Flying disc champs to compete at York U this weekend

This weekend, the World Flying Disc Federation hosts under-23 ultimate challenge at York University.

More than 800 ultimate players from around the world will descend on York University’s Keele campus this weekend to compete for the boasting rights of being the world’s top flying disc champion.

6804954621_8a06520d42_zSome 800 young people will be testing their flying disc skills at York U this weekend

Competitive flying disc competitions test endurance, eye-hand coordination and more. The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) Under-23 World Ultimate Champions will host an opening ceremony on Saturday, July 21 at 3pm.

Toronto City Councillor Anthony Perruzza will kick off the opening ceremonies with the help of the Toronto Ultimate Club and the World Flying Disc Federation. The opening ceremonies will feature introductions of each of the teams and a First Nations traditional welcome. The ceremonies will conclude with a feature kick-off game involving the Canadian team facing off against Great Britain.

The competition will take place on the south side of Steeles Avenue, west of the University’s stadium.

The World Flying Disc Federation’s Under-23 Ultimate Championships will run from July 21 to 28. Seventeen nations competing in three divisions will be involved in the event. Hosted by the Toronto Ultimate Club, more information on this event can be found at the World Flying Disc Federation website or by visiting the Toronto Ultimate Club website.