Press Release * Official Communication
WFDF - 2013 Election Announcement
22 October 2013
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.
WFDF 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships to be held in Lecco, Italy
12 October 2013
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.
WFDF to Investigate Feasibility of Introducing Wheelchair Ultimate
10 October 2013
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.
WFDF to Establish a Task Force to Consider its Position on the Spirit of the Game and On- Field Officiation Issues for Ultimate
30 September 2013
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
WFDF and BULA seek host organizers for the WFDF & BULA 2015 World Championships of Beach Ultimate
24 September 2013
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.
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.
WFDF 2015 World Overall Flying Disc Championships (WOC) Bids Sought
16 September 2013
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.
Job description: WFDF is seeking an Event Coordinator
09 September 2013
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).
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.
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.
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