Member News - South Africa
25 April 2007
The South African Flying Disc Association
is set to host their 2007 National Championship
in Cape Town from April 27-29. South Africa also recently sent two teams to Paganello, one open and one mixed. See their website (linked above) for further information on disc sports in South Africa.
2007 WFDF Congress: Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching
04 April 2007
This is a reminder that motions to be considered for WFDF Congress
2007 must be submitted by April 8, 2007
. These should be sent to WFDF
WFDF Congress 2007 is scheduled for 9AM-5PM, July 8, 2007 in Ithaca,
NY, USA. This is the day before the start of the World
(WOC) in Ithaca, July 9-14, 2007.
Exact location of Congress will follow. Members will be asked to
confirm their expected attendance at Congress in the coming months, so
please investigate your travel plans for coming to Congress in the
meantime. Information regarding lodging and travel to Ithaca can be
found on the webpage of the WOC hosts, noted above.
2007 WFDF Rules of Ultimate Announced
13 March 2007
The new WFDF Rules of Ultimate (Version 2007)
is finally completed and approved!
It will be effective on April 1, 2007 for all WFDF sanctioned tournaments.
We would like to ask all our members to implement these rules as quickly as possible.
Bill Wright Recognized for Two Decades of Contributions to WFDF
10 January 2007
Bill Wright was presented with a token of appreciation for his substantial contributions to WFDF and all flying disc sports for over two decades. Bill served as WFDF President from 1994 to 2004. Prior to that, he chaired both the WFDF Freestyle Committee and the Freestyle Players Association for nine years. Even after stepping down from his formal leadership role, he continued to selflessly provide administrative assistance to WFDF through early 2006.
Galactic MTA Record Set on Space Shuttle Discovery
19 December 2006
December 15, 2006 was a historic day for space exploration and for disc players everywhere. One of our own, Christer Fuglesang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christer_Fuglesang) of Sweden is currently aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Christer was live broadcasted on the national Swedish channel TV4, and as part of that program he also attempted two MTA "throws" in the zero gravity of the shuttle. The first try got away from him, but the second attempt was timed at 20.52 seconds by Flight Engineer Thomas Reiter (ESA) of Germany.
European Space Agency to host MTA world record attempt in space
13 December 2006
On Friday, December 15th, the European Space Agency is the host of a unique sporting event. Supported by the World Flying Disc Federation, the Swedish Frisbee Sport Federation are proud to sanction this unprecedented event. Christer Fuglesang, ESA astronaut on the Space Shuttle Discovery Mission STS-116, will attempt to break the world record in the flying disc sporting discipline MTA, Maximum Time Aloft. The competition will start at seven minutes past seven GMT in the evening of Friday, December 15th, 2006. We believe that this is the first ever sanctioned sports event that takes place in space.
WFDF 2007 Rules of Ultimate draft available for comment
11 December 2006
A draft version of the WFDF 2007 Rules of Ultimate is available for comment. We have set up a forum at http://groups.google.com/group/wfdf-2007-rules
for public comment. It is not expected that major changes will make it into the 2007 version at this late stage, but all comments will be taken into account when drafting the 2008 version. The 2007 rules are expected to be approved for release early in the new year.
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Latest WFDF Communiques
28 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC). The WJUC is the premier world junior championship event for the flying disc discipline of Ultimate. The event is held bi-annually and is comprised of national teams competing in the Junior Uner-20 Men’s and the Junior Under-20 Women’s divisions. The event was most recently held in 2014 Lecco, Italy and will again be held this summer August, 2016 in Wroclaw Poland.
23 January 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2018 World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (WU24) will be hosted in the city of Perth (Australia). The event will be held from Sunday, January 7 – Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the facilities at the UWA Sports Park in Perth – Western Australia. The successful bid came from the Australian Flying Disc Federation (AFDA) headed by Simon Wood and Anna Haynes.
22 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Masters Club Championships (WUMCC). The WUMCC is the masters club championship event for the flying disc discipline of Ultimate. The event is held every four years and is comprised of masters club teams who are endorsed by their National Federation.
22 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC). The WUCC is the world’s largest premier club championship event for the flying disc discipline of Ultimate. The event is held every four years and is comprised of club teams who are endorsed by their National Federation.
Since the tournament in 2014 attracted so many teams, there has been an extensive discussion regarding whether for the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships in 2018, the Masters divisions should be held separately. To ensure the host has sufficient field and resource capacity the event has been split into two separate 2018 events (WUCC and WUMCC) and hosts are encouraged to bid separately for each event.
06 January 2016 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has accepted Egypt as new WFDF member association.
With the acceptance of this membership proposal of the Egypt Ultimate Players Association (EUPA) WFDF now has 68 member associations in 65 countries. Egypt joins Morocco which was also recently approved as a member association in Northern Africa.
02 January 2016 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and the Freestyle & Overall Committees are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2017 Freestyle & Overall Flying Disc Championships (WFOC)
The tournament will feature competitions in seven flying disc disciplines — Freestyle, Double Disc Court, Discathon, Accuracy, Disc Golf, Distance and Self-Caught Flight and Champions will be crowned for each individual discipline.
21 December 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has announced the results of its 2015 elections. The WFDF Member Associations voted on open positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.
WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch commented: “We are particularly pleased about the interest and high participation of our member associations in this year’s election.” Rauch added “At a stage where the IOC puts great attention towards good governance structures of the International Federations and after having obtained full IOC recognition in 2015 we are happy to see that the WFDF Board composition was confirmed as an extremely qualified and experienced slate of candidates meeting all key requirements of the recognition criteria. We also managed to increase the number of women on the Board to three out of fourteen. As does every International Sports Federation, we depend on the support of volunteers taking on roles and functions within our organization on various levels. I would like to use this opportunity to express full confidence and gratitude for our team of volunteers to be able to manage the work to come. I would like to thank outgoing Board member Vincent Gaillard for his support during the last two years and am happy to announce that we will be able to welcome him back in another important function in our governance structures soon.”
Please read the full Press Release including the biographies here.
08 December 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BULA Ltd (BULA) on the governance of the Flying Disc sport of Beach Ultimate. WFDF and BULA had signed an initial MOU in 2011 and this agreement extends the working arrangement for four years through 2019.
25 November 2015 - Official Communication
The Board of Directors of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Tim Rockwood as Managing Director, Broadcasting and Marketing. Mr. Rockwood’s goals in this newly created position are to secure sponsorship revenues, broadcast coverage, and distribution of high-profile WFDF championship events, beginning with the WFDF World Ultimate Championships being held in London in June 2016.
25 November 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has accepted Guam and Morocco as new WFDF member associations. Additionally, the Congress has approved the upgrade for Malaysia to regular membership. With the acceptance of these membership proposals of the Guam Ultimate for All Association (GUFA), the Moroccan Flying Disc Association (MFDA) and the Malaysian Flying Disc Association (MFDA) WFDF now has 67 member associations in 64 countries.
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