WFDF Adds Albania, El Salvador, Greece, and Kuwait
The World Flying Disc Federation announced
that national organizations from Albania (Federata Shqiptare e Diskut Flutures), El Salvador (Asociación de Disco Volador Salvadoreña), Greece (Hellas Sport for All Federation), and Kuwait (Kuwait Flying Disc Federation) have been approved by its congress as world federation members. “During the difficult pandemic times, this was a great success for our community and we are planning a special event to celebrate it on the field of play,” said FSHDF president Alnderim Çelohoxhaj, echoing the sentiments of several organization leaders who saw the move as a positive sign for the strength of the sport in their respective countries amid the covid-19 pandemic. The additions bring the total number of WFDF member federations to 95.
Catchup Graz Lands WUCC Bid at Austria Mixed Nationals
Austria held mixed nationals
— the first major ultimate event sanctioned by national governing body Österreichischer Frisbee Sport Verband in over 16 months — from June 4 to June 6, with the Graz club Catchup Graz defeating Klosterneuburg’s Mosquitos 15-10 in the final. The event serves as a qualifier for WUCC 2022; Catchup Graz have secured a bid, while runners-up may also receive bids depending on how many bids are ultimately granted to Austria.
Planned Development Leaves Future of Longtime PADA Site Uncertain
Long-running organization Philadelphia Area Disc Alliance (PADA) held a virtual town hall on June 6 on a proposed development project that would repurpose its grass site Edgely Field as the location for a new turf football field and surrounding track. The planned development is part of a larger city initiative to revitalize underused or under-maintained community spaces; a statement on PADA’s website
expressed support for the initiative’s larger goals, but questioned whether this project best aligns with those objectives. Along with the statement, PADA has also provided an FAQ for members on implications for future PADA programming, as well as contacts and suggested language for members to communicate with local officials.
The Richmond Cup
takes place June 12-13, with 12 teams competing for a much-vaunted $10,000 cash purse. Rosters are available now
on the tournament website. Stay tuned for Ultiworld’s preview content as well as filmed games — remember games? — coming soon!