Press Release * Official Communication
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.
WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee releases the new WFDF Rules of Ultimate website
04 January 2013
The WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee is pleased to release the new WFDF Rules of Ultimate website, which is at rules.wfdf.org. The new site includes an interactive html version of the Rules of Ultimate, a discussion forum and a new Rules Accreditation process.
The Rules Accreditation process is designed to allow players to demonstrate that they have read and understood the Rules of Ultimate. There are two types of Accreditation: (1) WFDF Accreditation - Standard: For all types of players (including those who have not played a game); and (2) WFDF Accreditation - Advanced: For experienced players only. Players who successfully complete the quiz will be issued with a certificate. A register of people who are Rules Accredited is updated each month and is available from the Rules Website. Tournament Directors and League Directors are encouraged to require players on each team to be Rules Accredited. This could include requiring all players to have the Standard Accreditation and for 1 or 2 players on each team to have the Advanced Accreditation.
WFDF 2012 Election Results Announced
30 December 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation Nominating and Election Committee (NomComm) is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 elections. The following individuals have been elected for a two year term to serve beginning 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2014 (subject to confirmation of acceptance of position by all elected individuals):
WFDF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert Rauch (USA), President (89 yes, 0 abstain)
Patrick van der Valk (POR), Beach Ultimate Committee chair (87 yes, 2 abstain)
Ryan Scott (USA), Guts Committee chair (73 yes, 16 abstain)
Jack Cooksey (USA) Overall Committee chair (68 yes, 21 abstain)
Fumio Morooka (JPN), At-Large member (88 yes, 1 abstain)
WFDF Announces Recommendations of Conduct Committee, Issues Joint Press Release with FIFD and EUF
28 December 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) has completed its report by the Conduct Committee of allegations of theft by a number of members of the Italian delegation to the 2012 World Juniors Ultimate Championship and the European Under-17 Ultimate Championship in Dublin this last August. This follows the completion of a review by the Federazione Italiana Flying Disc (“FIFD”) and by the European Ultimate Federation (“EUF”) earlier in the fall. A significant amount of merchandise was stolen from the official vendor, Five Ultimate, although it was subsequently returned when the team manager for FIFD learned of the scheme.
WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships to be held in Lecco, Italy
01 December 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC) 2014 will be hosted in the city of Lecco, Lombardy (Italy). The event will be held from August 2-9, 2014 at the facilities at the Nuova Poncia Polo & Country Club in Lecco featuring 33 Ultimate fields. The finals will be staged in the Stadio Rigamonti-Ceppi, the main stadium of the city of Lecco on August 9, 2014.
The successful bid came from the Ultimatevents s.r.l. group headed by Max Vitali. Ultimateevents has already hosted two WFDF sanctioned Ultimate events in Italy: the World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU) 2011 in Lignano Sabbiadoro and the World Under-23 (WU23) Ultimate Championships 2010 in Florence. The bid was supported and endorsed by the Federazione Italiana Flying Disc (FIFD), led by President Francesco Franceschetti.
WFDF Releases Revised Version of Official Ultimate Rules
30 November 2012
The WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee is pleased to release an updated version of the WFDF Rules of Ultimate for 2013.
This version will come into effect as of 1 January 2013. A number of changes have been made which are aimed at producing a better flow of play, fairer outcomes, a closer alignment with the USAU rules, as well as enabling self-refereed play to work as effectively as possible.
A variety of resources have been produced to help athletes and administrators to understand and learn the changes.
WFDF elections 2012 - list of candidates published
27 November 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has released the list of the candidates for the 2012 elections. The WFDF members will vote on positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014. The elections start on 27 November and will run through 27 December 2012, 24:00 hrs UTC.
The following candidates have sent in nominations for the respective positions which are going to be elected during the 2012 elections:
Spain to Host the 2013 BULA & WFDF European Championships of Beach Ultimate
13 November 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation today announced that the BULA & WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU2013) will be held on Calafell Beach, Tarragona (Spain) 27-30 June 2013. All European nations are invited to send national teams to participate in the Open, Women, Mixed, Masters, Women Masters, Mixed Masters, and Grand Masters divisions.
WFDF Board of Directors/Ultimate Committee Election Announcement 2012
02 November 2012
WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2012 Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by November 13, 2012.
Target date for the start of the elections is 27 November 2012 with a targeted end date of 27 December 2012. Results should be announced by December 31 2012 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.
The following positions are open for election to two year terms to the Board of Directors or the Ultimate Committee. All terms will commence on 1 January 2013 and conclude on 31 December 2014.
WFDF to Have First-Ever In-Person Board Meeting November 3-4
20 October 2012
The WFDF Board is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its first ever in-person Board meeting on the weekend of November 3-4 at the Hilton Garden Inn at JFK Airport in New York. The primary focus of the meeting will be to discuss the elements of the organization’s strategic plan. All WFDF Members and players are invited to submit issues or suggest topics that might be considered by the board in their discussions.
Certain portions of the meeting will be moderated by Dr. David Barkan, a consultant specializing in facilitating strategic and collaborative group development and planning. David is also a long-time Ultimate player and thus has a particular appreciation for the issues facing disc sports.
Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President, stated: “While the board has met ten times a year by conference call over the last couple years, it is difficult to tackle the big picture issues without being in front of each other as a board. We have always tried to run the organization on a lean budget, but we feel that this will be an effective investment in WFDF’s future and we hope to make it a biannual event going forward.”
The national and organizational associations that comprise WFDF’s Membership meet annually at the Congress (most recently in July in Sakai Japan) but this will be the first full board meeting held in person.
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