Freshers 2015

Freshers fair

WELCOME

A word from the President…

Welcome to the Mohawks! We are the Ultimate Frisbee team at the University of Sussex. If you’ve ever wondered about Ultimate and what it’s about, or fancy trying a new sport (or of course if you are already a pro player), we are here for you! We have a large club full of great people who love the sport and love everything that comes with it. Whether you are super competitive and fancy getting onto the GB team in a year, or whether you just fancy a run around once a week with some fun people, come along and give it a try. I started Ultimate at Sussex three years ago and haven’t looked back.

We are very proud of our website. Join the forum to find out all information you may want to know about us – socials, trainings, tournaments, and more! Introduce yourself there and get involved in some discussions. We have a facebook page and twitter too but the forum is where you will find everything you need to know.

We hope to see you this year – whether you are a fresher or a Sussex returnee.  If you’re not sure, come along and give it a shot – you won’t regret it!

Tom

President 2015-2016

MOHAWKS TRAINING

We train at least twice a week as a club but there are a lot more informal meet ups too – buy a disc and you can chuck around with anyone, anytime.

Our main training sessions are:

  1. WEDNESDAY – Stanmer Park (outdoors)
    • 1-3pm Beginners
    • 3-5pm Experienced
  2. FRIDAY – Here we run two sessions that overlap
    • 2-5pm Stanmer Park (outdoors)
    • 2-5pm Sussex Sports Centre Hall 1 (indoors)

    – Division of trainings are yet to be decided. It’s safe to say everyone will get some of both indoors and outdoors on friday.

You’ll want to bring a light and a dark shirt, and then; indoors, a pair of clean, non-marking trainers; and outdoors, a pair of football boots if you have them.

Here is the University of Sussex Campus Map. Stanmer park is at the bottom left of the map, left of the Attenborough Centre. Accessed from opposite the Sports Centre.

Sicko 2013BEGINNERS TOURNAMENTS

We’ve got 3 ‘beginner tournaments’ lined up this year. So-called because they have dedicated beginner divisions, where the freshers of unis from all over the south-east get to play each other. Play some frisbee, meet some people, and party!

SUSSEX UNION MEMBERSHIP

To play on any sports team at the University of Sussex you are required to be a fully paid member of the universities union. The membership covers training (coaching and facility hire) and insurance (injuries and when going away with the club).

UK ULTIMATE

In order to play for the local club team (such as Brighton Ultimate), or at regionals for the Mohawks you must be a basic member of UK Ultimate. In order to play Nationals with the Mohawks , or Tour with Brighton Ultimate, you must be a full ,or Under 18/Student, member. You can read more about UK Ultimate and sign up via this and navigating your way through by the index on the left hand side. If you are confused please just ask one of us, we were all there once!

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As a club, we have players of all levels and abilities: some have played for years and others are completely new to the game. Nobody gets turned away and there is no trial as we all had to start somewhere. We play both indoors and outdoors and in all divisions (Open, Women’s and Mixed) with numerous teams catering for the different levels of experience at each tournament.

Players are encouraged to get involved in all aspects of the club. The social section of the Mohawks is very active, with most team members having a drink and relaxing in Falmer bar after Wednesday practices, and social events during the term, with favourites from last year including the three-legged pub crawl, the double-act fancy dress social and the all-you-can-eat pizza challenge.

Mohawks Practice times

Our main training sessions are:

  1. WEDNESDAY – Russell’s Clump – this is our main practice each week with coaches!
    • 1-3pm Experienced
    • 3-5pm Beginners
  2. FRIDAY – Here we run two sessions that overlap.
    • 2-5pm Russell’s Clump (so outdoors) – less formal, more games, and a chance to practice what you want to practice.
    • 2-5pm Sussex Sports Centre Hall 1 (so indoors):
      • Weeks 1 to 3 beginners
      • Weeks 4+ invite only for specific open/women/mixed teams
      • Weeks 4, 5 & 11 beginners very welcome for fresher games between 4 & 5pm

For indoor sessions bring clean, non-marking shoes and a light and dark shirt if you can. Outdoors you will want football boots if you have them.

  • Mohawks practices do not run during university holidays, but those hungry for more are welcome at Brighton Ultimate trainings (this is a great idea to get better faster).
  • Check out the calendar for upcoming practices and tournaments
  • If you’re not sure where Russell’s Clump is, check out this handy map

Mohawks is run by a committee of students elected by the whole club in the previous year, with the aim to improve the club in all respects and to make it enjoyable for all involved. We have a merchandiser who organises our kit and disc orders, an event organiser who runs ladder leagues and organises tournaments, captains for all divisions and a president and vice to oversee the running of the club.

For more information come along to any practice and give it a go!

2 COMMENTS
  • Ben Rich
    Reply

    A note on Friday practice. Annoyingly the university likes to put lectures and seminars on! I KNOW!

    So that session is always a bit ad-hoc. There will though always be experienced people there to organise everything. It's a great chance to play more games and practice the throws, catches or match play you want to work on. The experience people can help you.

    Also look on the Mohawk Facebook page, twitter and/or the forum to see any information on the Friday session week on week. That said, the Facebook page is a great place to find people also on campus, between lectures, looking for a 45 minutes chuck around. Just outside the Library is a popular place.

  • Ben Rich
    Reply

    A note on Friday practice. Annoyingly the university likes to put lectures and seminars on! I KNOW!

    So that session is always a bit ad-hoc. There will though always be experienced people there to organise everything. It's a great chance to play more games and practice the throws, catches or match play you want to work on. The experience people can help you.

    Also look on the Mohawk Facebook page, twitter and/or the forum to see any information on the Friday session week on week. That said, the Facebook page is a great place to find people also on campus, between lectures, looking for a 45 minutes chuck around. Just outside the Library is a popular place.

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