GB World Games

 

The World Games is the pinnacle of an Ultimate player's career. It is the biggest and best tournament you could ever play.

 

With fierce competition for places and the opportunity to represent Great Britain on the highest stage, the World Games is something special.  Taking place in Cali, Colombia in July, the event showcases non-Olympic, high-participation sports under the patronage of the International Olympic Comittee.

 

Playing in packed stadiums, with the world watching, alongside sports such as squash, karate and rugby 7's, will be a proud moment for the 13 players selected to represent GB. But our mission is clear: to bring home the gold medal.

 

The event only takes place once every four years, and will see athletes from at least 90 countires compete in over 35 sports. Visit www.worldgames2013.com.co for more information.

 

For Ultimate, only the top five nations at the World Ultimate Championships in 2012 plus the host nation qualify to compete. Great Britain will be facing USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and Colombia.

 

It is the best in the world competing against the best in the world.


The Campaign

Selection

Interested players were asked to submit detailed application forms, from which players were invited to a tough and hard fought set of trials held in November.

A squad of 28 has been selected and will train until the final team of 13 (6 women and 7 men) is chosen.

A reserve of each gender will also travel to Colombia in case one of the team is unable to play.

 

Warm-up Tournaments

The World Games squad will enter some UK tournaments over the coming months, and will also be travelling to America to compete against top international teams.

 

World Games

The World Games takes place in Cali, Colombia from 25th July to 4th August. Ultimate will be played over three days from 28th to 30th July.

 

Squad

GBWorldGamesSquad

 

Coach (non-playing): Sion Scone
   
Team Manager: Bex Forth
 
Squad Members:  Issi Burke
  Sophie Edmondson
  Becci Haigh
  Bex Forth
  Jenna Thompson
  Jackie Verralls
 
  Tom Abrams
  Justin Foord
  Rich Gale
  Ollie Gordon
  Rich Harris
  Matt Parslow
  Dave Tyler
   
Reserves:  Ellie Hand
  Chris Baker 
   
Physio: Laura Partridge
   
Support Team of Fitness and Skills
Coaches and Volunteers:
Colin Harris
  Dan Furnell
  Jim Eccles

 

Events

What's coming up on the World Games squad's calendar... (apart from another core session!)

 

Lions Den Indoor Tournament - 23-24 February

A unique chance to pit your team against the 2013 GB World Games squad at a new 3G indoor rubber crumb venue! Bring your studs, scoobers, and swagger and prepare for:

  • Fun-filled 5-a-side Ultimate;
  • An awesome party, open to the whole of London Ultimate and beyond;
  • The chance to play against the World Games squad;
  • A central London location;
  • An all-stars vs. GB showcase game;
  • The chance to rent a World Games player for the day as a player, coach, masseuse, entertainer, or even a waterboy or watergirl!

More information, including how to sign up, can be found on the Event page, or on the Facebook page.

 

Elite Skills Clinic - 29-30 June

This year's Elite Skills Clinic will focus more on the tactical side of the game, so if you're interested in learning tactics used by the best, this is for you!

Led by the GB World Games coach, this is a two day skills clinic which includes one-on-one coaching from players in the World Games squad.

More information, including how to sign up, can be found on the Event page, or on the Facebook page.

 

Mixed Tour 1 - 6-7 April

The GB World Games squad will be entering Mixed Tour! Look out for us on the field and also selling some sweet merchandise around and about.

 

Corporate Sponsorship

Become part of the greatest sport on Earth - support Team GB Ultimate.


Captivating players and spectators alike, Ultimate is a modern sport built to last. At the last World Games, in Taiwan, Ultimate sold over 40,000 tickets and will this year be one of the banner sports.

 

Supporting our team will ensure that your company is backing the fast-growing, community minded, elite sport Great Britain has to offer. We can also ensure brand promotion to huge audiences through logo placement, banners or using your product.  

The recruitment opportunities are vast. Students and recent graduates are the core of the Ultimate community and GB will be running Student Development clinics. 

 

Its rapid growth, both in the UK and around the world, is a testament to the sport's ability to inspire both children and adults on a truly universal basis. The sport's clean image, player enthusiasm and commitment, and community spirit attract new starters every week. They are drawn by the competitive, yet welcoming, atmosphere that is evident from the grassroots up to the elite level. GB nurtures this, offering development skills sessions to all.

 

To find out a bit more information download our brochure.

 

If your company shares our values and vision, don't hesistate to get in touch.


 

Why We Need Sponsorship

Although Ultimate is recognised by Sport England, it receives limited funding, and so even at the highest level all the training and tournament costs have to be met by the players themselves. Every season some GB players are forced to drop out as they can't afford the costs involved.

 

In order to achieve our ambition of winning a medal at the 2013 World Games, we are pushing ourselves to the limit; training six days a week, travelling across the country to train together. Sponsorship money would go towards training facilities and venues, equipment, coaching, and physiotherapy, as well as transport to an international warm up tournament and the World Games event in Colombia itself.

 

We need to raise £55,000 to cover the whole team's training costs and take us to Colombia. A breakdown of these costs can be provided upon request.

 

What We Can Offer in Return

We are happy to discuss a wide range of options from advertising your brand on merchandise, this website or at events to coming to you to deliver fun, team building skills sessions.

 

 

Download our Sponsorship Proposal to find out more, or email gbwgsponsorship@gmail.com if you are interested in providing sponsorship.

 

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Get Involved

Love GB? Want to help out, get involved, or follow us?

 

Help Out - Funding

Unfortunately, we currently receive no funding and no sponsorship. We want to take the best team possible to Colombia, however, every year, GB players are forced to drop out due to the costs involved.

We have therefore launched our crowdfunding site - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/take-gb-ultimate-frisbee-to-the-world-games.

This will enable you to donate to help us fund our training and costs for our coaching and support team.

 

Help Out - Volunteering

The Ultimate community is a wonderful thing, and skills or time sharing can be a rewarding way to help out.

We will advertise here and also on BritDisc.

 

Filmmaker / Editor for promotional film Position filled, thank you.  
Sponsorship Assistant If interested, please email gbwgsponsorship@gmail.com This role will involve contacting, communicating with, and keeping track of companies regarding corporate sponsorship.

 

 

Get Involved

Follow Us

Click the Twitter and Facebook links at the bottom of this page to get social media updates from us.

Check back here for links to follow our progress at warm-up tournaments and the World Games.

 

Media

Ultimate (or Flying Disc) is a rapidly growing sport with an estimated seven million players in over 50 countries. It is unique in its sportsmanship, with the game being self-refereed by the players at all levels of the sport.

The fan base and public interest is increasing year on year and Ultimate is regularly featured in Global media channels such as BBC, SkySports, The Times, Telegraph and Guardian.

 

World Games Media

 

All media enquiries should be directed to gbwg2013@gmail.com

 

Thank You's

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

- Cynthia Ozick

 

Thank you to the following people for helping the GB World Games Squad:

 

Peter Wilson Filming and Editing
Si Brasse Editing
James Burbidge Filming
Renny Norman Filming
Phil Sandwell Filming
Gary Hall Photography
Steve Smith Website
Charlotte Harris Sponsorship

 

 

And for their donations:

 
Alia Ayub
Jacqueline Ng
Mara Alperin
James Burbidge
MadK
Sandy Scott
Jess Sheasby
Manny
Gabriele Sani
John Turing
Simone Stefanopulos
Camille Peetroons
C Bristow
John Maddox
Michele Huber

 

 

And to our sponsors:

Fashion for Home

 

 

 

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