Press Release * Official Communication
WFDF announces the establishment of its Women in Sport Commission on International Women’s Day 2013
08 March 2013
World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has taken a major step towards the further development of the global participation of women in Flying Disc sports with the creation of its first WFDF Women in Sport Commission. The role of the Women in Sport Commission will be to:
advise the WFDF Board of Directors on the development of policies related to promoting women in sport;
co-ordinate efforts to increase participation of women in Flying Disc sports;
develop ideas and initiatives to promote the role of women in Flying Disc sports;
ensure representation of women within WFDF governance structures;
deliver advocacy on gender issues in Flying Disc sports; and
be active in raising awareness about gender equality in their respective domains
Read more: WFDF announces the establishment of its Women in Sport Commission on International Women’s Day 2013
WFDF Request for proposals - SOTG Scoring app
24 February 2013
The WFDF Spirit of the Game (SOTG) Committee, consisting of representatives from 8 regions worldwide, has established the need to create a mobile Spirit of the Game Scoring App. This app would facilitate teams to submit SOTG scores for games played at events, while enabling tournament directors (TDs) to reduce input errors, accurately determine ranking, and highlighting possible problems.
The scoring system used is based on the current WFDF scoring system.
The WFDF is looking for someone to create this app based on the criteria setup below and have it fully functional (ie ready for beta testing) by April 30, 2013. If you are interested, please read the request for proposals .
WFDF 2013 World Overall Championships (WOC) to be held in Sweden
01 February 2013
The 11th edition of the WFDF World Overall Championships (WOC) will be hosted in the city of Norrköping (Sweden). The event will be held from July 22-27, 2013 at the facilities at the Himmelstalund and the Folkparken venues.
The successful bid came from the Swedish Frisbeesport Federation (SFF) and the KFUM Norrköping Frisbee Club as Tournament Organizing Committee (TOC) headed by SFF Secretary General Peter Lundmark. The Swedish Federation has great experience in hosting international events successfully having been a two times host to the WFDF World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC - 1983 in Gothenburg and 1996 in Jönköping). They also hosted the 2010 European Freestyle Championships.
Read more: WFDF 2013 World Overall Championships (WOC) to be held in Sweden
WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC) to be held in Singapore
30 January 2013
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC) 2013 will be hosted in the city of Singapore. The event will be held from August 9-11, 2013 at the facilities at the Grandstand Sports Venue featuring 11 Ultimate fields. The finals will be staged on the exhibition fields of the Grandstand venue, on August 11, 2013.
The successful bid came from the Ultimate Players Association Singapore (UPAS), which is in process of changing their name to Singapore Flying Disc Association (SFDA). UPAS has already hosted several successful international tournaments in Singapore like the Singapore Ultimate Open and the GenderMah. They also host annual national championships in the open, women`s and mixed categories.
Read more: WFDF 2013 Asia-Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships (AOUCC) to be held in Singapore
WFDF 2013 Congress and Annual Meeting Announced
30 January 2013
World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the 2013 WFDF Congress will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 20-21 July 2013, in conjunction with the WFDF 2013 World Under-23 Championships in Toronto, Canada. The Congress will be held at the facilities of the York University Campus in Toronto on the weekend prior to the World U23 Championships event.
The member associations of WFDF are requested to submit all motions and documents to be discussed during the Congress to the WFDF office no later than 75 days prior to the Congress as per WFDF Bylaws, which is 6 May 2013. The documentation will be sent out to members no later than two calendar months prior to the meeting, or 20 May 2013.
WFDF partners with USA ULTIMATE on the 2013 U.S. Open
29 January 2013
NGB and International Federation Join Forces to Promote World-Class Ultimate
The World Flying Disc Federation, the international governing body for disc sports, has announced a partnership with USA Ultimate, the member association of WFDF which governs the sport of Ultimate in the United States, to promote, support and leverage the U.S. Open Ultimate Championships and Convention in 2013 in order to advance the sport of Ultimate and Spirit of the Game world-wide.
Read more: WFDF partners with USA ULTIMATE on the 2013 U.S. Open
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.
Read more: FPA rejoins WFDF as Disc Game organisational member – Kevin “Skippy Jammer” Givens appointed to the WFDF Board
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.
Read more: WFDF Ultimate Rules Sub-Committee releases the new WFDF Rules of Ultimate website
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)
Read more: WFDF 2012 Election Results Announced
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.
Read more: WFDF Announces Recommendations of Conduct Committee, Issues Joint Press Release with FIFD and EUF
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Latest WFDF Communiques
07 May 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has accepted the Frisbee Sport Federation of Iceland (FSFI) as a regular national member association of the World Flying Disc Federation.
“The approval of Iceland as a full regular member shows the ongoing support of our member associations for recognizing new Flying Disc nations. Iceland has been a WFDF provisional member for several years before this upgrade and their membership status results in all Nordic countries now being WFDF regular member associations,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
22 April 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has announced the bid allocation mechanism for the 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC). The event is going to be held in the city of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy.
