World Flying Disc Federation

WFDF approves the Flying Disc Association of the Islamic Republic of Iran as 77th national member

29 January 2018

The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has approved the Flying Disc Association of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FDAI) as its newest Member association, increasing WFDF’s membership to 77 national member associations.

“We wholeheartedly welcome FDAI to the WFDF Flying Disc family as a new member from the Persian Gulf region,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.  “We are pleased to expand our membership within the growing MENA region for disc sports, and we continue to work with several additional candidates from the region, acknowledging the importance of the sporting activities there. The Islamic Republic of Iran has a tremendous sporting culture and history and it is an important milestone to add Flying Disc sports to the portfolio of sports recognized in that country.”

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United States, New Zealand win big at the WFDF World Under-24 Ultimate Championships in Perth

19 January 2018

The United States’ teams swept the WFDF World Under 24 Ultimate Championships (WU24), winning gold in the Women’s, Men’s and Mixed divisions at the week-long event, which wrapped up in Perth on January 13. New Zealand added to its impressive streak of Spirit awards by winning top honors in the Spirit category in all three divisions. WU24 was the first WFDF World Championship event held in Australia since 2006 and welcomed 41 teams from 20 countries. More than 900 athletes were joined by 200 supporters, more than 100 volunteers, and 20 senior staff at the facilities at the UWA Sports Park in Western Australia.

Read more: United States, New Zealand win big at the WFDF World Under-24 Ultimate Championships in Perth

 

Universe Point cleats named Official Footwear Supplier of WFDF

03 January 2018

The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that it has reached an exclusive agreement with Universe Point as its Official Footwear Supplier. The global partnership agreement will run for two years beginning in January 2018 and the company will be granted exclusive sales rights at WFDF sanctioned Ultimate events in 2018 and 2019.
 
“We are delighted to welcome Universe Point into our family of official sponsors and suppliers,” said WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “They identified the marketplace need for Ultimate cleats designed by and for Ultimate athletes. Their footwear is winning acclaim at every level of our sport and we are committed to helping them grow their business as we grow Ultimate and all Flying Disc sports.”

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WFDF 2017 Elections Results Announced

04 January 2018

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has announced the results of its 2017 elections. The WFDF Member Associations voted on open positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019.

“WFDF is fortunate to be able to rely on a Board comprised of individuals with significant experience and varied expertise in order to respond to the opportunities and challenges we face as a fast-growing international sports federation,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We are pleased to have increased the number of women on the Board to five out of the fourteen members. I would like to thank outgoing Board member Michael Hu for his tremendous support during many years of service as a board member and in his ongoing work in Chinese Taipei and in the Asian region, and to also acknowledge outgoing Events Sub-Committee chair Elizabeth Houthrow for her contributions during her tenure. We also thank Rena Kawabata and Wolfgang Maehr for their interest in supporting WFDF at the top governance level.”

Please read the full Press Release including biographies here.

 

 

WFDF Seeks Host Bids for WFDF 2019 World Team Disc Golf Championships

19 December 2017

The World Flying Disc Federation is seeking bids for host organizers for the WFDF 2019 World Team Disc Golf Championships (“WTDGC”). The WTDGC is the premier Disc Golf event for WFDF and the 2019 edition of the event will look to build on the success of past championships held in Colchester, UK and Vancouver, Canada. Hosting the WTDGC is a chance to introduce an international sporting event to new communities, draw interest and attention to a host city and country, and generate economic impact for local businesses, while developing the sport globally. Bids are due by February 14, 2018.
   

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