Matalan Sporting Promise - yoUR Activity
In Secondary schools there is a huge drop off of pupils taking part in PE as they bcome switched off by main stream sports. Matalan and the Youth Sport Trust have therefore provided a frame work for non–traditional sports, such as Ultimate, to be introduced into schools to create opportunities for young people to take part and become a part of something new or different.
Watch this video where Sir Steve Redgrave explains about the Matalan Sporting Promise. http://bit.ly/sirsteveplaysultimate
Ultimate offers another avenue for young people to take in sport. Not only is the activity itself different, with new skills to learn, but Ultimate has positive social elements that schools find interesting. Ultimate is a self-refereed sport at a competition level. Within a school context it can help to teach social values in a practical way, whilsts having fun playing sports! These include sportsmanship, communication, conflict resolution and many more. For more information about how Ultimate has been used for positive social change, take a look at this artical: http://j.mp/ultimate-peace
UK Ultimate is the National Governing Body for the sport of Ultimate (ultimate frisbee). We have created a development plan that will link in to the Matalan Sporting Promise, with our current development scheme. It is our aim to create a lasting lagacy of Ultimate from the yoUR Activity programme and creating a working relationship with schools in this project is key.