Panama accepted as a provisional WFDF member
02 February 2012
The Panama Ultimate Frisbee Association (Asociacion de Ultimate Frisbee de Panama, or AUFP) has been accepted as a WFDF provisional Member by an electronic vote of the WFDF Congress, approving their membership unanimously by the votes cast. WFDF now has a total of 56 members (39 full Members and 17 provisional members) in 54 countries.
WFDF 2011 Election Results Announced
19 December 2011
The World Flying Disc Federation Nominating and Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of its 2011 elections. In uncontested elections as officers and board members, Thomas Griesbaum (GER) was elected as Secretary, Sandie Hammerly (USA) as Treasurer, and Simon Hill as Ultimate Committee Chair. Kate Bergeron (USA), Brian Gisel (CAN), and Michael Hu (TPE) were elected as at-large board members out of a field of five candidates. Also, all Ultimate Committee candidates were approved. All 37 WFDF members in good standing cast their votes in the election, which was tallied using the "Single Transferable Voting Mechanism."
WFDF 2012 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) host announced
07 December 2011
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) announced today that it has awarded the 2012 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) to the Tournament Organising Committee (TOC) headed by Dominick Smyth and authorised by the Irish Flying Disc Association (IFDA).
This bi-annual event will be hosted in the city of Dublin, Ireland, 12 – 18 August 2012. Upon the recommendation of the Ultimate Committee, the WFDF Board of Directors approved the bid from the IFDA during their latest meeting. The last WFDF WJUC event had been held in Heilbronn, Germany, in 2010.
Competitions will be held in two divisions: junior open and junior women’s at the Dublin City University (DCU). During the event the European U17 Championships is expected to be held at the same venue.
2011 WFDF Board Elections
16 November 2011
The 2011 WFDF Election Candidates have been announced. The following list of candidates have volunteered to run for election for the 2012-2013 WFDF Board of Directors.
Call for Host Bids for WFDF Ultimate Club Championships 2014 (WUCC)
08 November 2011
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF Ultimate Club Championships 2014 (WUCC). The deadline for submitting completed bids for WUCC 2014 is January 31, 2012, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than April 30, 2012. All potential bidders should notify WFDF of their intention to bid (no actual details required) by Friday December 16, 2011.
WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championships (AOUC) to be held in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, 1 to 4 December 2011
05 June 2011WFDF is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2011 Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championships will be held in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, from 1 to 4 December 2011. Upon the recommendation of the Ultimate Committee, the WFDF Board of Directors approved the bid from the Chinese Taipei Flying Disc Association (CTFDA) during their latest meeting, thus returning Ultimate to the venue of the 2009 World Games competitions.
The National Stadium as main venue of the World Games in Kaohsiung 2009, where Ultimate was the most successful competition attracting some 50.000 spectators, will be the showcase venue for the Championship finals on 4 December 2011, commented Robert (Nob) Rauch, WFDF President.
Poland accepted as a full WFDF National member
19 April 2011
The Polish Ultimate Players Association has been accepted as a WFDF full National Member by an electronic vote of the WFDF Congress, approving their membership unanimously by the votes cast. Please join us in welcoming this Federation as a full National Member. WFDF now counts a total membership of 56 members (36 full Members and 20 provisional members) in 54 countries. The positive support by the WFDF Congress on the Polish membership proposal and the current votes on Hungary and Slovenia are further steps in the process of upgrading the WFDF membership on a global level, stated Robert Nob Rauch, WFDF President. WFDF will move forward in encouraging our current provisional members to develop and consequently apply for full membership. Currently the Congress is voting electronically on the full membership for the national federations of Hungary and Slovenia.
Search for interested bidders for WJUC
24 February 2011
WFDF is seeking for bidders for the World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) 2012 based on the new version of the Bid Guidelines 2011. Further information to follow. Deadline for submitting bid documents will be 28 March 2011.
Search for interested bidders for Events 2011 and 2012
24 February 2011
WFDF has revised the bid document and based on the new version is looking for formal applications to host the following events: Asia Oceania Pacific Regional Event (2011), Pan American Regional Event (2011), WUGC 2012 and WJUC 2012. Further information to follow. Deadline for submitting bids will be 28 March 2011.
WFDF appoints Volker Bernardi of Germany as Executive Director
02 February 2011
The World Flying Disc Federation has announced the appointment of Volker Bernardi from Germany as its new Executive Director. Mr. Bernardi, who will serve as the first full-time Executive Director of WFDF, has assumed his duties effective immediately. Kevin “Skippy” Givens, former part-time Executive Director, will stay on as Administrative Consultant through March 31, 2011 to assist in the transition. Mr. Bernardi will establish a home office near Frankfurt, Germany to serve a WFDF’s administrative headquarters.
“We are extremely pleased to bring on someone with Volker’s Olympic Movement experience to WFDF,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “Although he is not a disc player, with his professional sports background we are confident Volker can assist us in effectively addressing the challenges and opportunities we are facing at WFDF, including developing our anti-doping programs, improving our global development efforts, upgrading our internal communications and governance standards, and further supporting our events and current and prospective members. And we want to especially thank Skippy Givens for all of his contributions over the last three years. Skippy has done a great job carrying out his responsibilities in a part-time position and WFDF is much better for all his efforts.”
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