UK Ultimate Association
“When a ball dreams, it becomes a
Ultimate is quickly becoming the
new generation sport for the thinking man and woman.
Played with a flying disc or
Frisbee, Ultimate is a fast-moving, athletic, team sport
played both indoors and out. It is also one of the few team
sports in the UK where men and women play shoulder to
shoulder on the sports field.
The sport originated in the
1960’s on the front lawns of Yale University, USA, played by
students killing time between lectures, passing a plastic
disc between them. Ultimate came to the UK in the early
1970’s, and was embraced at many Universities as an
alternative to the traditional range of sporting activities.
The sport gradually evolved into
a more competitive team game, played with a solid ethic as
its backbone known as the ‘spirit of the game’. Ultimate
does not need a referee; all disputes are sorted out between
players on the pitch. The ‘spirit of the game’ encourages
players to resolve conflicts between themselves rather than
have to have a third party make a decision for them. The
skill and fitness levels required at top level Ultimate
would challenge any athlete, but being able to read the
game, predict the moves, and develop strategy on the field
are also key aspects.
There is a major Ultimate team in
almost every city and town. There are small geographical
patches of the UK that haven’t been infected with the
Ultimate bug, but they are becoming few and far between.
The sport is represented by its
own association - the UK Ultimate Association (UKUA) – which
is responsible for the growth, development and promotion of
Ultimate in Great Britain.
Currently, there are over 200
teams in the UK, with in excess of 1500 players registered
with the association. Ultimate is always looking to welcome
new players that not only want to play, but want to become
part of the social circuit that encircles the sport.
To find out more about the sport
or to locate your nearest team, visit the Ultimate
Association website on: UK
UKUA PR & SPONSORSHIP
The PR & Sponsorship team was newly created this year.
They have been creating materials
to help promote the sport as well as attempt to secure
sponsorship for the GB squads.
A GB Individual Sponsorship pack
has been created for GB squad members, and one GB Junior
Woman has already managed to fully fund her expenses!
Sally Quigg is the chairwoman of
the PR & Sponsorship Board, and Wayne Retter & Alia Ayub are
members of the board.
If you would like to get in touch
with them, or require further information, please visit the