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
12 October 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors, upon recommendation by the WFDF Overall Committee led by Tomas Burvall (SWE), have approved new WFDF World Record standards and policies. This new policy is now in force and can be found here.
“We are extremely delighted to introduce these new World Record standards and policies,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “There is no impact on our very large number of existing records. However, with increasing interest in the pursuit of new world record attempts, the new guidelines should work far more smoothly and eliminate some of the difficulties around verification and maintenance of standardization. These records will continue to be administered within WFDF by Dan “Stork” Roddick.”
28 September 2015 - Official Communication
Since 2011, fifty percent of the money that the WFDF received from the WFDF & BULA Continental and World Championships of Beach Ultimate has been put aside to invest in the development of Beach Ultimate worldwide.
Starting 2016 the WFDF will be allocating $ 5,000/year to fund ideas brought by Member Associations, or individuals, to develop Beach Ultimate. In 2016 the funds will be awarded to worthy programs aimed to start or fortify local/national Beach Ultimate leagues. The maximum amount that will be awarded for one project is $ 1,500, and smaller grant applications are encouraged.
The application procedure and form can be found here.
04 September 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Ultimate Committee, Guts Committee and Board of Directors are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the upcoming sanctioned continental club events to be held in 2017:
WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships 2017 (AOUCC
WFDF Pan American Ultimate Club Championships 2017 (PAUCC
WFDF Asia Oceanic Guts Club Championships 2017 (AOGCC
WFDF All Africa Ultimate Club Championship 2017 (AAUCC
The 2015 events, which are due to be held over the last quarter of 2015, are going to be held as follows:
AAUCC – Uganda. Sat 12th – Sun 13th September 2015 with 7 teams registered in 1 Division (Mixed)
AOGCC – Chinese Taipei. Sat 17th – Sun 18th October, 2015 with registration still open, 2 Divisions (Open, Women`s)
PAUC – Mexico. Wed 18th – Sat 21st November 2015 with 49 teams registered in 4 Divisions (Open, Women`s, Mixed, Open Masters)
AOUC –Hong Kong. Fri 27th – Sun 29th November 2015 with 25 teams registered in 3 Divisions (Open, Women`s, Mixed)
AOUC and PAUC (National teams) are held on a quadrennial basis alternating with the AOUCC and PAUCC (Club teams).
If you are interested in preparing a bid, we ask for initial indications of interest no later than 15th October 2015. The deadline for submitting completed bids for the above listed events is 1st December 2015, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than 20th February 2015 and the announcement for the event location will be 31st March 2016.
Please note that all bids must be sent in using the official WFDF bid templates which will be emailed to you upon receipt of your expression of interest.
For information about any of these events, the bidding process, or to confirm your expression of interest, please contact Karina Woldt, WFDF Event Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
02 September 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has approved the Georgian Flying Disc Federation (GFDF) as regular and the Chilean Association of Ultimate (AChU) as provisional national members of the World Flying Disc Federation. The acceptance of these two member associations brings the WFDF membership to 65 member associations in 62 countries, adding two key countries in Eastern Europe and South America to the WFDF membership portfolio.
31 August 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 4 years. This update takes into the account the recent results from the WFDF World Under 23 Ultimate Championships, held from July 11 to 18 in London.
Rankings are based on the finishing position of each country’s top team in each playing division from the most recent Ultimate events as follows:
- World Ultimate Club Championships (2014), WUCC
- World Ultimate and Guts Championships (2012), WUGC
- World Under-23 Ultimate Championships (2015), WU23
- World Ultimate Junior Championships (2014), WJUC
- World Championships of Beach Ultimate (2015), WCBU
“Points are accumulated based on the finishing position of the highest ranked team for each country in each playing division, with a maximum number of points awarded to the first place team equal to the number of countries participating in that division,” explained WFDF Ultimate Committee chair Brian Gisel. “The number of points awarded is reduced by 1 for each lower finishing position. For example, in a division with 10 different countries, the highest ranked country receives 10 points, the second ranked country receives 9 points, the third 8 points and so on. These rankings will be updated at the conclusion of each major event listed above.”
21 August 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that two additional discs for WFDF and USA Ultimate (USAU) championship-level competition have been approved. The Discraft UltraStar, Web Mold II – Hot Stamp and the Yikun Sports UltiPro both were granted championship-level approval by the Disc Standards Working Group. The approval of these two discs brings the total of WFDF and USA Ultimate championship-approved discs to seven – five of which are manufactured by Discraft with a variety of molds and printing processes.
09 August 2015 - Official Communication
Today the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) released its updated list of average Spirit of the Game scores by country. Inspired by the recently published WFDF Power Rankings, and started as an exercise in curiosity, this list takes into account all the teams from each country at relevant World Championships over the past four years, including the Spirit scores from the recent World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Dubai and the U23 in London. Find the full list here.
05 August 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rob McLeod, also known as “Frisbee Rob,” as WFDF Director of Communications and Global Media. This newly created volunteer position will assist the officers and executive staff in the daily media and networking services like issuing media releases, identifying content and managing WFDF’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and improving the existing presence on youtube and other video platforms.
“We are extremely pleased that we were able to find someone with the media and promotion experience that Rob has within the Flying Disc sports community,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “WFDF needs to take better advantage of the evolving opportunities in social media in order to better communicate with all of WFDF’s stakeholders and audience. Rob recently spent time with the WFDF officers and staff in London for the World U23 Ultimate Championships. We had previously discussed this role with Rob and, after the WFDF Congress last weekend and hearing all of the work that the national flying disc federations are doing to grow the sport, Rob decided to enthusiastically accept this role.”
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.
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