WFDF announces new partnerships with X-COM Footwear and FLIK Ultimate

In News, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

Greatest Ultimate Bag will continue to be the Official Bag Supplier of WFDF

Two new sponsors are joining the World Flying Disc Federation partnership family. X-COM Footwear has been named the WFDF Official Footwear Sponsor for 2023-2026 and FLIK Ultimate is the WFDF Coaching Resource Partner. Greatest Ultimate Bag has also extended its contract with WFDF and will be the WFDF Official Bag Supplier through 2024.

We are pleased to announce these new partnerships, introducing quality products and services to our community while supporting our general operations with additional financial resources,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “Together with our lead partners – Discraft (official Ultimate disc) and VC Ultimate (official apparel supplier), these new relationships will strengthen the sponsorship pillar of our revenue model and allow us to expand our capabilities.  We are also excited to be able to provide coaches’ training resources – a long desired service – to our broad community.”

As Official Footwear Sponsor, X-COM will provide cleats and other footwear online and at WFDF events. X-COM Footwear will be introducing three versions of footwear aimed at the Flying Disc audience: hiking, training, and Ultimate cleats. All three products are currently in pre-production and they expect the first two lines to be available starting with AOUGC and to have the cleats introduced by year end. X-COM was founded in 2006 and is based in Shenzhen, China.

FLIK Ultimate helps users plan their training sessions using a huge library of ultimate drills, practice plans, diagrams, videos and theory articles – all written by some of the best players in the world. WFDF will work with National Federations to identify new and emerging coaches and provide them with free licences to access the WFDF portal within the FLIK site.

Dreamed up in 2014, the Greatest Bag debuted on the backs of the Hong Kong national teams at the WFDF 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London. Greatest Bag has been the exclusive on-site bag supplier for WFDF events since 2018.

X-COM, Flik, and Greatest Bag join Layout Ultimate, Discraft and VC Ultimate as WFDF partners, with contracts extending through 2024. Layout Ultimate, who is WFDF’s Official Glove Supplier, is based in Toronto, manufactures high quality Ultimate-specific gloves to enhance playing ability in all weather conditions. Discraft, the Official Ultimate Disc of WFDF, is headquartered out of Michigan in the US and has been a WFDF partner since 2015. Persistent innovation, research, and development met with the highest quality standards and creative graphics has maintained Discraft as a strong leader across the two major disc sports around the world. VC Ultimate, based in Canada, is the world’s leading supplier of custom uniforms and apparel for Ultimate and has partnered with WFDF as an apparel and merchandise supplier since 2015.