WFDF to Establish an Athletes’ Commission at WUGC
15 May 2012
The purpose of the WFDF Athletes’ Commission is to promote open communication with, and solicit feedback from, flying disc athletes, and give them a formal role in the decision-making process of WFDF. The WFDF Athletes’ Commission will have as its main focus the issues facing athletes in the sport of Ultimate, as this is our largest disc sport constituency and the one that is involved in the World Games. This three person group will be elected by the participating athletes during the WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championship this July in Japan, and the Chair of the commission will be a non-voting observer at all WFDF board meetings. To be eligible, a candidate must be a participant in the current World Championship or have participated in a World Championship within the previous four years and must submit their application to the WFDF Executive Director no later than June 7, 2012.
Further information about the athletes’ commission
Teaching Ultimate in the Virtual Classroom
22 April 2012
The LOT is an organization based in Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey, USA that makes Ultimate experts available to schools, clubs, camps and existing programs. Columbia High School's Parking Lot - "The Lot" - was where the earliest structured, competitive play occurred in the late 1960's. Since then the game has been innovated and tweaked times over into the modern fast-paced, fun, dynamic sport that you know. In November 2010 the group completed its “Gym Class Ultimate Frisbee” site, which has had over 7,000 visits in its first year.
You can access its five basic lesson plans at: http://gymclassultimatefrisbee.com/
WFDF and JFDA Support Development of Guts
30 March 2012
World Flying disc Federation is pleased to announce that it has completed a development program to help promote Guts in various countries in advance of the 2012 WUGC being held in Sakai, Japan this July. Working together with Japan Flying Disc Federation, 10 guts discs were sent earlier this year to each of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong Netherlands, Panama, Sweden, and Switzerland. For this development program, JFDA contributed the discs and WFDF paid for the shipping costs.
Read more: WFDF and JFDA Support Development of Guts
WFDF announces 2012 Congress to be held in Sakai, Japan, on 14-15 July 2012
19 March 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the 2012 WFDF Congress will be held on the mornings of Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July 2012, in the city of Sakai, Japan. The Congress will be hosted in conjunction with the WFDF 2012 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (7-14 July 2012).
Per the Bylaws, the purpose of the Congress shall be to: (a) review and approve the previous year’s financial statements and auditors’ reports, (b) approve WFDF’s annual budget and elect an Auditor, (c) authorize the basic strategic direction and policies of WFDF, (d) serve as a forum for discussion of general disc sports issues, and (e) to take such other action as may properly come before the Congress. Members must submit all motions for consideration at the annual meeting to the Board of Directors not less than 75 days (30 April 2012) prior to the date of such scheduled meeting, and the Board shall forward to all members a meeting agenda, along with copies of all motions, reports and other relevant material for consideration at the Congress, not less than two calendar months prior to the date of such scheduled meeting.
This date and location was agreed upon by the WFDF Board of Directors during their last meeting on 11 March 2012, reflecting the results of a poll of WFDF members. The second week-end of the WUGC was the preference of largest number of member associations likely to attend the Congress.
Translations of the SOTG Scoring Explanation Sheet released
05 March 2012
The WFDF Spirit of the Game Ultimate Sub-Committee has released the translations of the Spirit of the Game Scoring Explanation Sheet in German, French, Polish and Chinese language.
The SOTG Ultimate Sub-Committee wishes to thank the following persons for their support with the translations:
Christophe Bihin and Jean-François Cadoret for French,
Nick Liu for Chinese,
Sylwester for the German,
Wiktoria Maruszczak for the Polish translation.
All documents can be found under this link.
Women`s Masters Division to be held during WUGC 2012 in Sakai, Japan
10 February 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to confirm that a Women`s Masters Division will be played during the WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships 2012 in Sakai, Japan, taking place from 7-14 July 2012.
As currently six teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Great Britain and USA have confirmed their participation WFDF now is in a position to officially declare that this division will be held in Sakai. Entries are still possible and welcome. For further information please refer to: www.wugc2012.org or contact the TOC, Mr. Makoto Ohi, under
Your feedback is needed on 2011 World and Regional Ultimate events
16 January 2012
Dear WFDF member and friend,
Did you attend the 2011 European, World Beach, Pan American or Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championships? If your answer is yes, WFDF and the local hosts of these events would like to hear your perceptions of these events so that we can improve for the future.
Please take a few minutes to complete surveys for each of these events in which you participated at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TPXC57H.
Thank you very much for your consideration and support.
Asia Flying Disc Federation (AFDF) established
19 December 2011
The foundation meeting of the Asia Flying Disc Federation (AFDF) as the continental association of WFDF for Asia took place on 3 December 2011 in Kaohsiung on the occasion of WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championship (AOUC) 2011.
