WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC) to be held in Singapore
30 January 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC) 2013 will be hosted in the city of Singapore. The event will be held from August 9-11, 2013 at the facilities at the Grandstand Sports Venue featuring 11 Ultimate fields. The finals will be staged on the exhibition fields of the Grandstand venue, on August 11, 2013.
The successful bid came from the Ultimate Players Association Singapore (UPAS), which is in process of changing their name to Singapore Flying Disc Association (SFDA). UPAS has already hosted several successful international tournaments in Singapore like the Singapore Ultimate Open and the GenderMah. They also host annual national championships in the open, women`s and mixed categories.
"WFDF is looking forward to what should be a fantastic Ultimate event with up to 50 Club teams and 1,000 athletes from around the region. Singapore is centrally located and offers perfect flight connections for Asia and Oceania. We are extremely confident that this fact combined with the experience of the organizing committee under SFDA’s Edmond “Mondster” Leong will greatly contribute to high participation figures of Clubs around the region,” stated WFDF President Robert "Nob" Rauch. “Sport is important to the government of Singapore and SFDA is one of our up and coming member associations in Asia. The Flying Disc community will find passionate organizers in Singapore and this should benefit the development in Asia and the whole region”.
“The SFDA is honoured to host the 2nd Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships,” commented Enrique Lee, SFDA President. “In an unprecedented bid to combine an elite international Ultimate tournament with a high profile family focused carnival, the SFDA will be hosting the 3-day, 3-division tournament at the ‘Grandstand’ – Singapore’s newly developed outdoor lifestyle mall. AOUCC 2013 will boast 10 full-sized Ultimate pitches (on both natural and artificial turf), warm up fields and flood-lit night games, all in the backdrop of a bustling weekend family mall amid crowds of spectators who will likely be watching Ultimate for the first time.”
Lee continued “Little could better showcase Ultimate to the Singapore public than the high-flying action from the region’s best Ultimate teams; for Ultimate players, perhaps it will be refreshing to play in front of more than just their fellow Ultimate players for once. The SFDA invites the Asia-Oceanic Ultimate community to compete in this novel tournament-cum-Ultimate-fiesta, which will hopefully be but the first of more combinations of the community and competitive Ultimate.”
The first WFDF Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships were held in the city of Manila (Philippines) in 2009, while the last WFDF Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Championships (with national teams as opposed to clubs) were held in the city of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan in 2011.
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