Press Release * Official Communication
WFDF Bids Sought: WFDF 2017 World Freestyle & Overall Flying Disc Championships (WFOC)
02 January 2016
WFDF’s Board of Directors and the Freestyle & Overall Committees are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the WFDF 2017 Freestyle & Overall Flying Disc Championships (WFOC)
The tournament will feature competitions in seven flying disc disciplines — Freestyle, Double Disc Court, Discathon, Accuracy, Disc Golf, Distance and Self-Caught Flight and Champions will be crowned for each individual discipline.
WFDF 2015 Elections Results Announced
21 December 2015
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) today has announced the results of its 2015 elections. The WFDF Member Associations voted on open positions on the Board of Directors and on the Ultimate Committee to serve from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.
WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch commented: “We are particularly pleased about the interest and high participation of our member associations in this year’s election.” Rauch added “At a stage where the IOC puts great attention towards good governance structures of the International Federations and after having obtained full IOC recognition in 2015 we are happy to see that the WFDF Board composition was confirmed as an extremely qualified and experienced slate of candidates meeting all key requirements of the recognition criteria. We also managed to increase the number of women on the Board to three out of fourteen. 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 full confidence and gratitude for our team of volunteers to be able to manage the work to come. I would like to thank outgoing Board member Vincent Gaillard for his support during the last two years and am happy to announce that we will be able to welcome him back in another important function in our governance structures soon.”
Please read the full Press Release including the biographies here.
WFDF renews agreement with BULA on Beach Ultimate governance for 2016-2019
08 December 2015
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BULA Ltd (BULA) on the governance of the Flying Disc sport of Beach Ultimate. WFDF and BULA had signed an initial MOU in 2011 and this agreement extends the working arrangement for four years through 2019.
WFDF names Tim Rockwood as Managing Director, Broadcasting and Marketing
25 November 2015
The Board of Directors of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Tim Rockwood as Managing Director, Broadcasting and Marketing. Mr. Rockwood’s goals in this newly created position are to secure sponsorship revenues, broadcast coverage, and distribution of high-profile WFDF championship events, beginning with the WFDF World Ultimate Championships being held in London in June 2016.
WFDF approves Guam and Morocco as new member associations and upgrade Malaysia to regular membership
25 November 2015
The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has accepted Guam and Morocco as new WFDF member associations. Additionally, the Congress has approved the upgrade for Malaysia to regular membership. With the acceptance of these membership proposals of the Guam Ultimate for All Association (GUFA), the Moroccan Flying Disc Association (MFDA) and the Malaysian Flying Disc Association (MFDA) WFDF now has 67 member associations in 64 countries.
WFDF Announces new line of VC Ultimate-designed apparel
12 November 2015
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is excited to announce its new online retail presence, in partnership with its Official Apparel Sponsor and Merchandise Supplier, VC Ultimate. VC Ultimate, with online stores in Canada, the United States and Europe, has designed and produced dozens of WFDF and WFDF-event branded apparel items based on the theme of worldwide inclusiveness and cultural representation.
“WFDF is very pleased with our partnership with VC Ultimate,” stated Robert “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President. “They are incredibly creative and have designed an apparel line for us that speaks to the global disc community. We feel that this partnership has provided benefits to all three separate audiences -- teams/players, tournament organizers, and WFDF – in providing top-quality apparel at our events and online to the disc community.”
“Designing the WFDF apparel line has been an honor and a real pleasure,” said Adriana Withers, a VC Director. “Meeting players from so many countries has been inspiring, and we’ve tried to design the WFDF gear to be appealing to everyone, regardless of nationality. The idea behind the WFDF World collection is rooted in our community’s connectedness and mutual respect for each other, and the ability to find a disc and a smile in so many places around the globe.”
Please visit the VC Ultimate online store in your region to check out the new WFDF collections:
Canada & International: http://ca.vcultimate.com/collections/wfdf
WCBU: WFDF seeks hosts for WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate in association with BULA
30 October 2015
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is seeking potential host organizers for the WFDF 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate, in association with BULA (WCBU 2017). Expressions of interest are due by November 30 and final bids are due by January 15, with the final decision expected to be announced at the end of February 2016.
For more information please see attached.
WFDF - 2015 Election Announcement
23 October 2015
WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2015 Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by Friday, November 6, 2015. The target date for the start of the elections is November 15, 2015, with a targeted end date of December 15, 2015. Results should be announced by December 31, 2015 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.
WFDF approves of new World Record standards and policies
12 October 2015
WFDF is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors, upon recommendation by the WFDF Overall Committee led by Tomas Burvall (SWE), have approved new WFDF World Record standards and policies. This new policy is now in force and can be found here.
“We are extremely delighted to introduce these new World Record standards and policies,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “There is no impact on our very large number of existing records. However, with increasing interest in the pursuit of new world record attempts, the new guidelines should work far more smoothly and eliminate some of the difficulties around verification and maintenance of standardization. These records will continue to be administered within WFDF by Dan “Stork” Roddick.”
WFDF announces Beach Ultimate Development Grant program procedure
28 September 2015
Since 2011, fifty percent of the money that the WFDF received from the WFDF & BULA Continental and World Championships of Beach Ultimate has been put aside to invest in the development of Beach Ultimate worldwide.
Starting 2016 the WFDF will be allocating $ 5,000/year to fund ideas brought by Member Associations, or individuals, to develop Beach Ultimate. In 2016 the funds will be awarded to worthy programs aimed to start or fortify local/national Beach Ultimate leagues. The maximum amount that will be awarded for one project is $ 1,500, and smaller grant applications are encouraged.
The application procedure and form can be found here.
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