Coaching staff

Ben (Benji) Heywood – Ben is a world-renowned coach and has developed numerous players from complete beginners to those representing GB at international events. He has dedicated countless years to the St Andrews ultimate as both a player and a coach, creating an extensive and dedicated program which is consistently high performing. He runs the blog Understanding Ultimate. He has also competed internationally for GB. Benji is a coach educator for UKUltimate.  

Rachel Turton – Rachel is an elite ultimate player. She has very quickly developed into one of the best young players in Europe through her hard work and dedication. She was voted the European Youth Player of the Year in 2018 and notably caught the winning catch for GB in the European final in 2019. She plays for GB, in the Australian Ultimate League, and for the UK clubs SMOG (mixed) and SCRAM (women’s). Rachel is a UKU Level 1 coach.

Oliver (Oli) Browne – Oliver is one of the most experienced players and coaches in the country. He has competed internationally for GB in multiple divisions. He is on the Competitions and Game Advisor committee for UKUltimate. In addition to coaching at St Andrews, he is also a coach of the Scottish women’s club SCRAM, Uknighted Mixed Masters grass team, and of the GB Mixed Masters beach team. He spends his days building digital products for the ultimate community, with a focus on empowering individuals to develop their athleticism and their skills. Oli is a UKU Level 2 coach.

Training times

Training sessions have currently not been divided between men and woman as of yet. We currently have the following training times booked;

DayLocationSub LocationTime
MondaySports ArenaA5-806:30 – 09:00, 17:00 – 19:00
TuesdaySports ArenaFull06:30 – 09:00
WednesdayRubber CrumbFull06:30 – 09:00
ThursdayRubber CrumbFull19:30 – 22:30