Press Release * Official Communication
Job description: WFDF is seeking an Event Coordinator
09 September 2013
WFDF is seeking an Event Coordinator who will be responsible for organizing and managing all of WFDFs major sports events. The Event Coordinator will report to the WFDF Executive Committee and the WFDF Disc Sport Chairpersons and will be responsible for managing the major event bidding process, coordinating with the Tournament Organizing Committees (TOCs) during the organizational phase, acting as WFDF’s technical delegate during the event, developing and implementing a commercial policy around WFDF’s events, and improving the service level to TOCs and participants. Qualified candidates will have significant Ultimate tournament organizational experience, strong communication skills, business acumen and project management skills, and fluency in English. The role will initially be a part-time position (approximately 50%) structured as a consultancy but could be expanded to a full-time consultancy position if the incumbent is able to develop additional resources around WFDF events. Interested candidates should provide a detailed cover letter and their CV by no later than October 15, 2013 to the attention of Volker Bernardi, Executive Director, at
Sweden Takes Gold in Open and Women’s Divisions as WFDF 2013 World Overall Championship Concludes
16 August 2013
After six days of competition from 22-27 July in Norrköping, Sweden, the WFDF 2013 World Overall Championships (WOC) concluded with the crowning of new open and women’s division champions from the host country. Tomas Burvall of Bollnäs, Sweden, won his second WFDF World Overall gold medal in the open division alongside the women’s gold medalist, Niloofar Mosavar Rahmani of Norrköping, Sweden. The WOC event, held every other year, is the official WFDF championship contesting seven individual and pairs events, including the disc sports disciplines of Accuracy, Distance, Disc Golf, Discathon, Double Disc Court, Freestyle and Self-Caught Flight (SCF).
Read more: Sweden Takes Gold in Open and Women’s Divisions as WFDF 2013 World Overall Championship Concludes
WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC2013) Commences
10 August 2013
WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC2013) began on Friday August 9 at The Grandstand in Singapore (the former Bukit Timah Race Course) and will run through Sunday August 11. The second edition of this prestigious regional club championship features 27 Mixed Division and 4 Open Division club teams.
Clubs are participating from Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Read more: WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC2013) Commences
Invitation for accredited World Games Media - WFDF Press Conference - 30 July, 3:00 p.m., PG Stadium
30 July 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) invites all accredited World Games Media to the Press Conference with WFDF President Robert "Nob" Rauch on 30 July 2013, 3:00 p.m. Cali time in the Press Conference room at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium in Cali. During the conference the WFDF President and the Competition Manager Mauricio Moore will provide information on the results of the Flying Disc Ultimate competition of the 2013 World Games, which will see Team Colombia play for the bronze medal vs Canada this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Two players from the Colombian team will join the conference and be available for questions. At 6:00 p.m. USA will meet Australia in the gold medal game.
Further information and WFDF Press contact:
Sweden Dominates WFDF Overall Championships at the Midpoint
27 July 2013
In the fourth day of competition at the 2013 World Flying Disc Federation Overall Championships, the host country of Sweden leads the medal count with 15 total medals after the completion of three events. Trailing with six medals is the United States of America.
The WOC event, held every other year, is the official WFDF championship contesting seven individual and pairs events, including the disc sports disciplines of Accuracy, Distance, Disc Golf, Discathon, Double Disc Court, Freestyle and Self-Caught Flight (SCF). A total of 85 athletes from nine countries and three continents are in attendance.
Read more: Sweden Dominates WFDF Overall Championships at the Midpoint
Peace and Sport and WFDF unite to facilitate social integration of the most vulnerable in Colombia
26 July 2013
More than 150 educators and beneficiaries of the project "Ultimate por la Paz" supported by Peace and Sport and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) gathered last weekend in Cali for the "Community Hat Tournament," highlight of the social responsibility program of the Colombian Ultimate Federation (AJUC).
One year after signing a partnership to use and promote the sport of Ultimate Frisbee as a tool for peace education and social integration, Peace and Sport and WFDF are starting their concrete cooperation in Colombia supporting the National Federation.
Please find the full Press Release here.
