The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 WFDF Athletes’ Commission elections. The elections were held between 23 and 28 July 2022 on the occasion of the 2022 WFDF World Ultimate Club Championships held in Cincinnati, OH, USA.
A total number of six athletes were elected by their peers out of eight candidates, three positions for a four-year term and three for a two-year term. The Commission will also see five additional members appointed by the WFDF Board of Directors to ensure diversity, gender balance, and continental representation. A total number of 3.100 athletes attending the WUCC were called upon to elect their representation within the WFDF structure. The chair of the Commission chosen by the Commission itself will represent the Athletes on the WFDF Board of Directors.
The following six athletes were elected by their fellow peers:
Gael ANCELIN (FRA) – M – endorsed by FFFD elected for 2 years
Aline MONDIOT (FRA) – F – endorsed by FFFD elected for 4 years
Laura OSPINA (COL) – F – endorsed by FECODV elected for 2 years
Caroline TISSON (GER) – F – endorsed by DFV elected for 4 years
Paul Jarmo WALCZAK (GER) – M – endorsed by DFV elected for 2 years
Kaede YOSHIDA (JPN) – F – endorsed by JFDA elected for 4 years
“The election system will align the Commission with the principle that three standing members of the Athletes’ Commission are elected at the WUGC and three of them at WUCC, the former our national team championship and the latter our club team event,” explained WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “After the cancelation of our 2020 WUGC due to the pandemic we decided to extend the previous terms and to elect all six representatives in one round in 2022, while in 2024 we will return tour usual scheme electing three athletes at WUGC with staggered terms.”
“We thank all athletes who candidate and congratulate the six elected athletes, who will now choose their chairperson as representative of the athletes in WFDF on the Board of Directors with full voting rights. The Athletes’ Commission is also represented by their members in each other WFDF Commission making sure that athletes’ views are considered properly in the WFDF governance and decision-making processes.”
“We also thank outgoing Athletes’ Commission chair Liam Grant and all of the members leaving their post now and wish them all the best in their future career.”