As a principle, all countries get at least one bid for each division in which they sent at least one team at the previous edition of the WUCC, which was in Prague in 2010 (77 teams). Countries that finished in the top 10 of the open, women’s, mixed and masters divisions at the World Ultimate and Guts championship (WUGC) in 2012 get a bid for that division (38 teams). WFDF’s Regular Members who don’t have an automatic bid from the above two allocations get a single bid in the division of their choice (10 teams). Provisional Members who sent a team to WUCC 2010 get a single bid in the division of their choice (5 teams). Italy as host nation was awarded one additional single bid in the Masters division to allow at least one team in each division from the host country (1 team). For the Women’s Masters, there will be a single bid for each of six countries participating in WUGC 2012 plus 1 bid for each of Finland and Italy (8 teams). Additional quotas apply as per the table annexed to this release.
22 April 2013 - Official Communication
The Spirit of the Game Ultimate Sub-Committee of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has published a 4-game Spirit of the Game scoresheet. The sheet reduces paper use by 75% and simplifies the work for teams and administrators by displaying four games on one sheet.
The new scoresheet can be found here. WFDF believes that an important part of maintaining and promoting good spirit of the game is by providing direct feedback, and we encourage the collection of spirit scores at the end of each game and the awarding of a spirit prize at the end of all Ultimate tournaments.
15 April 2013 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Ultimate Committee and Board of Directors are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC).
The deadline for submitting completed bids for WJUC 2014 is 30 June 2013, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than end of August 2013. All potential bidders should notify WFDF of their intention to submit a bid (no actual details required) by 15 May 2013.
12 April 2013 - Official Communication
The WFDF Ultimate Committee is pleased to announce new WFDF Rules Accreditation Requirements for WFDF-sanctioned Ultimate events. The requirements, which will stipulate specified minimums of players on each team roster that are rules certified, will be introduced for all Ultimate events in 2013. As a self-officiated sport, the objective of this accreditation is to ensure that all players are fully versed in the rules to ensure that there is no confusion on playing within the “spirit of the game.” Full details regarding the Rules Accreditation Process are available from each specific event website and from the Accreditation section of the official Rules of Ultimate website: http://rules.wfdf.org.
07 April 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation has announced that the 2013 WFDF Congress will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 20-21 July 2013, in conjunction with the WFDF 2013 World Under-23 Championships in Toronto, Canada. Per the WFDF Bylaws (article III, Section 5.1) any Member wishing to submit a motion for consideration at the meeting must do so not less than 75 days prior to the date of the meeting. Therefore, the deadline for members to submit items for consideration is 6 May 2013.
21 March 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2013 Pan-American Ultimate Club Championships (PAUCC) will be hosted in the city of Aguas de Lindóia City – São Paulo, Brazil. The event will be held from November 14-17, 2013 at the facilities at the Oscar Inn Eco Resort which can accommodate nine Ultimate fields. PAUCC 2013 expects 30 teams in three divisions of competition: open, women's and mixed. The finals will be staged in the main stadium of the city of Aguas de Lindóia City on November 17, 2013.
"WFDF is pleased to host our Pan-American Ultimate event this year in Brazil, especially with it being such an important sports market in the next several years with the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016,” stated WFDF President Robert "Nob" Rauch. “We look to showcase top Ultimate competition in the region and promote our sport not only in Brazil but in neighboring countries with their fast-growing disc sports communities.”
20 March 2013 - Official Communication
Agreement is part of USA Ultimate’s comprehensive package that features coverage of USAU’s College Championships and National Championships.
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), the international governing body for all flying disc sports, and USA Ultimate (USAU), the national governing body for the sport of Ultimate in the United States, announced today a broadcast partnership with ESPN to produce and air the 2013 U.S. Open Ultimate Championships, which is being co-hosted by WFDF and USAU. The agreement is part of USAU’s comprehensive package that also includes coverage of USA Ultimate College Championships and National Championships. ESPN will produce and distribute live coverage of the US Open on ESPN3, ESPN’s live online sports network accessible throughout the USA and in 10 Latin American countries, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. All of this professionally produced programming will be available on the USAU website 30 days following the live broadcasts, making them free and accessible worldwide.
17 March 2013 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the Congress has approved the Uganda Ultimate Frisbee Association (UUFA) as a full National Member association. The Portuguese Association of Ultimate and Disc Sports (APUDD) was also upgraded from Provisional member to full National Member association. The acceptance of these two new regular members brings the WFDF membership to 58 member associations in 55 countries.
“We are excited to see both of these associations approved for full National Membership. We are particularly pleased to accept a new member from the African continent where there has been a growing interest in disc sports,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “And, of course, it is gratifying to see the progress that has been made in Portugal in the three years since they were first accepted as a Provisional Member.”
“The newly established WFDF Sport for All and Development Commission will provide guidance and support for all disc sports group in countries that have yet to become members as we encourage them to consider WFDF membership. I welcome President Alex Matovu from UUFA in Uganda as a member of this Commission and am certain he will be focused on supporting his disc sport neighbors in Africa.”
15 March 2013 - Press Release
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), in an effort to enhance its governance procedures and to get input from leading disc sport experts from around the globe in several key areas, announced today the creation and composition of four new Commissions: Sport for All and Development, Athletes’ Entourage, Ethics, and Youth and Sport. Together with the Athletes’ Commission and Women in Sport Commission that were previously established, this brings WFDF into full compliance with the institutional framework for best practices outlined by the International Olympic Committee for international sports federations.
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