WFDF 2013 World Under 23 Ultimate Championships officially opened in Toronto, Canada
23 July 2013
The warm, sunny weather was perfect for the opening ceremonies and kickoff showcase game of the WFDF 2013 World Under 23 Championships in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday afternoon. First nation dancers lead the 36 teams representing countries from around the world into the opening ceremonies. The players’ enthusiasm was particularly well highlighted by the gymnastic talents displayed by the Japanese player who, instead of walking in, entered the ceremonies with backhand springs. Jason Robinson, Co-Tournament Director and GM of the Toronto Ultimate Club, was the Master of Ceremonies and after a blessing from an aboriginal elder, WFDF President Robert "Nob" Rauch greeted all the players and spectators.
Read more: WFDF 2013 World Under 23 Ultimate Championships officially opened in Toronto, Canada
WFDF newsletter Archives Updated
10 July 2013
WFDF is pleased to announce that it is making publicly available a significant part of its history. The WFDF Newsletters from 1985 to 1996 have been digitally scanned and are now available on the web site. Johan Lindgren, who had served as WFDF Secretary from 1985 to 1994 had singlehandedly prepared and distributed between one and four newsletters in each year of his tenure. Lindgren also served as Treasurer from 1989 to 1998.
“We are really excited to be able to share so much of the early history of WFDF and international disc sports,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “I was excited when I contacted Johan and he confirmed that he had a complete archive of the Newsletters in paper form for that period. We have come a long ways over the last nearly 30 years and this archive provides a useful perspective in light of our recent recognition by the IOC. Johan himself deserves to be recognized for the very important contribution he made to WFDF and global disc sports, as it was his steady presence, dedication, and hard work that sustained WFDF in its formative first decade.”
The Newsletter archive can be found here.
BULA/WFDF 2013 European Championships of Beach Ultimate final results
09 July 2013
The 2013 BULA/WFDF European Championships of Beach Ultimate (ECBU) in Calafell Platja, Spain, came to a close with a victory by Team Sweden over Ireland 12-4 in the featured Mixed division final. A total of 1,150 players from 23 countries participated in the largest Beach Ultimate event ever co-hosted by the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) and the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) in the seven divisions: Open, Women’s, Mixed, Open Masters, Women’s Masters, Mixed Masters and Grand Masters. In the other finals on the last day of the event in a wonderful and always sunny setting on the Calafell Beaches, Switzerland defeated Great Britain 11-8 in the Open division while in the women’s division Russia bested Switzerland with a 13-9 score.
Please find the full Press Release here.
WFDF Congress approves Turkey and Ukraine as regular members
08 July 2013
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has approved the Flying Disc Players Association of Turkey (Oyunun Ruhu Derneği - ORD) and the Ukrainian Flying Disc Federation (UFDF) as regular national member associations of the World Flying Disc Federation. The approval given by Congress to FDPAT-ORD and UFDF brings WFDF to a membership of 59 member associations in 56 countries.
Read more: WFDF Congress approves Turkey and Ukraine as regular members
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Latest WFDF Communiques
26 November 2013 - Press Release
The WFDF is pleased to announce that it has established two new programs to support the global development of flying disc sports.
Under the Development Grants Program, funding will be provided to support worthy ideas brought to the board by Member Associations or individuals. For the purposes of the program, “development” is defined broadly, and could include the introduction of disc sports into new countries, the expansion of disc sports activity in developing countries, gender inclusion projects, programs for spirit of the game education, youth programs, coaches training, anti-doping education, etc. Grants will be for amounts up to US,500 including the value of discs that may be a part of the request, with most grants expected to be in the range of US0-400. WFDF is also making available a Disc Missionary Program, where flying disc athletes travelling to areas where disc sports are not actively practiced may receive a package of 10 discs to distribute. The applicant must provide information about the trip and explain how they intend to introduce disc sports to a new population. Discraft has generously agreed to contribute the discs being made available under these programs.
25 November 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that Tomas Burvall from Sweden has been approved by the WFDF Board of Directors as the new Chair of the Overall Committee, replacing Jack Cooksey (USA) with immediate effect. In serving for the remainder of Cooksey’s term which ends in December 2014, Burvall will also be a member of the Board of Directors until the next regular elections. Cooksey is stepping down due to increased work demands.
17 November 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has released the list of the candidates for the 2013 elections.
The WFDF members will vote on positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015. The elections started on 15 November and will run through 15 December 2013, 24:00 hrs UTC.
