Ultimate Committee Chair Search is Commenced
09 January 2011
WFDF has commenced a search for the Ultimate Committee Chair position through the remainder of the term ending December 2011, to replace Rudiger Veitl who resigned January 6, 2011. Interested candidates should submit their applications to Skippy Givens, Executive Director no later than Monday January 24, 2011. During this search period, current Ultimate Events Committee member Simon Hill of UK Ultimate will serve as interim chair.
Read more: Ultimate Committee Chair Search is Commenced
WFDF Elections Results Announced
05 January 2011
The 2010 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent elections to the WFDF Board of Directors as follows: President-Robert "Nob" Rauch (USA), Guts Committee Chair - Ryan Scott (USA), Overall Committee Chair - Jack Cooksey (USA), Beach Ultimate Chair - Patrick van der Valk (POR), At-Large member Fumio Morooka (JPN). All candidates will serve a two year term (2011-2012.
Read more: WFDF Elections Results Announced
Updated Archive of International Ultimate games announced
01 January 2011
Hartti Suomela (FIN) has updated the archives for the history of International Ultimate. The most recent changes have been adding results fro 1988. There are still some missing games so if anyone has that information please forward it to Hartti at:
hartti at gmail dot com
Intake periods (February 1 or August 1) for new member applications established
20 December 2010
Based on a proposal submitted by Ultimate Canada, the WFDF Board of Directors has established two intake periods for national associations/organizations seeking to become members of WFDF. As a result, all applications for membership must be submitted by either February 1 or August 1 each year, to be followed by a review of the Board (no less than 7 days) and vote by Congress (30 days). As noted by Ultimate Canada in its proposal, it was felt by the Board that establishment of intake periods would provide a predictable schedule which should increase efficiency of review for both the Board and National Associations (Congress).
PDGA Seeks New Tour Manager
11 December 2010
The Professional Disc Golf Association is seeking a full-time Tour Manager. For more information visit this link:
WFDF Elections are Underway
02 December 2010
The 2010 WFDF Elections are underway. The voting began on December 2nd and will conclude on December 31st. For more information on the candidates please visit this link:
Read more: WFDF Elections are Underway
World Flying Disc Federation becomes fiscal partner to Ultimate Peace
25 November 2010
Building upon a small grant made in 2009 to support 2010 Ultimate Peace events, the World Flying Disc Federation has entered into an agreement to serve as fiscal sponsor for Ultimate Peace
Read more: World Flying Disc Federation becomes fiscal partner to Ultimate Peace
2010 WFDF Election Candidates Announced
21 November 2010
The 2010 WFDF Election Candidates have been announced. For more information on the candidates visit this link:
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Latest WFDF Communiques
16 April 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is establishing a new position of Director of Communications and Global Media and is seeking interested candidates. The Director would assist the executive staff and officers in writing press releases, identifying content and managing WFDF’s Facebook and Twitter pages, establishing a youtube and/or other video presence, and ensuring that WFDF takes advantage of the evolving opportunities in social media in order to better communicate with all of WFDF’s stakeholders and audience. This is a volunteer (unpaid) position but this will be a high impact role in raising the visibility of flying disc sports globally within the disc community and the general population.
10 April 2015 - Official Communication
The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) are pleased to announce that the inaugural Team Disc Golf World Championship (TDGWC) will be held in mid-2016, and that they are seeking bids from potential local hosts to organize the event. A detailed bid package is now available.
Read the full Press Release here.
07 April 2015 - Official Communication
Today WFDF released an update to the World Ultimate Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past four years. This update takes into the account the recent results from the World Championships of Beach Ultimate, held from March 8 to 13 in Dubai. This ranking system provides a benchmark for WFDF’s member associations to understand how they compare against other nations in terms of performance and the depth of their elite Ultimate programs.
06 April 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF Congress has voted to approve Qatar and Kenya as WFDF provisional member associations. A total number of 50 regular member participated in the ballot, totaling 126 out of 132 votes available. With one abstention totaling 4 votes, the new member associations were approved unanimously. The approval of the memberships of the Kenya Flying Disc Association (KFDA) and Ultimate Players Association of Qatar (UPAQ) brings the total WFDF membership to member associations in 60 countries, with another four disc sport organizational members in Beach Ultimate, Freestyle, Disc Golf, and Guts.
04 April 2015 - Official Communication
Congratulations to the Flying Disc Beach Ultimate Mixed Team from Germany, IWGA Team of the Month for March 2015. The team from Germany spoiled the USA clean sweep at the WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) in Dubai. Whilst team USA dominated the field at these World Championships, taking gold in six of the seven divisions of play, Germany secured one title with its win in the mixed gender division and took its first gold medal ever in WFDF-sanctioned World Championship Ultimate play.
25 March 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Hungarian Frisbee Association (HUFA) has become a full, regular member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC), after the unanimous decision of its Congress of March 10, 2015.
“This is great news for the Flying Disc community in Hungary and all friends of our sport around the globe,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “It shows that WFDF consistently keeps growing in terms of National Olympic Committees recognizing our sport on their territory wherever possible and we are happy to see such a great country like Hungary be upgraded to full membership of HOC on our list of member associations being recognized by their NOCs."
16 March 2015 - Official Communication
Team USA dominated the field in the 2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU), taking gold in six of the seven divisions of play. Germany spoiled the USA sweep, taking its first gold medal ever in WFDF-sanctioned World Championship Ultimate play with its win in the Mixed gender division. The WCBU, co-sanctioned by the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA), was held at the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Resort in Dubai from 8-13 March 2015. More than 1,100 players on 71 teams from 24 countries participated in this showcase event of Beach Ultimate, which featured 380 games in seven divisions of play over the course of the week.
09 March 2015 - Official Communication
The 2015 BULA & WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate are running on the Jumeirah Beaches in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 8-13 March 2015. More than 1,100 players from 25 countries are registered to participate in this Beach Ultimate showcase event.
All information, latest news, stunning articles, reports, videos and highlights are available from the official event website of the WCBU.
05 March 2015 - Official Communication
Ultimate Central, an event management platform for the sport of Ultimate, and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), Ultimate's international governing body, today announced a partnership which will allow WFDF to run the WU23 website, payment, registration, schedule creation, and scoring on the Ultimate Central platform.
Recently, WFDF made the strategic decision to unify web platforms and processes around its major events. Historically, independent event organizers were tasked with finding their own web platforms, registration systems, and tournament management systems for scoring, bracket creation, and statistics, and there was little coordination to use what had been developed previously, leading to significant duplication of efforts and inefficiencies. "Ultimate Central's integrated CMS, registration, and tournament management platform will allow us to provide organizers with one single solution to run sanctioned events, saving them time and money of developing and troubleshooting custom systems and making sure event websites remained available for years to come," said Brian Gisel, chair of WFDF's Ultimate Committee.
26 February 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), the international sports federation responsible for the governance of flying disc sports, is pleased to introduce its new logo and corporate identity. The decision to update the logo was made during the WFDF board’s strategic planning session in Toronto in November 2014 with the goal of modernizing the look of the organization and expressing its growth and development objectives. The new logo was designed with the support of WFDF’s new sponsor and merchandise and apparel partner, VC Ultimate, and was chosen by the board from several alternatives.
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