Five WFDF members from Asia attended the meeting: Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore. The members present unanimously elected Fumio Morooka (JPN) as their President and Michael Hu (TPE) as Secretary General, respectively.
The office of AFDF will be set up in Taichung (Chinese Taipei) in the Chinese Taipei Flying Disc Association (CTFDA) Headquarters.
Read more: Asia Flying Disc Federation (AFDF) established
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Latest WFDF Communiques
21 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has selected VC Ultimate as Sponsor and Official Apparel / Merchandise Supplier for the period 2015-2016. VC Ultimate, based in Toronto, Canada, will have the exclusive rights to develop and sell any and all official event merchandise and apparel for the WFDF’s world and continental championships over this period beginning with the WFDF World Under-23 Ultimate Championship this summer in London. In return, this partnership will provide benefits to the players and teams, event organizers, and to WFDF. VC Ultimate will also work with WFDF to develop and market WFDF-branded gear to be sold through their Canadian, American and European online stores.
12 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) has released its 2015 International Program Guide, which provides in-depth information on disc golf activities and protocol in all countries outside of the USA and Canada. In 2014, the 10th year of the PDGA’s International Program, there were 3,100+ International Members, 360+ sanctioned events, and 28 PDGA affiliated countries in Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
04 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has released its strategic plan for the period 2015-2018. This four-year strategic plan was developed by the members of the WFDF Board of Directors during its recent face-to-face meeting in Toronto after reviewing input from Member associations and 3,400 individual members of the disc community through a global questionnaire. This document spells out WFDF’s vision and values, its core strategies, and the tactics for achieving them.
18 December 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has announced the results of its 2014 elections. The WFDF Member Associations voted on open positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016.
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. The WFDF Board composition was confirmed as an extremely qualified and experienced slate of candidates for the upcoming period of two years.”
Read the full Press Release including biographies here.
18 December 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today announced the appointment of the Spirit of the Game Directors for the 2015 BULA & WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate (www.wcbu2015.org): Richard Moore from Australia will be the Spirit Director and Kate Barabanova from Russia will be the Assistant Spirit Director.
The highly anticipated event will be held 8-13 March 2015 in Dubai and will host over 1,000 athletes from 25 countries who will compete in the fully self-refereed team sport of Beach Ultimate. As for all flying disc sports, Spirit of the Game (SOTG) is the most important rule. It involves elements such as fair play, rules knowledge and the respect that players hold for one-another.
09 November 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has officially recognized a new world record for the longest outdoor throw of a flying disc. On Saturday October 25, 2014, Germany’s Simon Lizotte threw the disc an incredible 263.2 meters (863.5 feet) while competing at the Fall Desert Wind Open Distance event in Primm, Nevada, USA. Lizotte’s throw flew the length of two and a half regulation football (soccer) pitches. Lizotte was using a 157g Innova Blizzard Boss disc and threw with a 17mph wind at his back, with the throw confirmed by a spotter using an approved distance finder.
29 October 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF announces that the Congress has revoked the regular membership of the Flying Disc Federation of India (FDFI) and subsequently approved the application from the Ultimate Players Association of India (UPAI) for regular membership.
“This has been a very difficult process as we of course wanted to give our incumbent member FDFI the most favorable opportunity to present their case,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
27 October 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has conveyed on WFDF the status of an “IPC recognised International Federation (IF).” IPC Chief Executive Officer Xavier Gonzalez signed the letter confirming the approval of WFDF’s application sent last month outlining Wheelchair Ultimate activities in several countries including the USA, Canada, Germany and Japan.
20 October 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce the hosts and event dates of two 2015 key events. The WFDF 2015 World Under 23 Ultimate Championships (WU23) will be held in the city of London, United Kingdom, while the WFDF 2015 PanAmerican Ultimate Championships (PAUC) will be staged in Mexico.
The WU23 will be held from 12 to 18 July 2015 and be hosted by UK Ultimate acting as the Tournament Organizing Committee (TOC). Responsible for the organization will be UKU CEO Simon Hill, who formerly served as WFDF’s Ultimate Committee chair. The event will be staged at the University College London (UCL) Sports Ground, in St Albans just north of London. The last WU23 was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which hosted 36 teams from 17 nations in 3 divisions: Open, Women’s, and Mixed. Over 900 athletes, coaches, and managers had visited Toronto for the Championships. These three divisions will be competing in London in 2015 again.
20 October 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2016 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 U19 Open and the Junior U19 Women’s divisions. The event was most recently held in 2014 Lecco, Italy.
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