WFDF to Establish an Athletes’ Commission at WUGC
15 May 2012
The purpose of the WFDF Athletes’ Commission is to promote open communication with, and solicit feedback from, flying disc athletes, and give them a formal role in the decision-making process of WFDF. The WFDF Athletes’ Commission will have as its main focus the issues facing athletes in the sport of Ultimate, as this is our largest disc sport constituency and the one that is involved in the World Games. This three person group will be elected by the participating athletes during the WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championship this July in Japan, and the Chair of the commission will be a non-voting observer at all WFDF board meetings. To be eligible, a candidate must be a participant in the current World Championship or have participated in a World Championship within the previous four years and must submit their application to the WFDF Executive Director no later than June 7, 2012.
Further information about the athletes’ commission
Teaching Ultimate in the Virtual Classroom
22 April 2012
The LOT is an organization based in Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey, USA that makes Ultimate experts available to schools, clubs, camps and existing programs. Columbia High School's Parking Lot - "The Lot" - was where the earliest structured, competitive play occurred in the late 1960's. Since then the game has been innovated and tweaked times over into the modern fast-paced, fun, dynamic sport that you know. In November 2010 the group completed its “Gym Class Ultimate Frisbee” site, which has had over 7,000 visits in its first year.
You can access its five basic lesson plans at: http://gymclassultimatefrisbee.com/
WFDF and JFDA Support Development of Guts
30 March 2012
World Flying disc Federation is pleased to announce that it has completed a development program to help promote Guts in various countries in advance of the 2012 WUGC being held in Sakai, Japan this July. Working together with Japan Flying Disc Federation, 10 guts discs were sent earlier this year to each of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong Netherlands, Panama, Sweden, and Switzerland. For this development program, JFDA contributed the discs and WFDF paid for the shipping costs.
Read more: WFDF and JFDA Support Development of Guts
WFDF announces 2012 Congress to be held in Sakai, Japan, on 14-15 July 2012
19 March 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the 2012 WFDF Congress will be held on the mornings of Saturday and Sunday, 14-15 July 2012, in the city of Sakai, Japan. The Congress will be hosted in conjunction with the WFDF 2012 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (7-14 July 2012).
Per the Bylaws, the purpose of the Congress shall be to: (a) review and approve the previous year’s financial statements and auditors’ reports, (b) approve WFDF’s annual budget and elect an Auditor, (c) authorize the basic strategic direction and policies of WFDF, (d) serve as a forum for discussion of general disc sports issues, and (e) to take such other action as may properly come before the Congress. Members must submit all motions for consideration at the annual meeting to the Board of Directors not less than 75 days (30 April 2012) prior to the date of such scheduled meeting, and the Board shall forward to all members a meeting agenda, along with copies of all motions, reports and other relevant material for consideration at the Congress, not less than two calendar months prior to the date of such scheduled meeting.
This date and location was agreed upon by the WFDF Board of Directors during their last meeting on 11 March 2012, reflecting the results of a poll of WFDF members. The second week-end of the WUGC was the preference of largest number of member associations likely to attend the Congress.
Translations of the SOTG Scoring Explanation Sheet released
05 March 2012
The WFDF Spirit of the Game Ultimate Sub-Committee has released the translations of the Spirit of the Game Scoring Explanation Sheet in German, French, Polish and Chinese language.
The SOTG Ultimate Sub-Committee wishes to thank the following persons for their support with the translations:
Christophe Bihin and Jean-François Cadoret for French,
Nick Liu for Chinese,
Sylwester for the German,
Wiktoria Maruszczak for the Polish translation.
All documents can be found under this link.
Women`s Masters Division to be held during WUGC 2012 in Sakai, Japan
10 February 2012
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to confirm that a Women`s Masters Division will be played during the WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships 2012 in Sakai, Japan, taking place from 7-14 July 2012.
As currently six teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Great Britain and USA have confirmed their participation WFDF now is in a position to officially declare that this division will be held in Sakai. Entries are still possible and welcome. For further information please refer to: www.wugc2012.org or contact the TOC, Mr. Makoto Ohi, under
Your feedback is needed on 2011 World and Regional Ultimate events
16 January 2012
Dear WFDF member and friend,
Did you attend the 2011 European, World Beach, Pan American or Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championships? If your answer is yes, WFDF and the local hosts of these events would like to hear your perceptions of these events so that we can improve for the future.
Please take a few minutes to complete surveys for each of these events in which you participated at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TPXC57H.
Thank you very much for your consideration and support.
Asia Flying Disc Federation (AFDF) established
19 December 2011
The foundation meeting of the Asia Flying Disc Federation (AFDF) as the continental association of WFDF for Asia took place on 3 December 2011 in Kaohsiung on the occasion of WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championship (AOUC) 2011.
