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.
Read more: Call for Host Bids for WFDF Ultimate Club Championships 2014 (WUCC)
WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championships (AOUC) to be held in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, 1 to 4 December 2011
05 June 2011
WFDF 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.
Read more: WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championships (AOUC) to be held in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei, 1 to 4 December 2011
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.”
Read more: WFDF appoints Volker Bernardi of Germany as Executive Director
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Latest WFDF Communiques
07 March 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Spirit of the Game (SOTG) Sub-Committee as well as the Ultimate Committee have approved a revision to the Spirit Scoring System as a result of the review that was begun last year. The change to the System involves the removal of the fifth question about self-reflection (“How was our spirit compared to the other team?”) and replaces it with a new Spirit category that was felt to be missing, communication. The five scoring categories are now: (1) Rules knowledge, (2) Fouls and body contact, (3) Fair-mindedness, (4) Positive attitude, and (5) Communication.
07 March 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with the Association Championnats d’Europe de Disc Golf 2014 to sanction the 2014 European Disc Golf Championships (EDGC). The event will be held in the city of Geneva, Switzerland, from 20 to 23 August 2014, in the “Centre intercommunal des sports, loisirs et nature Des Evaux.” The bid was prepared and coordinated by Paul Francz & Boris Lazzarotto, representing the TOC for the event.
05 March 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that Dubai, United Arab Emirates, will host the BULA & WFDF 2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) from 8-13 March 2015. It will be the first time this premier Beach Ultimate competition for Ultimate Frisbee players will come to the Middle East. Over 1,000 athletes from 60 teams are expected to participate on the beach along Jumeirah Beach Residences.
03 March 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the interim report of the Spirit of the Games Task Force has been published for review by the Flying Disc community under this link.
“We are pleased to publish this interim report in order to inform the Flying Disc community on the current status of the discussions of the task force, led by Rueben Berg,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We hope to generate feedback and input for these discussions from WFDF members and athletes so that we can consider all points of view in a transparent decision making process.”
19 February 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that it is launching the first ever Global Disc Sports Community Survey. This questionnaire has been designed to gather input from athletes, coaches, administrators, tournament directors, and anyone else involved with disc sports from around the globe. WFDF hopes to get as much participation as possible in this online survey, which can be found here.
The survey is open as of today and will close on Sunday, 16 March 2014.
04 February 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew cooperation between the organizations in organizing and promoting the development of Disc Golf activities internationally. The agreement was signed last week by WFDF President Robert L. “Nob” Rauch and PDGA Executive Director Brian J. Graham after approval by their respective Boards of Directors. As part of the agreement, the PDGA will be reinstated as WFDF Disc Sport Organisational member, regaining its status as a charter member of WFDF going back to its formation in 1985.
02 February 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the International World Games Association (IWGA) has named Team USA as the “Team of the Year” for its performance in the 2013 Flying Disc competition. Team USA had secured the Gold Medal for the mixed gender Ultimate event in the 2013 World Games for a third consecutive time, also winning in the World Games in 2009 in Kaohsiung (TPE) and in 2005 in Duisburg (GER). Team USA had bested Australia in last year’s championship finals in Cali, Colombia.
29 January 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has accepted the Asociación de Deportes con Disco Volador de la República Argentina (ADDVRA) as regular national member association of the World Flying Disc Federation.
“We are pleased to welcome Argentina as a full regular member of WFDF and view it as furthering the development of Flying Disc sports in South America,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
27 January 2014 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Ultimate Committee and Board of Directors are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the following upcoming sanctioned event:
- WFDF 2015 World Under-23 Ultimate Championship (WU23)
Applicants are requested to inform WFDF on their intention to bid no later than March 15, 2014. The deadline for submitting completed bids for WU23 is April 30, 2014, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than June 30, 2014.
26 January 2014 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), in a move to enhance its Anti-Doping educational efforts for athletes participating in the 2014 World Championships, has contracted with the “Real Winner” educational Anti-Doping online tool. WFDF is going to use the tool to educate a limited number of athletes competing in the 2014 WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships and the WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships in Lecco, Italy. Three athletes from each team in the WUCC and WJUC events (including their captain) will be required to complete the Real Winner education course prior to the events. Information will be sent separately to participating teams over the next month.
20-26 July 2014
2-9 August 2014
Lecco, Italy, Italy
20-23 August 2014
8-13 March 2015
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14-16 March 2014
Tenerife (Spain), Spain
14-16 March 2014
Boracay, PHILIPPINES, Philippines
14-17 March 2014
la tortuguita en playa ventura Copala México, Mexico
15-16 March 2014
rue de la côte d'or 21000 Dijon, France
Philosophenstraße 40 35396 Gießen, Germany
15-16 March 2014
Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry, United Kingdom
15-16 March 2014
Bratislava jURKOVICOVA, Slovakia
3608 S Kipling Parkway, Denver, CO, United States
17-20 March 2014
6979-7109 Yorktown Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78414, United States
21-23 March 2014
castelldefels, spain, Spain
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