WFDF 2013 Pan-American Ultimate Club Championships (PAUCC) to be held in Brazil in November
21 March 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2013 Pan-American Ultimate Club Championships (PAUCC) will be hosted in the city of Aguas de Lindóia City – São Paulo, Brazil. The event will be held from November 14-17, 2013 at the facilities at the Oscar Inn Eco Resort which can accommodate nine Ultimate fields. PAUCC 2013 expects 30 teams in three divisions of competition: open, women's and mixed. The finals will be staged in the main stadium of the city of Aguas de Lindóia City on November 17, 2013.
"WFDF is pleased to host our Pan-American Ultimate event this year in Brazil, especially with it being such an important sports market in the next several years with the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016,” stated WFDF President Robert "Nob" Rauch. “We look to showcase top Ultimate competition in the region and promote our sport not only in Brazil but in neighboring countries with their fast-growing disc sports communities.”
Read more: WFDF 2013 Pan-American Ultimate Club Championships (PAUCC) to be held in Brazil in November
WFDF and USA ULTIMATE announce broadcast partnership with ESPN for 2013 U.S. Open Championships
20 March 2013
Agreement is part of USA Ultimate’s comprehensive package that features coverage of USAU’s College Championships and National Championships.
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), the international governing body for all flying disc sports, and USA Ultimate (USAU), the national governing body for the sport of Ultimate in the United States, announced today a broadcast partnership with ESPN to produce and air the 2013 U.S. Open Ultimate Championships, which is being co-hosted by WFDF and USAU. The agreement is part of USAU’s comprehensive package that also includes coverage of USA Ultimate College Championships and National Championships. ESPN will produce and distribute live coverage of the US Open on ESPN3, ESPN’s live online sports network accessible throughout the USA and in 10 Latin American countries, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. All of this professionally produced programming will be available on the USAU website 30 days following the live broadcasts, making them free and accessible worldwide.
Read more: WFDF and USA ULTIMATE announce broadcast partnership with ESPN for 2013 U.S. Open Championships
WFDF Congress approves Uganda as full National Member, Portugal upgraded from Provisional Member status
17 March 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the Congress has approved the Uganda Ultimate Frisbee Association (UUFA) as a full National Member association. The Portuguese Association of Ultimate and Disc Sports (APUDD) was also upgraded from Provisional member to full National Member association. The acceptance of these two new regular members brings the WFDF membership to 58 member associations in 55 countries.
“We are excited to see both of these associations approved for full National Membership. We are particularly pleased to accept a new member from the African continent where there has been a growing interest in disc sports,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “And, of course, it is gratifying to see the progress that has been made in Portugal in the three years since they were first accepted as a Provisional Member.”
“The newly established WFDF Sport for All and Development Commission will provide guidance and support for all disc sports group in countries that have yet to become members as we encourage them to consider WFDF membership. I welcome President Alex Matovu from UUFA in Uganda as a member of this Commission and am certain he will be focused on supporting his disc sport neighbors in Africa.”
WFDF announces the establishment of its Women in Sport Commission on International Women’s Day 2013
08 March 2013
World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has taken a major step towards the further development of the global participation of women in Flying Disc sports with the creation of its first WFDF Women in Sport Commission. The role of the Women in Sport Commission will be to:
advise the WFDF Board of Directors on the development of policies related to promoting women in sport;
co-ordinate efforts to increase participation of women in Flying Disc sports;
develop ideas and initiatives to promote the role of women in Flying Disc sports;
ensure representation of women within WFDF governance structures;
deliver advocacy on gender issues in Flying Disc sports; and
be active in raising awareness about gender equality in their respective domains
Read more: WFDF announces the establishment of its Women in Sport Commission on International Women’s Day 2013
WFDF Request for proposals - SOTG Scoring app
24 February 2013
The WFDF Spirit of the Game (SOTG) Committee, consisting of representatives from 8 regions worldwide, has established the need to create a mobile Spirit of the Game Scoring App. This app would facilitate teams to submit SOTG scores for games played at events, while enabling tournament directors (TDs) to reduce input errors, accurately determine ranking, and highlighting possible problems.
The scoring system used is based on the current WFDF scoring system.
The WFDF is looking for someone to create this app based on the criteria setup below and have it fully functional (ie ready for beta testing) by April 30, 2013. If you are interested, please read the request for proposals .
