GB Juniors 2017
My name is Ruth Flight and I am the GB Junior Ultimate Programme Manager- big title, but basically I cover everything to do with the planning and running of the GB junior Programme.
The main bulk of my time is taken up with the planning and running of trials for both the U17 and U20 groups, and then the organisation required to take 90-100 players and approximately 20+ staff away each summer for European Championships in Veenendaal.
We at UKU Juniors aim to provide all players and staff with a safe, competitive and fun environment within which they can grow and develop both in their sporting abilities and on a social level, learning to adapt and work within a highly ambitious team setup, whilst having a blast at the same time.
Ultimate is still in general terms a ‘fairly new sport’ within the UK, but it is growing rapidly and juniors is the fastest growing section across the board. With this in mind we are constantly updating and developing our systems and each year I am in post gives me fresh challenges to overcome and incorporate into our working guidelines.
All our staff are DBS checked by the UKU so you can rest assured that your children/players are in the best of hands. Our staff are all volunteers and give up their time willingly to help coach and work with the young players, so please bear this in mind if you are waiting on a reply to email etc, they all have ‘normal fulltime jobs’, so it is not always easy for them to reply quickly, please be patient.
Please get in touch with the relevant staff member should you have any questions regarding your child or player.
My aim is to use the website and in particular this page to publish all the information necessary in regards to GB juniors, so please keep your eye on this and check here first before contacting staff.
GB Junior Ultimate Programme Manager