About

The mission of Richmond Ultimate is to promote the disc sport of Ultimate in and around the city of Richmond, Virginia, coordinating and facilitating play at all skill levels to the fullest extent possible.

We believe that the sport of Ultimate is as good an outlet for exercise and camaraderie as somebody can find. Accordingly, we are devoted to spreading our love for the game to those in our community—hoping that more and more people of all ages discover the love for it that we have.

Richmond Ultimate is governed by a working board of directors, which meets monthly, that is led by four elected officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary) serving two-year terms and consists of several committees: RUYO, RU Women’s, and RU Digital Committee.

Current Board:

Matthew Goff, President:

“MattGoff” joined Richmond Ultimate in 2010 after learning of and playing Ultimate at the University of Florida. Matt has served as a Spring League Captain, Summer League Captain, League Commissioner, Tournament Director, Secretary, and Vice President for Richmond Ultimate. As President, Matt wants to establish a sustainable Ultimate scene and continue growing the Ultimate community.

Ray Heath, Jr., Vice President:

Christopher Naruto, Treasurer:

Scott Andrews, Secretary:

Sarah Steadman, RU Women’s Chair:

Sarah Steadman joined Richmond Ultimate in 2013 after playing pick up Ultimate for years and joining Rebellion, the regional women’s club team.  Sarah has served as a Spring League Captain, Summer League Captain, League Commissioner, Tournament Director, founding Youth Outreach committee member, and current Women’s Outreach committee chair for Richmond Ultimate.  As an active board member, Sarah wants to establish a  sustainable and inclusive Ultimate community.

Morgan Robinson, Sponsorship Chair:

Chris Bowling, At-Large Member:

Leigh Donahue, At-Large Member:

Leigh joined Richmond Ultimate in 2009.  She started her ultimate career playing for the University of Richmond Redhots, and has played in various coed leagues since 2008 in both Charlottesville and Richmond. She has also been a member of mixed and women’s club teams based out of RVA. Leigh is excited to help out with design and photography for RU’s Digital committee.

Brian Brown, At-Large Member:

Shannon Storey, At-Large Member:

Paverick Nicolas, At-Large Member:

Gladys Balcarcel, At-Large Member:

Gladys joined Richmond Ultimate in 2011 after playing for L.C. Bird High School’s G-Team. She played in college for VCU and currently plays for the local women’s club team, VA Rebellion. She has served as a Spring League Captain, Tournament Director, and Women’s Outreach Committee Member for Richmond Ultimate. Gladys wants to provide more opportunities to build and further develop the women’s college scene in the RVA area.

See Richmond Ultimate’s Bylaws for more details.

If you have general inquires about getting involved or are ready to get involved, please email admin@richmondultimate.com. Thank you!