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WFDF joins UNAOC One Humanity Campaign

In News, Press Release, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that WFDF has joined the UNAOC One Humanity Campaign, which calls for solidarity, compassion and unity in the face of discrimination and divisiveness. The International Federations which sign up to the initiative have pledged their commitment to the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ (UNAOC) campaign. The campaign will see signatory sports champion One Humanity by demonstrating their commitment to peaceful and inclusive societies through a range of initiatives and projects that will be featured on a dedicated online platform in future to increase the visibility of this important campaign. “WFDF strongly believes in the values promoted by the UNAOC One Humanity Campaign which are quite similar to the WFDF core values embraced by flying disc participants, players and athletes around the globe, displaying a unifying spirit that leads to lifelong friendships, camaraderie, …

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WFDF Announces 2021 Schedule of World Championships

In Events, News, Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

Planning to resume global Flying Disc events starting in July 2021 Following the March 24 announcement by the World Flying Disc Federation that all Flying Disc championships in 2020 were cancelled or postponed due to the rapid spread COVID-19 virus and effect of the pandemic on international travel, WFDF has been pushing forward with negotiations, plans, and preparations for a full calendar of events for 2021. As of today, WFDF is planning to hold its World Under-24 Ultimate Championships (3-10 July, Limerick, IRL), World Ultimate and Guts Championships (24-31 July, Leeuwarden, NED), World Overall Championships (July, USA), and World Beach Ultimate Championships (November, USA). The World Team Disc Golf Championships (Croatia) will be postponed to August 2022 and World Masters Ultimate championships (Gold Coast, AUS), which was initially announced to be postponed to September 2021, has been cancelled. “We are …

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United Through Sports – Virtual Youth Festival 2020

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WFDF seeks interest from juniors (Under 18) to participate in the UTS Virtual Youth Festival 2020 The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is proud to announce that we have been invited to participate in the United Through Sports (UTS) Virtual Youth Festival (VYF) 2020. This event is a unique opportunity for the WFDF juniors athletes to be involved in a United through Sport movement that promotes health and safety through competition of an online festival. WFDF is seeking interest from juniors (Under 18) who wish to participate. The Festival will be hosted on a digital platform, and youth participants will need a recording device (such as a mobile phone) and access to the internet to participate during the finals on the 20-22 November 2020. Participants will need to upload their video to participate.  The Festival finals coincide with the United …

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World Flying Disc Federation – 2020 Election Announcement

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Overview WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2020 Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by October 28, 2020.  The target date for the start of the elections is between November 1 and November 15, 2020, with a targeted end date of no later than December 15, 2020. Results should be announced by December 31, 2020 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.  The following positions are open for election for two-year terms commencing on January 1, 2021 and concluding December 31, 2022: Board of Directors ·       President (2 year term) ·       Secretary (2 year term) ·       Disc Golf chair (2 year term) ·       Overall Committee Chair (2 year term) ·       Guts Chair (2 year term) ·       Beach Ultimate Chair (2 year term) Continental President, Africa (to be elected by Continental Association) Continental President, Europe (to be elected by Continental …

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WFDF approves Non-Discrimination Policy

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Strengthens its commitment to equity and equality in all aspects The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved a WFDF Non-Discrimination Policy during their Board meeting on 20 September 2020. Among its various provisions, the policy: ·       affirms that WFDF is “fully committed to the principles and practice of equality of opportunity. It is responsible for ensuring that all people, irrespective of race or ethnic origin, culture, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic status, and physical attributes, have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate in Flying Disc at all levels and in all roles;” ·       states that WFDF ”and its members, have an ethical, moral and business responsibility to take stock of their current position and plan for the inclusion of a wider range of participants;” and …

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WFDF approves Safe Sport Policy

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Introduces structures on safeguarding athletes from all forms of misconduct The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved of the new WFDF Safe Sport Policy during its meeting on 20 September 2020. WFDF’s policy on safeguarding athletes and participants from discrimination, harassment and abuse shall describe the processes to help prevent this from occurring and define the procedures available to WFDF participants to bring forward a complaint related to a WFDF Event. It will also describe the consequences of a breach of this policy, including interim measures and specific sanctions. It consists of two parts: a Safe Sport Policy for WFDF events and WFDF Personnel (Part 1) and Guidelines for member National Federations on developing a policy for safeguarding participants from misconduct (Part 2). “The aim of the WFDF Safe Sport …

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WFDF approves Nicaragua as member National Federation

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Brings WFDF membership to 88 Countries The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that its Congress has approved the Federación de Disco Volador de Nicaragua (FEDIVONIC) as its newest member national federation, increasing WFDF’s membership to 88 national member federations (NFs). “It is a great pleasure to see organised Flying Disc sport development success in Central America with a growth of our family during these times. This is another example of the success of the WFDF Development grants program, as we provided a grant in 2017 to Nicaragua which catalyzed their development,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We are looking forward to welcoming more members from Central America and Africa very soon.” FEDIVONIC President Exequiel Rocha stated that “We are deeply grateful to the staff of the World Flying Disc Federation for their advice and assistance, and …

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WFDF presents Gender Equity Toolkit

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The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is proud to announce that WFDF has published the WFDF Gender Equity Toolkit in its first edition. The WFDF Gender Equity Toolkit was commissioned by the WFDF Women in Sport Commission and funded by the WFDF Development Program supported by IOC funding. Alicia Lui was lead author for the project. “Gender equity – the process of giving fair treatment to all individuals based on their needs, interests, experiences, irrespective of gender – is crucial to ensure everyone can participate and enjoy Disc Sports fully around the world,” stated WFDF Women in Sport Commission chair Caroline “Caz” Malone. “The WFDF Tournament Directors Toolkit (“TDT”) provides Tournament Organizing Committees (“TOCs”) with information about gender equity, along with practical ideas to stage events that are more gender equitable. There are also strategies that everyone in the community can use …

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WFDF featured on TAFISA’s Family Day

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The World Flying Disc Federation (“WFDF”) is pleased to announce that WFDF will be featured on TAFISA’s Social Media channels in the frame of the TAFISA Family Day. With more than 270 members from over 150 countries on all continents, TAFISA aims to achieve an “active world’ by globally promoting and facilitating access for every person to Sport for All and physical activity. An online campaign, the TAFISA Family Day celebrates the members’ commitment for a better world. TAFISA Family Day is a great opportunity for the members to share their efforts in combatting physical inactivity through Sport for All and increase awareness within TAFISA Family and the global Sport for All Movement. “WFDF believes that the portfolio of Flying Disc sports are accessible over one’s entire lifetime. Moreover, there is a lifestyle aspect and culture that is embraced by participants, making it …

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WFDF to hold Congress virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic

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The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) will hold their 2020 Annual Congress in virtual format due to the Coronavirus pandemic. WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch confirmed the action in the official invitation for the Congress which will be held on 15 August 2020. Delegates from many of the 89 Member Federations from 87 countries are expected to attend in what is a response to the current global crisis. “WFDF, in a move to prevent delegates from any infection risk, has decided to hold its annual Congress by videoconference. This will have an additional advantage as all Federations can attend the occasion virtually, which might well result in the highest Congress attendance in WFDF’s history,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “We had a number of our members attend our 2019 Congress 2019 in Alataguse (EST) online so we feel quite confident …