WFDF 2013 World Overall Championships (WOC) to be held in Sweden
01 February 2013
The 11th edition of the WFDF World Overall Championships (WOC) will be hosted in the city of Norrköping (Sweden). The event will be held from July 22-27, 2013 at the facilities at the Himmelstalund and the Folkparken venues.
The successful bid came from the Swedish Frisbeesport Federation (SFF) and the KFUM Norrköping Frisbee Club as Tournament Organizing Committee (TOC) headed by SFF Secretary General Peter Lundmark. The Swedish Federation has great experience in hosting international events successfully having been a two times host to the WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC - 1983 in Gothenburg and 1996 in Jönköping). They also hosted the 2010 European Freestyle Championships.
Read more: WFDF 2013 World Overall Championships (WOC) to be held in Sweden
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.
Read more: WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC) to be held in Singapore
WFDF 2013 Congress and Annual Meeting Announced
30 January 2013
World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the 2013 WFDF Congress will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 20-21 July 2013, in conjunction with the WFDF 2013 World Under-23 Championships in Toronto, Canada. The Congress will be held at the facilities of the York University Campus in Toronto on the weekend prior to the World U23 Championships event.
The member associations of WFDF are requested to submit all motions and documents to be discussed during the Congress to the WFDF office no later than 75 days prior to the Congress as per WFDF Bylaws, which is 6 May 2013. The documentation will be sent out to members no later than two calendar months prior to the meeting, or 20 May 2013.
WFDF partners with USA ULTIMATE on the 2013 U.S. Open
29 January 2013
NGB and International Federation Join Forces to Promote World-Class Ultimate
The World Flying Disc Federation, the international governing body for disc sports, has announced a partnership with USA Ultimate, the member association of WFDF which governs the sport of Ultimate in the United States, to promote, support and leverage the U.S. Open Ultimate Championships and Convention in 2013 in order to advance the sport of Ultimate and Spirit of the Game world-wide.
Read more: WFDF partners with USA ULTIMATE on the 2013 U.S. Open
FPA rejoins WFDF as Disc Game organisational member – Kevin “Skippy Jammer” Givens appointed to the WFDF Board
09 January 2013
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Freestyle Players Association (FPA) has been accepted by the WFDF Congress as a Disc Game organisational member of the World Flying Disc Federation. As such the FPA is going to represent the Flying Disc sport of Freestyle within WFDF with immediate effect.
The WFDF Board of Directors have unanimously appointed the FPA nominee Kevin “Skippy Jammer” Givens to serve as WFDF Freestyle Committee Chair and member of the WFDF Board of Directors for the next year until elections on this position can be held by the WFDF Congress at year end 2013.
Read more: FPA rejoins WFDF as Disc Game organisational member – Kevin “Skippy Jammer” Givens appointed to the WFDF Board
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Latest WFDF Communiques
09 December 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that a Working Group on Indoor Ultimate events and rules will be established by the Board of Directors and it requests nominations from its member associations for participation in the group.
“After having been approached by several member associations to assist in coordinating Indoor Ultimate activity, WFDF is establishing a working group to help organize this discipline,”commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We are aware that Indoor Ultimate is growing, and our objective is to define a unified set of competition rules and event guidelines for Indoor Ultimate so that it can continue to grow with consistency across the globe.”
Indoor Ultimate is often played in cold weather countries during winter months and it features a smaller playing area, fewer players on each team, shorter stall count and a number of other variations from traditional Ultimate rules because of the limitations of indoor spaces. The Working Group will be composed of representatives from WFDF member countries where there are already Indoor events taking place. Nominations should be made by Member associations no later than 15 December 2013.
26 November 2013 - Press Release
The WFDF is pleased to announce that it has established two new programs to support the global development of flying disc sports.
Under the Development Grants Program, funding will be provided to support worthy ideas brought to the board by Member Associations or individuals. For the purposes of the program, “development” is defined broadly, and could include the introduction of disc sports into new countries, the expansion of disc sports activity in developing countries, gender inclusion projects, programs for spirit of the game education, youth programs, coaches training, anti-doping education, etc. Grants will be for amounts up to US,500 including the value of discs that may be a part of the request, with most grants expected to be in the range of US0-400. WFDF is also making available a Disc Missionary Program, where flying disc athletes travelling to areas where disc sports are not actively practiced may receive a package of 10 discs to distribute. The applicant must provide information about the trip and explain how they intend to introduce disc sports to a new population. Discraft has generously agreed to contribute the discs being made available under these programs.
