Extinction Ultimate Club will host an ultimate disc tournament on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October at the Noosa Touch Association. This will be a social, Halloween themed event, where teams are encouraged to dress up and play in costume throughout the weekend games.
Queensland players have had little opportunity for tournaments this year, as the Australian Flying Disc Association have cancelled Australian Mixed Ultimate Championships planned to be held on Halloween weekend. There will be more than 100 players from Brisbane, Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast attending the event. The players coming to this event range from teenagers who have been introduced to the sport as a part of the Extinction Youth Development Program and elite players who have represented Australia internationally.
Ultimate disc is a growing sport in Australia, with learn-to-play opportunities in Noosa, Sippy Downs (USC fields), and Mooloolaba. It is played around the world with social and elite tournaments running worldwide throughout the year. Ultimate is a non-contact, mixed gender, team sport played with a flying disc (Frisbee). It can be played on sand, grass, or indoors.
“One of the great aspects of ultimate is the sense of community and social skills you can develop,” Queensland Ultimate Disc Association president Corey Wakefield said. “It is great for players of all ages, everyone can learn to throw a disc and enjoy the sport. Ultimate is a unique sport, as it is self-refereed, with the ‘Spirit of the Game’ making players responsible for adhering to the rules of the sport. This makes it a great sport for kids, as they can learn and develop their interpersonal skills as well as engaging in physical activity.”
People interested in seeing how Ultimate is played are welcome to come and watch some games being run Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 12-5pm and chat with Extinction and QUDA representatives about getting involved in the sport.