WFDF is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2011 Pan-American Ultimate Championships (PAUC) will be held in Medellín, Colombia, from 24 – 27 November 2011. Upon the recommendation of the Ultimate Committee, the WFDF Board of Directors approved the bid from the Asociacion de Jugadores de Ultimate en Colombia (AJUC, Ultimate Players Association in Colombia) during their last meeting, thus accepting the Colombian bid for the first event of this kind in the Americas. PAUC will be a club level championship, with up to two teams per country per division (open and womens) permitted.
“We are excited to announce the first ever Pan-American Ultimate Championship. It is a goal for WFDF to strengthen the Continental Ultimate Championship series to complement our World Championships”, stated WFDF President Robert L. “Nob” Rauch. “Of note, local organizer Mauricio Moore and his team view the event as a test run for the 2013 World Games and expect it to generate excitement for Ultimate in advance of those games. Further, the event will be run in conjunction with a social development project sponsored by the Institute of Sports and Recreation of Medellín INDER”.
In the Pan-American region some of the strongest WFDF national members practise Ultimate Frisbee like United States Ultimate (USAU), Ultimate Canada (UC) or the member Federations of Brazil, host Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico or Venezuela.
“With the strong support of the city of Medellín and INDER we are sure to establish a successful Pan-American Championship in Colombia”, commented Mauricio Moore from the hosting AJUC. “This is a great opportunity for us to execute a sustainable project for the development of our community and Flying disc sports in Colombia leading us on the way to the World Games 2013 in Cali.”
For more information, please contact Volker Bernardi, WFDF Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.