Mudgee ultimate frisbee founder Ged Azar will welcome anyone – novice or experienced – to take up the sport for the 2014-15 season.
After debuting in 2012, Mudgee Ultimate club is in its third year and is hoping to have a season this summer.
Four teams contested the inaugural season in 2012-13 however, that changed a year later as many of the original players either moved away from town or did not wish to participate again.
It meant there was no competition as such last summer, but social games played each Monday night.
Azar said with the summer competition starting tonight at Glen Willow, he hopes to see a few people playing – many of them new faces.
“We hope to have some teams this year so we can have a competition,” he said.
“If we can get more people involved, we can have more fun and have a good weekly competition.”
Ultimate frisbee is a mixture between Australian Rules (AFL), netball and gridiron.
The game is self-refereed meaning there are no referees.
The game is played on a rectangular field that is 100 metres long with a maximum of seven players on the field at one time.
The object of the game, like gridiron, is to move the disc down the field and into the end zone.
Azar said you don’t need to be skilful or relatively fit to play, he said the club would accept anyone as long as they are looking for a bit of fun and meet new people.
“We played pick-up games most of last year to introduce the sport to new people,” he said.
“We’ve got a few people who have played before but they’re always willing to help people.”
The club is hoping to send a team to the What The Huck tournament at Temora in three weeks.
“That hasn’t been finalised yet. If we can’t get numbers then we will have to scrap it,” Azar said.
The club is hoping to host their annual Frisbee tournament The Festival of the Muddy Disc later in the summer.
Azar said if anybody was interested about the sport they can contact him on the Mudgee Ultimate Facebook page, or via email email@example.com or come down to Glen Willow tonight from 6pm.
“We are going to have a bit of a throw around and have a bit of fun,” Azar said.