The WJUC dorms are not good.
July 22, 2014 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with 35 comments
The World Juniors Ultimate Championships dorms don’t exactly sound conducive to trying to win a World title.
All of the USA teams have relocated to nearby hotels in Lecco, Italy, after arriving to substandard conditions. Here’s a series of tweets from Scott Dunham, the father of Hallie Dunham, a member of the USA U19 Women’s team.
Unfortunately, it appears to be even worse. Sources tell Ultiworld that there are no flushing toilets, many of the cots are broken, and the nearest hotels are far from the field complex. Players staying at the dorms can reportedly hear others partying into the night, due to the thin canvas walls. Club teams headed to WUCC — many of which opted for “upgraded dorms” — are now forced to reconsider their accommodations option.
As for the WJUC teams, all USA Ultimate teams have relocated to hotels.
“We arranged for alternate accommodations at WJUC for our athletes, coaches and team support staff,” said USA Ultimate Communications Director Andy Lee.
“Furthermore, we’ve been in contact with all of the TCT teams competing at next month’s WUCC, communicating to them that the ‘dormitory’ accommodations in Lecco did not meet expectations,” he continued. “We wanted to make sure all of those teams were aware of the nature of those accommodations in order to provide them with enough time to make any necessary adjustments. We’ve also invited all TCT teams planning on using the ‘dorms’ at WUCC to let us know if they have any specific questions we may be able to answer, as well as encouraged them to communicate directly with the tournament organizing committee as needed to get more information.”