What is Ultimate?

Ultimate is a non-contact field sport played between two teams with a flying disc and is currently one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It's played by men's, women's and mixed teams, both indoors (5-a-side) and outdoors (7-a-side).

Ultimate mixes the best parts of some common sports:

  • you pass between teammates in any direction (like football)
  • you can't run whilst holding the disc (like netball)
  • Score by catching the disc in an end-zone (like american football)
  • you steal the disc by intercepting the other teams' passes.

The aspect that most distinguishes Ultimate from other sports is that it is self-officiated. No referees emphasises the roles of fair play, honesty and sportsmanship which are intrinsic parts of the sport. This underpins the 'spirit of the game' and is felt by every player on the pitch.
That's the basics, a full set of rules can be found on the UKUltimate website.