The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce the candidates for the election of the WFDF Athletes’ Commission. The elections will be held during the World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC) in Sakai, Japan in July 2012.
Seven candidates have been nominated by their respective Member associations, with three members to be chosen:
- Matt DOYLE (Canada)
- Adam GOFF (USA)
- Anna HAYNES (Australia)
- Bernhard OTTO (Germany)
- Piero PISANO (Italy)
- Ryan PURCELL (South Africa)
- Valeska SCHACHT (Germany)
The full biographies and candidate statements of the candidates can be found here: WFDF Athlete`s Commission Elections 2012.
To be eligible, a candidate must be a participant in the current WUGC or have participated in a World Championship within the previous four years. The purpose of the WFDF Athletes Commission is to promote open communication with, and solicit feedback from, flying disc athletes, and give them a formal role in the decision-making process of WFDF.
“I am extremely excited that we have interest from such high quality candidates possessing significant experience in Ultimate. The enthusiastic response from WFDF’s Members was larger than we expected,” stated WFDF President Nob Rauch. “As a player-oriented sport, we remain fully committed that the viewpoint of the athletes should always be our primary focus.”
The Commission will consist of three members, comprised of a Chair and two ordinary members, with at least one representative of each gender. The term of office for Commission members will be two years. Elections will be held every two years during the World Ultimate Championship or World Ultimate Club Championship, with all athletes participating in the event given one vote.