The foundation meeting of the Asia Flying Disc Federation (AFDF) as the continental association of WFDF for Asia took place on 3 December 2011 in Kaohsiung on the occasion of WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Championship (AOUC) 2011.
Five WFDF members from Asia attended the meeting: Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore. The members present unanimously elected Fumio Morooka (JPN) as their President and Michael Hu (TPE) as Secretary General, respectively.
The office of AFDF will be set up in Taichung (Chinese Taipei) in the Chinese Taipei Flying Disc Association (CTFDA) Headquarters.
AFDF is the second continental association for flying disc sports after the European Flying Disc Federation (EFDF)/European Ultimate Federation (EUF). Commented Robert L. “Nob” Rauch, WFDF President, on the foundation of AFDF: “WFDF is proud to monitor and support the growth of flying disc sports in Asia. There are now ten Asian members and the newly founded Asia Flying Disc Federation will help flying disc sports to further develop throughout the region in a coordinated manner under the leadership of experienced federations.”
WFDF counts ten regular and provisional members in Asia: Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, People’s Republic of China, Philippines Singapore, and South Korea. Contacts exist in Macau, Qatar, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
“The first task of AFDF will be to help our contacts throughout the region to upgrade to provisional and regular member status,” added Rauch. “Having regional organizations will support our efforts to gain IOC recognition over the next 18 months.”