The Board of Directors of UK Ultimate is responsible for setting objectives that will, among other things (such as keeping the organisation’s finances watertight) develop Ultimate in the UK. UK Ultimate has several sub-committees that have delegated authority for handling the majority of the work within their area of responsibility. At the end of 2012, the Board agreed to set up a new committee to oversee the running of the GB teams. Initially this was comprised of Si Hill, Ali Smith and Barry O’Kane. In 2014, Georgie Davin (nee Winborn) has also moved onto the committee as one of the Board's representatives as Barry O'Kane recently resigned from the board. The committee reports to the Board on a regular basis and seeks the Board’s advice and clarification where necessary.
The purpose of the GB Oversight Committee is several fold and includes the following, although this is not an exhaustive list:
- to select team managers for each GB team and then work with them throughout their tenure to ensure the managers stay aligned with the objectives of UK Ultimate and the GB Ultimate Programme;
- to make decisions that affect all GB squads so that they are handled in a fair and consistent (where appropriate) way across all the teams, and to take this load off the various team managers e.g. selecting national team uniform supplier;
- to oversee the finances of the GB programme to ensure that costs are not excessive and again consistent and fair across all teams; although there may be differences between age group costs depending on location etc of the tournament;
- to bring in other people on a temporary basis to consult with if their skills, knowledge or experience were required to help make a decision (eg around manager selection, financial advice, medical advice etc)
- to set the foundations for the development a performance pathway that runs from juniors through to masters divisions that will assist with increasing the level of GB players and their performance at major Championships whilst ensuring that the UK Ultimate community continues to grow and develop at lower levels.
For more details see the Terms of Reference.