Grab a blanket, esky (cooler) of beer, and get on out in Perth to watch the World Ultimate Club Championship. Be there to witness the fast-paced, aerodynamic skills of 2,000 athletes from 20 countries. Representing Australia will be 15 fiercely-competitive teams, including three teams from the host city of Perth.
The 2006 WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships will be FREE for spectators, taking place from November 11 to 18 at UWA Sports Park, adjoining Challenge Stadium in Mt Claremont. For further details email [email protected] or phone (08) 9383 9831
What is Ultimate Frisbee you ask?
“Ultimate Frisbee is a fast free-flowing game played world-wide which combines elements of netball, soccer, grid-iron (American football) and touch footy(lots of running backwards). The basic aim is for the team with the Frisbee to pass the disc up the field to others on their team and catch it in the endzone. At the same time the defensive team is trying to intercept it or knock it down. If they succeed, they get possession of the Frisbee and are trying to score in the other endzone.
Unique to Ultimate, and central to individual and team conduct, is the underlying ‘Spirit of the Game’, which embodies the sportsmanship which has sadly been lost from other sports. Players on the field make their own calls when fouls etc. are incurred. When disputes arise, the Frisbee returns to the player who made the last pass and the game resumes. The absence of umpires leads to the need for a good, honest spirit even when playing in highly competitive situations. Resulting from this, the ‘Spirit of the Game’ award has become a highly coveted award at tournaments. Players undertake to be competitive but fair and truthful, physical but careful, intense but friendly and courteous.”
…Or so they say- any Ultimate Frisbee match I have ever seen is fast paced- bodies flying through the air- acrobatic and just rough enough to be a thoroughly enjoyable spectator sport!