Frisbee championships prove ultimate hit

September 13, 2017

Juliette Cowley, Sam Jacobs and Ingrid Vinot were among the frisbee players who took part in the championships.

Victoria’s Ultimate Frisbee Championships on the weekend have been hailed a success by tournament director Jaron Salter.

‘‘It’s been great; we have great feedback,’’ he said.

At John Gray Oval, Mooroopna, on Saturday and Sunday, the event attracted 19 teams from across the state and two from South Australia.

Mr Salter joined the Ultimate Frisbee craze about two years ago when he started playing and running a team in his home town of Wangaratta.

‘‘It’s the biggest university sport,’’ he said.

‘‘All of the people playing in the tournament would either be in university or have just left university,’’ he said.

Mr Salter said teams competed in pool games on Saturday when a top eight, middle eight and bottom three sides were decided, playing off on Sunday.

Player Andrew Howse said the game was quite addictive.

‘‘It’s a lot of fun,’’ he said.

‘‘There’s a big focus on team spirit and teamwork; it’s competitive without being too full on.’’

City of Greater Shepparton Deputy Mayor Kim O’Keefe presented the winning side with medals on Sunday afternoon.

‘‘On behalf of council I thank Ultimate Victoria for bringing this event to Greater Shepparton,’’ she said.

‘‘This is a great opportunity for our region to showcase Greater Shepparton and further enhance our profile as a leading major event destination in regional Australia.’’

Mr Salter thanked the council for the support.

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