Press Release * Official Communication
WFDF announces new set of Rules of Ultimate and Rules Appendix 2017
01 January 2017
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has announced a new set of Rules of Ultimate and the Rules Appendix 2017. The new rules come into effect today, on 1 January 2017.
Please find the 2017 versions of the rules, the track changes versions and a summary of changes here:
WFDF Announces Cooperation Agreement with Olympic Channel
22 December 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has reached a cooperation Agreement with the Olympic Channel to collaborate on content. Together with the World Air Sports Federation and World Bowling, WFDF joins the 36 other International Federations (IFs) and IOC Recognised Sports Federations who have previously announced similar agreements with the Olympic Channel this year.
“The Olympic Channel is dedicated to promoting all sports and athletes within the Olympic Movement,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel. “As we look ahead to 2017, we are excited to work with air sports, bowling and flying disc to promote their sports and to help grow their audiences worldwide.”
WFDF 2016 Elections Results Announced
22 December 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has announced the results of its 2016 elections. The WFDF Member Associations voted on open positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018.
“We are pleased to see the high caliber of our elected board be maintained in this latest election,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “I am honored to receive the support of our Members and to receive their trust to serve another two year term as WFDF’s President. I am also excited that we managed to increase the number of women on the Board to four out of fourteen, reflecting more closely the gender mix of our elite athletes globally. As does every International Sports Federation, we depend on the support of volunteers taking on roles and functions within our organization on various levels. I would like to use this opportunity to express gratitude for our team of volunteers for all their contributions, and to thank our staff for their ongoing efforts.”
Please read the full Press Release here.
WFDF Announces VC Ultimate as Sponsor and Official Apparel / Merchandise Supplier
15 December 2016
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 2017-2018, renewing a relationship initially awarded in 2015. 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. 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.
WFDF Announces Discraft as Sponsor and Official Disc Supplier
15 December 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Discraft Inc. as a WFDF Sponsor and Official Disc Supplier for the period 2017-2018, renewing the relationship which was first formalized in 2015. Discraft Inc., based in Michigan, USA, will also have the exclusive rights to produce “Official WFDF Ultimate Discs” during the term of this Agreement.
WFDF approves Bolivia, Cambodia, Rwanda and Uruguay as new member associations
13 December 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has accepted Bolivia, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Uruguay as new WFDF member associations. With the acceptance of these four new national member associations, WFDF now has 71 member associations in 69 countries.
“After a thorough and multi-year development and evaluation process conducted by WFDF in close co-operation with the new member associations, the applications sent in by the BFDA, CFDA, RUFA and UFU were accepted by the WFDF Congress upon recommendation of the Board of Directors unanimously,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “I am extremely delighted about this announcement of the approval of these four new members, particularly given that we continue to grow on our emerging continents, with two new members in South America, one from Africa and another from Asia. This shows the great success of our development work including the coaching skills clinics and development grants which we allocate every year. We are looking forward to approving six more new members in the first half of 2017 as these are in close contact with us working on the approval process.”
WFDF approves transgender athlete policy
13 December 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors, based on the recommendation of its Medical and Anti-Doping Committee (MADC), has approved a WFDF transgender athlete policy. “The chair of our Medical and Anti-Doping Committee and board member Dr. Jamie Nuwer guided us through the thorough evaluation process since the International Olympic Committee Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism in November 2015,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
Colchester, England to host the WFDF 2017 World Team Disc Golf Championships
07 December 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2017 World Team Disc Golf Championships (WTDGC 2017) will be played in the city of Colchester on the Classic Course at the University of Essex from Wednesday 23rd – Saturday 26th August, 2017. Located in southern England, Colchester hosted the 2012 European Disc Golf Championships and has been re-designed and re-equipped with new baskets for this event. Technical Director Charlie Mead has coordinated with the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and they have determined that the WTDGC 2017 will be a Major event. This will help bring interest from the top players in the world for points and rankings and also increase visibility among the community.
WFDF Announces Great Grandmasters Division due to the Unprecedented Demand of the 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate
07 December 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is excited to announce that it is sanctioning the 2017 World Great Grand Masters Beach Ultimate Championships (WGGMBUC) which will be hosted in Lisbon, Portugal from 17-21 June 2017. This announcement comes after WFDF received 200 bids for the 2017 WCBU and received interest from eight nations to host a championship for the Great Grand Masters division, the first for the age division. Any player who is 48 years as of December 31, 2017 will be eligible to play and the tournament will be an open division format.
UK Sports Council recognizes UK Ultimate
16 November 2016
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that its national member association in the United Kingdom, UK Ultimate, has been awarded formal recognition as the UK National Governing Body (NGB) for Ultimate by the home country sports councils: Sport England, sportNI, sportScotland and Sport Wales. Ultimate was officially recognized in the UK as a sporting activity in 2008.
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