UK Ultimate (UKU) is the national governing body for the sport of ultimate – a fast-moving team sport played with a flying disc – in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Ultimate Frisbee is one of the sports we offer in our School Holiday Sports Schemes for five to 11-year-olds in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool, while we also regularly deliver sessions to schools across Stockton. In addition, we work in partnership with the UKU to deliver coaching qualifications on their behalf within the North-East.
Middlesbrough FC Foundation
Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation (MFCF) initially began life as Middlesbrough Football Club in the Community in 1996 as the independent charitable arm of Middlesbrough FC and was relaunched as Middlesbrough FC Foundation in 2013. It operates within four key themes – education, health, social inclusion and sport participation – and using these themes, MFCF provides a whole host of programmes and initiatives designed to engage the most disadvantaged Teesside communities.
For us, MFCF delivers a very successful Premier League Kicks project across the town. Using football as a tool to engage with the local community, it draws in hundreds of children and young people. Also, for over two years MFCF has relied on 3S-Team to provide alternative provision, from kickboxing to Ultimate Frisbee, on a nightly basis.
Premier League Kicks
In 2016 Premier League Kicks celebrated its 10th year as one of the League’s flagship community programmes. Formerly branded Kickz, it began as a pilot project in London between the Premier League and the Metropolitan Police, with the aim of using football to bring communities together and engage with young people, and is currently run at 56 Premier and Football League clubs. By engaging youngsters in constructive activities – including a wide variety of sports, coaching, music and educational and personal development sessions – communities up and down the country have been transformed, with up to 50% reductions in anti-social behaviour.
Big Lottery Fund
The Big Lottery Fund (BLF) is the biggest community funder in the UK and responsible for distributing 40 per cent of all funds raised for good causes by the National Lottery, which amounted to 12,000 projects and around £670million last year. Since June 2004 the BLF has awarded over £9billion to projects supporting health, education, environment and charitable purposes, and especially those people who want to make life better for their communities.
We received grant funding from the Big Lottery to deliver Sports Leaders UK courses within Tees Valley, including Sports Leaders Level One and Women Get Set Go.
Comic Relief is a major charity based in the UK with a vision of a just world, free from poverty, and a mission to drive positive change through the power of entertainment. Since starting out in 1985, they have raised over £1billion, mainly through two big fundraising campaigns: Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. They spend the money on tackling the root causes of poverty and social injustice in the UK and across the world, and use the influence of their brand to raise awareness of issues where they feel they can make the biggest impact.
We receive grant funding from Comic Relief to pilot our Gymfants programme in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.
Schools Sports Partnerships
Set up in 2000, Schools Sports Partnerships (SSP) are designed to increase sports and physical education opportunities for schoolchildren. There are over 450 partnerships in England, involving every primary, secondary and special school, as well as dedicated sports colleges in the state sector. Each partnership is co-ordinated by a full-time manager at a ‘hub school’, who works with dedicated organisers at secondary and primary schools in their area to encourage increased participation.
We work closely with Stockton SSP to deliver Key Stage One and Two festivals (Ultimate Frisbee). We also deliver at Sportability festivals (the special schools in Stockton) and Dodgeball competitions to primary and secondary schools as part of the School Sports Games.
StreetGames was launched in 2007 in a bid to change lives, communities and sport. Today, StreetGames helps over 600 community organisations across the UK to take sport to the doorstep of disadvantaged communities.
YMCA Awards is one of the most important organisations in the lives of anyone building a career in the leisure sector. Our professional qualifications and learning resources have enabled thousands of people to start and progress their careers.