Five WFDF members from Asia attended the meeting: Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore. The members present unanimously elected Fumio Morooka (JPN) as their President and Michael Hu (TPE) as Secretary General, respectively.
The office of AFDF will be set up in Taichung (Chinese Taipei) in the Chinese Taipei Flying Disc Association (CTFDA) Headquarters.
Read more: Asia Flying Disc Federation (AFDF) established
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Latest WFDF Communiques
25 March 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Hungarian Frisbee Association (HUFA) has become a full, regular member of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC), after the unanimous decision of its Congress of March 10, 2015.
“This is great news for the Flying Disc community in Hungary and all friends of our sport around the globe,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “It shows that WFDF consistently keeps growing in terms of National Olympic Committees recognizing our sport on their territory wherever possible and we are happy to see such a great country like Hungary be upgraded to full membership of HOC on our list of member associations being recognized by their NOCs."
16 March 2015 - Official Communication
Team USA dominated the field in the 2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU), taking gold in six of the seven divisions of play. Germany spoiled the USA sweep, taking its first gold medal ever in WFDF-sanctioned World Championship Ultimate play with its win in the Mixed gender division. The WCBU, co-sanctioned by the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA), was held at the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Resort in Dubai from 8-13 March 2015. More than 1,100 players on 71 teams from 24 countries participated in this showcase event of Beach Ultimate, which featured 380 games in seven divisions of play over the course of the week.
09 March 2015 - Official Communication
The 2015 BULA & WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate are running on the Jumeirah Beaches in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 8-13 March 2015. More than 1,100 players from 25 countries are registered to participate in this Beach Ultimate showcase event.
All information, latest news, stunning articles, reports, videos and highlights are available from the official event website of the WCBU.
05 March 2015 - Official Communication
Ultimate Central, an event management platform for the sport of Ultimate, and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), Ultimate's international governing body, today announced a partnership which will allow WFDF to run the WU23 website, payment, registration, schedule creation, and scoring on the Ultimate Central platform.
Recently, WFDF made the strategic decision to unify web platforms and processes around its major events. Historically, independent event organizers were tasked with finding their own web platforms, registration systems, and tournament management systems for scoring, bracket creation, and statistics, and there was little coordination to use what had been developed previously, leading to significant duplication of efforts and inefficiencies. "Ultimate Central's integrated CMS, registration, and tournament management platform will allow us to provide organizers with one single solution to run sanctioned events, saving them time and money of developing and troubleshooting custom systems and making sure event websites remained available for years to come," said Brian Gisel, chair of WFDF's Ultimate Committee.
26 February 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), the international sports federation responsible for the governance of flying disc sports, is pleased to introduce its new logo and corporate identity. The decision to update the logo was made during the WFDF board’s strategic planning session in Toronto in November 2014 with the goal of modernizing the look of the organization and expressing its growth and development objectives. The new logo was designed with the support of WFDF’s new sponsor and merchandise and apparel partner, VC Ultimate, and was chosen by the board from several alternatives.
15 February 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) will be held in London, United Kingdom. WUGC will be held from 18 to 25 June 2016 at the University College London (UCL) Sports Ground in St Albans. WFDF expects more than 2,000 athletes from some 35 countries to participate in the WUGC 2016 in five divisions of Ultimate (Open, Women’s, Mixed, Open Masters and Women’s Masters divisions) and one of Guts Frisbee.
03 February 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the updated Appendix to the Rules of Ultimate has been released.
“The Appendix has been revised to incorporate the recommendations that were made regarding Game Advisors as part of the Final Report of the WFDF Spirit of the Game (SOTG) Task Force. Further, a number of other smaller changes and additions are included,” commented WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee Chair Florian Pfender. “In addition to this, a separate appendix for Beach Ultimate was created to describe all required adaptations for play on sand.”
27 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has released the first ever World Ultimate Country Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past four years. The top ten countries per the new ranking system are: United States of America, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Japan, France, Colombia, Austria, and Italy. The rankings will be updated on a rolling four year basis based on performance in WFDF’s five major Ultimate World Championships.
27 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to pass on the news that the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) has launched a totally redesigned website at beachultimate.org. BULA is a member of WFDF and is co-host of the upcoming BULA & WFDF World Championships of Beach Ultimate which will be held 8-13 March 2015 in Dubai.
21 January 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has selected VC Ultimate as Sponsor and Official Apparel / Merchandise Supplier for the period 2015-2016. VC Ultimate, based in Toronto, Canada, will have the exclusive rights to develop and sell any and all official event merchandise and apparel for the WFDF’s world and continental championships over this period beginning with the WFDF World Under-23 Ultimate Championship this summer in London. In return, this partnership will provide benefits to the players and teams, event organizers, and to WFDF. VC Ultimate will also work with WFDF to develop and market WFDF-branded gear to be sold through their Canadian, American and European online stores.
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