Matalan Sporting Promise Launch Day

Submitted by steverabino on Tue, 20/03/2012 - 2:37am
Event date: 
22 Mar 2012 - 10:00
Event details: 

UK Ultimate is involved in a project called The Matalan Sporting Promise. The yoUR Activity element of this school sports initiative aims is to introduce alternative sports, like Ultimate, to secondary schools across the U.K. In The Daily Mirror (March 1st) the Promise has a four page central insert with details about the motivations behind the project, the Youth Sport Trust and Sir Steve's involvement as the ambassador.

 Ultimate is mentioned for our involvement with yoUR Activity, including a nice shot of one of the young players throwing a disc.

The 4th page of the article announces the offical launch of the project at Trafalgar Square on March 22nd! If players from London find themselves with a free day, why not come along and see Sir Steve Redgrave in the flesh, hopefully showing off his newly aquired skills with a disc!


Watch a video of Sir Steve helping teach Ultimate
at the John Spence Community High in Tyneside


UK Ultimate will be in attendance with a few short demonstration of Ultimate being coached to a groups of young people from a local school, along with a number of other sports involved with the Promise, the first being at 10:00.

The event is a public showcase so please fell free to come along and see what it's all about! There will be speeches from the ambassador of the Promise Sir Steve Redgrave as well as others suchs as Baroness Sue Campbell (Chair of UK Sport), John Steele (CEO of the Youth Sport Trust) and Darren Blackhurst (CEO of Matalan). The speachs are likely to be at 10:30.

For those who are interested please visit the Sporting Promise website!




Trafalgar Square London
United Kingdom