicated member of Mohawks who was not previously planning on coming back this year (hence the late interest), and would be a great asset on the committee. If anyone is not happy with this decision, I will welcome all oppositions to it for the next week – please just email me at president@mohawks.co.uk. If there are none by August 20th, then we will welcome Charlie as an official member of the Committee as co-events.

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It’s time for the Mohawks Awards Party 2013!!

Hello Everybody!

The Mohawks Awards Party is just 2 days away and I hope you are all excited. Please arrive at the King & Queen Pub for 7:30pm and go to the function suite in the upstairs area. I know its not the fanciest of venues but please still dress to impress and come along in your finest dresses, shirts, ties and suits to keep up the tradition!

Hopefully everyone has paid now,  so your food and wine is all sorted as well as many surprises on the night. We have our own bar area to buy drinks as well.

I hope you are as excited as we are and we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday evening!!

Your Captains

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Mohawks Hat Tournament 2013

Hi Hawks!

(Apologies to those receiving similar messages through other channels – need to cover all bases!)

Hope everyone’s deadlines have been handed safely in and revision is going well.

On Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2013 we will be hosting a hat tournament right here in Brighton. A hat tournament is where everyone enters as individuals and teams are drawn at random. It’s a popular format in ultimate as it makes for fun games, spirited competition and is a great way to meet new players.

So there are two things:
Firstly, you should play! Not only will it be supporting your club’s event, but it will also give you the chance to meet some great players from around Brighton. It will be great chance to meet the Brighton Ultimate captains and start to get involved with the club. There is a huge ultimate community in Brighton and I’m hoping we can help to bring more people together with this event. It’ll also be great fun and a good break from studying.

Secondly, you should help out! There’s lots that can be done to help make the event a success – both on the day and in advance. It might be as easy as encouraging another Mohawk or a Panther or someone else to sign up and play, or by sharing, liking etc on Facebook. On the day there’ll be lots of odd jobs and I hope that all Mohawks will pitch it to make it work as the profits from the event will go to help the club next year (that’s money in your pocket!).

To play you need to register using the following form:
Mohawks Hat Registration

… and also pay the player fee of £7.50. For this you get an afternoon’s ultimate played on lined pitches, lunch, great prizes and great company. (Note that payment is to a different account from normal Mohawks activity, but rest assured it’s going to the club).

After you’ve paid and signed up there’s also the Facebook event which you should help to promote.

If I don’t see you before, I hope to see you on the 27th!

Shimmy

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Sign Up for Awards Party 2013

Afternoon Hawks,

You can now sign up for the Mohawks Awards Party 2013 by following this link.

Please can you:

  • Fill in the form
  • Pay Ashley by transferring £25 to the details listed in the form above.
  • Once paid please email finance@mohawks.co.uk with your name AND reference of payment. We say it every time but make sure you email Ash this information!

The captains are very excited for this years event, so sign up now and don’t miss out as we promise it will be one hell of a night and quite different to previous years!

Good luck with assignments/exams and see you soon!

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The Mohawks Awards Party 2013

The Mohawks captains cordially invite you to….

THE MOHAWKS AWARDS PARTY 2013

When: Saturday 8th June 2013

Where: The Prince George Ballroom at Ye Olde King & Queen Public House, Brighton

Dress Code: Smart

We have decided to make our annual celebration a tad different this year to give you a fun filled evening to celebrate the achievements of the Mohawks in style. Don’t be fooled by the venue, we will still all be dressed to impress and party on through the night royal style!

It will only cost £25 per person including a 3 course banquet, wine on your table, a personal award for every attendee, a private bar, music, dancing, the best company you could hope for and more surprises on the night!

More information regarding confirming your attendance and payment will follow in the next few days.

We look forward to seeing you all for a right royal knees up!

Your loving captains

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Final Info for Nationals

Here is the information for nationals.

We are leaving tomorrow afternoon at 4pm from the back of Falmer Bar. Please arrive at 3:45 so we can make sure everyone has arrived and all sorted.

Please try and pack as light as you can (preferably with only one bag) as the coach is going to be very tight for space. Attached is the accommodation room plan which is not going to change. Room Plan

**The rooms with 4 people in– one of you will need to bring a sleeping bag as there is only enough beds for 3 people**

I think everyone knows what to bring to tournaments by now but a few main things to remember:

  • Kit- red/black top + white shorts
  • Boots
  • Warm clothes/rain clothes (the weather looks quite good for the weekend)
  • Food

Please everyone pay Ashley!! Some people still haven’t paid. Also, get SportsFed.

Mr A Yeo

Sort Code 30-96-83

Account Number 16932060

Once you have paid make sure you email finance@mohawks.co.uk with your name, how much you have paid and your payment reference.

Any Questions get in touch via the usual methods: phone, email, fbook, telegram, fax.

NATIONALS!! LETS GO HAWKS!!

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NATIONALS & this week

Good Evening!

As most people know Nationals is finally here and many of us are heading off to Nottingham this weekend. We have paid a lot of money for travel, team fee, accommodation etc and now need people to start paying! It is going to cost people £40 which for everything we are getting is not that bad at all! (people who have already paid I will talk to you separately)

So, whether you are a squaw or 1st/2nd teams you need to transfer £40 to Ashley Yeo.

Account Details:

Mr A Yeo

Sort Code 30-96-83

Account Number 16932060

Once you have paid make sure you email finance@mohawks.co.uk with your name, how much you have paid and your payment reference. A lot of people often don’t do this which makes it rather hard work for Ash so try and remember to email!

We are getting a big coach to Nottingham which is leaving around 4pm from campus on Friday afternoon but more information about this and accommodation room allocations will follow later in the week.

Varsity is this Wednesday at 2:30pm at falmer sports complex so come and support the team and have a splendid time. The AGM will be later in the afternoon also!

So to sum up this rather busy week, PAY ASH and attend Varsity and the AGM.

Peace out,

Edwardo

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Practice tomorrow – 1pm – Stanmer Park

Hi all,

As tomorrow is a Wednesday we will be having an unofficial practice (unofficial since uni is “closed”), from 1pm on Stanmer Park (we don’t have the clump booked – please do not use it!).

See you there!
Shimmy