UK Ultimate Shortlisted for NGB of the Year!

After a whirlwind first year as part of the School Games (a Sport England-funded initiaitve which provided 4.6 million sports participation opportunities for young people last academic year), UK Ultimate is very proud to have been shortlisted among the final 5 in the organisation's prestigious NGB of the Year Award!

 

Last year, close to 4,000 young people took part in inter-school Ultimate activities and competitions organised by School Games Organisers and Active Partnerships across the country, with even more getting involved at an individual school level! UK Ultimate's promotion of the sport as an opportunity for mixed-gender competition was successful in achieving a close to 50:50 male-to-female participation split, ensuring that a wider range of young people have the chance to enjoy playing sport together.

 

With nearly 800 schools, spanning every School Games region, reporting Ultimate activity last year as part of their provision, it's clear that interest in the sport is growing rapidly. We often receive requests for coaching support and guidance for events from schools and School Games Organisers. If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities in your area, please get in touch via admin@ukultimate.com.

 

The overall winner of the NGB of the Year Award will be voted for by School Games Organisers and Active Partnerships themselves, with Ultimate facing stiff competition from other, well established, sports. The winner will be announced at the School Games Summit in mid-November. More information on the work that UK Ultimate have done can be found in our case study here.

 

We'd once again like to thank all those School Games Organisers and Active Partnerships who have really embraced the sport and its values over the past year; providing participation opportunities for schools in their area, and using Spirit of the Game to promote wider social and emotional skills development through sport. Thanks also go to those from our playing community who have given their time and expertise in support of these events and the schools participating.

 

UK Ultimate are very proud to see the impact that Ultimate has already had in its first year with the School Games. As word spreads, interest is continuing to grow, with the prospect of even more young people taking part in events this coming year, and growing their confidence in sport.

 

If you would like to make a donation to support the work that UK Ultimate do to develop youth Ultimate in the UK, you can do so quickly and securely via our membership website here.