15 November 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation have approved additional bids to WUCC 2014 for the following countries:
Open Division – Poland, Switzerland, P.R. of China
Mixed Division – Latvia, Finland, Dominican Republic, New Zealand
Womens Division– Slovakia, Russian Federation, Mexico
Masters Open Division – Sweden, Russian Federation, Mexico
Masters Womens Division – France, Colombia
Round 2 Bids are used to bring division numbers to desirable levels. Total teams for WUCC now stand at 48 Open, 32 Womens, 48 Mixed, 24 Masters Open, 10 Masters Women. Currently bids have been given out to 162 teams representing 42 different Nations. Both will be a record for WUCC.
22 October 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2013 Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by November 7, 2013. The target date for the start of the elections is November 15, 2013, with a targeted end date of December 15, 2013. Results should be announced by December 31, 2013 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.
12 October 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) 2014 will be hosted in the city of Lecco, Lombardy (Italy). The event will be held from July 20-26, 2014 at the facilities at the Nuova Poncia Polo & Country Club in Lecco, and the finals will be staged in the Stadio Rigamonti-Ceppi, the main stadium of the city of Lecco on July 26, 2014.
The successful bid came from the Ultimatevents s.r.l. group headed by Max Vitali. Ultimateevents is also hosting the WFDF 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC), which is being held two weeks later at the same venues. The bid was supported and endorsed by the Federazione Italiana Flying Disc (FIFD), led by President Francesco Franceschetti.
10 October 2013 - Official Communication
One of the decisions at this year’s Congress in Toronto was to look into developing Wheelchair Ultimate. This program could be introduced by building on activity that already exists and by approaching local adaptive sports organizations and seeking to incorporate Ultimate into their current activities. We have heard of small leagues in New Hampshire and Montreal, and we would like to see if it is feasible to support a broader initiative. We are now looking for information on any current activity that may exist. We would also like to hear from anyone interested in the project willing to work with their local adaptive sports organizations.
30 September 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF has appointed a task force to review its position on the Spirit of the Game and on-field officiation issues for Ultimate. The Task Force will have two objectives: (1) Reaffirm WFDF’s definition of Spirit of the Game and review, develop and strengthen existing programs in order to promote a clearer and more consistent understanding of how it should be applied; and (2) Answer the question on how does WFDF ensure that Ultimate athletes play a fair game that is also viewable (interesting for spectators in person and on TV/internet to watch). A 12-person panel has been appointed and are tasked with presenting a report to the 2014 Congress in Lecco. Read more
24 September 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) and the Beach Ultimate Lovers Association (BULA) are seeking potential host organizers for the WFDF & BULA 2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate (WCBU2015). Co-hosted by both WFDF and BULA, this tournament is the premier world championship for Beach Ultimate. The deadline for submitting completed bids for WCBU2015 is 30 November 2013. It is expected that the final bid selection will be announced no later than the first quarter of 2014.
All potential bidders must notify WFDF and BULA of their intention to bid (no actual details required) by 25 October 2013. This letter of interest should be sent to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. This letter should address proposed dates, the basic organizing committee and experience, map of the location, and a short description why this host is a great candidate.
Importantly, due to conflicts in the summer schedule in 2015, we are seeking bids for this weeklong event for times other than the months of July and August or the period from 25 September – 5 October 2015.
16 September 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Board of Directors and Overall Committee are seeking bids from potential host organizers for WFDF 2015 World Overall Flying Disc Championships (WOC). The deadline for submitting completed bids for WOC 2013 is 15 December 2013. It is expected that the committee and board's final bid selection will be announced by 28 February 2014. All potential bidders should notify WFDF of their intention to bid (no actual details required) by 31 October 2013.
The WOC, which is held biannually, features competitions in seven flying disc disciplines — Freestyle, Double Disc Court, Discathon, Accuracy, Disc Golf, Distance and Self-Caught Flight. Events shall be held to crown the World Overall champions in the Open, Women’s, and Masters Divisions.
For information about any of these events or on the bidding process and for a digital copy of the bid guidelines, please contact Jack Cooksey, WFDF Overall Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Bid Guidelines and bid budget template to be used for any application also can be accessed under this link: http://www.wfdf.org/downloads/cat_view/27-documents-for-wfdf-events
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2-9 August 2014
Lecco, Italy, Italy
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7-8 December 2013
McPherson, Ks, United States
7-8 December 2013
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Joué les Tours, France
7-8 December 2013
14-15 December 2013
Россия, Нижний Новгород, Russia
14-15 December 2013
Leek, the Netherlands, Netherlands
14-15 December 2013
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Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic
14-15 December 2013
National Indoor Arena Birmingham , United Kingdom
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