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.
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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
02 August 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today has granted full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation at its 128th Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Established in 1985 and celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the WFDF is composed of 62 national member associations on five continents. WFDF had received provisional recognition by the IOC in May 2013.
“The sport of Flying Disc has been granted full recognition by the International Olympic Committee today and WFDF is extremely honored and humbled by the decision and support shown by the IOC Session for our sport today. We are very thankful to the IOC membership, the Executive Board and its administration, in particular to the IOC Sport Department and staff, for their guidance and support during the period since WFDF was provisionally recognized by the IOC Executive Board in May 2013,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
“This is an incredible milestone in the 30 year history of WFDF and a further important step for our International Federation in the development of our sport worldwide. There could be no bigger anniversary present to WFDF, which was launched in August 1985, and we are looking forward to continuing to work with the IOC as our partner in promoting Flying Disc sports around the globe. Since 2013, we have successfully implemented most of the recommendations made by the IOC promulgating best practices for a sport IF,” continued Rauch. “Since 2013, we have established Continental Associations on all continents, increased number of WFDF national member associations to 62 and the number of associations recognized by the National Olympic Committees to 11, focused on the development of organized activity in Africa, modified the WFDF governance structures to increase the influence of athletes in the decision-making process, and further supported the global growth of Flying Disc sport. Today’s decision will give a further boost to our efforts to increasing the presence of Flying Disc sports in all countries and on all continents”
WFDF today represents 65 member associations in 62 countries and holds major World Championships in Ultimate Frisbee, Beach Ultimate, Guts, Disc Golf, Freestyle and Field events regularly in Open, Women`s and Mixed divisions of all age categories.
Picture: The IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur following the WFDF presentation video (IOC website screenshot - www.olympic.org).
21 July 2015 - Official Communication
The 2015 WFDF World Overall Championships are under way in Norrköping, Sweden, from 18-25 July 2015. The event features 7 disciplines as are Double Disc Court, Freestyle, Accuracy, Discathon, Self Caught Flight, Distance and Disc Golf. Athletes from 11 countries participate in the event.
Find all nes, articles, results and videos on the official event website.
26 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2016 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) will be hosted in the city of Wrocław (Poland). The event will be held from July 31-August 6, 2016 at the facilities at the Pola Marsome fields in Wrocław. The finals will be staged in the Stadion Olimpijski (Stadium), a venue of the 2017 IWGA World Games, on August 6, 2016. The successful bid, which topped five other qualified bids, came from the Ultimate bro s.c. (UB) group headed by Michal Dul and is supported and endorsed by the Polish Ultimate Players Association.
25 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the inaugural WFDF 2015 Asia Oceanic Guts Club Championships (AOGCC) will be hosted in the city of New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei. The event will be held on October 17-18, 2015 at the facilities at the “Ban Chiao Multiple Stadium” located in New Taipei City, with the finals being held on the main field at this venue on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The successful bid came from the Chinese Taipei Flying Disc Association (CTFDA) acting as Tournament Organizing Committee under the leadership of Michael HU. It is expected that a minimum number of 10 teams will participate in the Open and Women’s divisions.
22 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation announces that the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has approved the short-list of eight International Federations for potential inclusion as an additional event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games without including a Flying Disc sport.
The announcement was made today by the Additional Event Program Panel of Tokyo 2020`s Organising Committee, concluding the second stage of the application procedure before entering the official phase II of the process. The IFs of the eight sports included to the short-list: Baseball/Softball (WBSC), Bowling (WB), Karate (WKF), Roller Sports (FIRS), Sport Climbing (IFSC), Squash (WSF), Surfing (ISA), Wushu (IWUF).
20 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the Congress has approved of a modification of the WFDF Bylaws establishing a full voting right for the Athlete`s Commission chair on its Board of Directors.
The WFDF Congress unanimously approved of the proposed change allocating full voting powers to the Athlete’s Commission chair within the Board.
18 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the totally revamped website of the Freestyle Players Association (FPA) is now live at www.FreestyleDisc.org.
“We have completely revamped the website to modernize the feel and offer more of the features that we think everyone will use and love,” commented FPA at-large Board member Brian Boaté on the launch. “Our hope is that this site will be the online hub for our favorite sport and to provide current news, exciting content and valuable tools for both our existing community and to attract new players as well. We encourage everyone to explore the site and to please feel free to send any issues and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be adding additional features and content in the coming weeks.”
16 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Discraft Inc. as a WFDF Sponsor and Official Disc Supplier for the period 2015-2016. Discraft Inc., based in Michigan, USA, will also have the exclusive rights to produce “Official WFDF Ultimate Discs” during the term of this Agreement.
The Discraft UltraStarTM also will be used as official game discs during WFDF sanctioned events in 2015 and 2016.
12 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that it was accepted by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as one of 26 International Federation (IF) to be considered in round two as a potential additional sport on the Olympic Programme to be chosen by the hosts at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Recommendation 10 of Olympic Agenda 2020 approved by the IOC in December 2014 allows Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) to make a proposal for the inclusion of one or more additional events on the Olympic Programme for that edition of the Olympic Games. This principle applies for the first time for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games and consequently the Tokyo Organisers had invited all IOC 33 recognised International Federations (IFs) with summer events to submit their application in the first round.
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