25 November 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that Tomas Burvall from Sweden has been approved by the WFDF Board of Directors as the new Chair of the Overall Committee, replacing Jack Cooksey (USA) with immediate effect. In serving for the remainder of Cooksey’s term which ends in December 2014, Burvall will also be a member of the Board of Directors until the next regular elections. Cooksey is stepping down due to increased work demands.
17 November 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has released the list of the candidates for the 2013 elections.
The WFDF members will vote on positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015. The elections started on 15 November and will run through 15 December 2013, 24:00 hrs UTC.
15 November 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation have approved additional bids to WUCC 2014 for the following countries:
Open Division – Poland, Switzerland, P.R. of China
Mixed Division – Latvia, Finland, Dominican Republic, New Zealand
Womens Division– Slovakia, Russian Federation, Mexico
Masters Open Division – Sweden, Russian Federation, Mexico
Masters Womens Division – France, Colombia
Round 2 Bids are used to bring division numbers to desirable levels. Total teams for WUCC now stand at 48 Open, 32 Womens, 48 Mixed, 24 Masters Open, 10 Masters Women. Currently bids have been given out to 162 teams representing 42 different Nations. Both will be a record for WUCC.
22 October 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2013 Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by November 7, 2013. The target date for the start of the elections is November 15, 2013, with a targeted end date of December 15, 2013. Results should be announced by December 31, 2013 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.
12 October 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) 2014 will be hosted in the city of Lecco, Lombardy (Italy). The event will be held from July 20-26, 2014 at the facilities at the Nuova Poncia Polo & Country Club in Lecco, and the finals will be staged in the Stadio Rigamonti-Ceppi, the main stadium of the city of Lecco on July 26, 2014.
The successful bid came from the Ultimatevents s.r.l. group headed by Max Vitali. Ultimateevents is also hosting the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC), which is being held two weeks later at the same venues. The bid was supported and endorsed by the Federazione Italiana Flying Disc (FIFD), led by President Francesco Franceschetti.
10 October 2013 - Official Communication
One of the decisions at this year’s Congress in Toronto was to look into developing Wheelchair Ultimate. This program could be introduced by building on activity that already exists and by approaching local adaptive sports organizations and seeking to incorporate Ultimate into their current activities. We have heard of small leagues in New Hampshire and Montreal, and we would like to see if it is feasible to support a broader initiative. We are now looking for information on any current activity that may exist. We would also like to hear from anyone interested in the project willing to work with their local adaptive sports organizations.
30 September 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF has appointed a task force to review its position on the Spirit of the Game and on-field officiation issues for Ultimate. The Task Force will have two objectives: (1) Reaffirm WFDF’s definition of Spirit of the Game and review, develop and strengthen existing programs in order to promote a clearer and more consistent understanding of how it should be applied; and (2) Answer the question on how does WFDF ensure that Ultimate athletes play a fair game that is also viewable (interesting for spectators in person and on TV/internet to watch). A 12-person panel has been appointed and are tasked with presenting a report to the 2014 Congress in Lecco. Read more
24 September 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) are seeking potential host organizers for the WFDF & BULA 2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU2015). Co-hosted by both WFDF and BULA, this tournament is the premier world championship for Beach Ultimate. The deadline for submitting completed bids for WCBU2015 is 30 November 2013. It is expected that the final bid selection will be announced no later than the first quarter of 2014.
All potential bidders must notify WFDF and BULA of their intention to bid (no actual details required) by 25 October 2013. This letter of interest should be sent to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. This letter should address proposed dates, the basic organizing committee and experience, map of the location, and a short description why this host is a great candidate.
Importantly, due to conflicts in the summer schedule in 2015, we are seeking bids for this weeklong event for times other than the months of July and August or the period from 25 September – 5 October 2015.
20-26 July 2014
2-9 August 2014
Lecco, Italy, Italy
worldflyingdisc @ Social Media
14-15 December 2013
Россия, Нижний Новгород, Russia
14-15 December 2013
Leek, the Netherlands, Netherlands
14-15 December 2013
14-15 December 2013
Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic
14-15 December 2013
National Indoor Arena Birmingham , United Kingdom
wien, simmering, geringergasse , Austria
20-22 December 2013
21-22 December 2013
Nottingham Wildcats Arena, NG3 7EB, United Kingdom
21-22 December 2013
Brest Belarus, Belarus
RM8 2JR, United Kingdom
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