“Manly Ultimate Club,” according to Manly Ultimate Club media official Diana Worman, “has been running for 20 years.
“It’s an Ultimate Frisbee Club with a thriving league and competitive club scene.”
“Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact, low-cost, mixed-gender sport,” Worman explains.
Think Lacrosse, think American Football, think touch footy, think Australian rules. Think netball on a football field. And all non-contact and about advancing a flying disc known as a Frisbee into an end zone to be caught by a team-mate.
It’s fast, free-flowing and fun. And it looks pretty cool.
And it’s all refereed by the players themselves.
You read that correctly: One of the very cool things about Ultimate Frisbee – which sprang from college campuses in the United States in the 1970s – is that the game is self-refereed.
The players call the penalties. Perhaps oxymoronic – but it’s approach that begets fairness. As in golf it means there’s an honour system.
Coaches from Manly Ultimate Club are active in local primary and secondary schools.
The Northern Beaches Secondary College combo team recently won the NSW Senior Schools State Championship.
There are senior competitions and a Junior league which starts in Term 4.
On Tuesday 27 Sep at Millers Reserve, Manly Vale, there’s a one-day holiday camp for kids.
It’s $40 and includes a Frisbee.
The camp will be run by NSW representative players and coaches.
Following that the Junior League kicks off every Wednesday after school during Term 4 and Term 1.
Senior League matches run after that.
For all the information and to register for Senior League, Junior League and Holiday Camp, check out www.manlyfrisbee.com.
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