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Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Inc. ABN: 58 689 743 544 Murdoch University Sport and Recreation Centre 90 South Street,MURDOCH WA 6150 E-mail: contact@waultimate.com Web: www.waultimate.com

                  The Western Australian Flying Disc Association   (WAFDA) Incorporated      Annual Report  Financial Year 2014/2015                   


Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Inc. ABN: 58 689 743 544 Murdoch University Sport and Recreation Centre 90 South Street,MURDOCH WA 6150 E-mail: contact@waultimate.com Web: www.waultimate.com

Contents 1.  About The Western Australian Flying Disc Association ........................................................................3  1.1  WAFDA Executive Committee Responsibilities .............................................................................3  1.2  WAFDA Executive Committee .......................................................................................................4  1.3  WAFDA Employees ........................................................................................................................4  2.  President’s Report ..................................................................................................................................5  3.  Secretaries Report ..................................................................................................................................6  4.  Financial Report ......................................................................................................................................7  5.  Administration & Governance .............................................................................................................10  6.  Executive Officer Report ......................................................................................................................11  7.  Youth & Inclusion Officer Report .........................................................................................................13  8.  2014 Annual WAFDA Awards ...............................................................................................................17  9.  High Performance .................................................................................................................................18  10.  Universities ...........................................................................................................................................20  11.  Events....................................................................................................................................................22  11.1  Perth Ultimate League Results ....................................................................................................22  11.2  WA Tournament Results .............................................................................................................23  12.  Other appointments .............................................................................................................................27  13.  Acknowledgements ..............................................................................................................................27  13.1  13.2  13.3  13.4 

Head Office ..................................................................................................................................27  Accounting Support .....................................................................................................................27  Technology Support ....................................................................................................................27  Field Vendors...............................................................................................................................28 

       


Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Inc. ABN: 58 689 743 544 Murdoch University Sport and Recreation Centre 90 South Street,MURDOCH WA 6150 E-mail: contact@waultimate.com Web: www.waultimate.com

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About The Western Australian Flying Disc Association  

It is an incorporated association for flying disc sports in Western Australia. Its definition, objectives and overriding  rules are contained in its constitution. The primary objectives are repeated here:  

To promote interest and growth in Flying Disc play  

To actively promote a spirit of goodwill and friendship for all people involved in the activities of Flying Disc  play  

To make  the  community  and  all  governments  aware  of  the  benefits  of  Flying  Disc  play  as  an  outdoor  leisure activity and as a sport  

To assist in the promotion and running of local Flying Disc clubs  

To conduct state championships annually and other tournaments as deemed necessary  

To do all things and acts conducive to the furtherance of the objects and interests of the Association  

To continue  affiliation  to  the  National  governing  body,  being  the  Australian  Flying  Disc  Association  Incorporated  

The branding "WA Ultimate" refers to the flying disc sport, Ultimate. The association accepts the responsibility to  develop  Ultimate  at  all  levels  across  WA.  This  includes  governance  and  sport  development  including  player,  administrator and coaching pathways.    This  Annual  Report  has  been  prepared  for  the  Term  of  Office  of  the  2013/14  Western  Australian  Flying  Disc  Association, Incorporated (WAFDA) Committee.    This Term of Office is concurrent with the WAFDA Financial Year running from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014     

1.1

WAFDA Executive Committee Responsibilities 

1.1. The  WAFDA  constitution  makes  the  Executive  Committee  responsible  for  all  matters  regarding  the  management  of  the  WAFDA  and  defines  its  constitutional  responsibilities  in  addition  to  those  in  the  Western Australian Associations Incorporation Act (1987).  1.2. The WAFDA committee has the power to exercise all the powers of the organisation except those powers  that the Act or Constitution requires to be exercised in a General Meeting.  1.3. The  WAFDA  Executive  Committee's  rights  and  responsibilities  are  further  defined  by  all  of  the  current  policies of the association.   1.4. The WAFDA committee should include and/or develop the following skills:  1.4.1. Finance/Accounting  1.4.2. Administration, particularly sports administration  1.4.3. WAFDA committee experience  1.4.4. Administration of flying disc sports   


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1.2

WAFDA Executive Committee 

The WAFDA Executive Committee elected for the 2014/15 term:    President – Ellen Shackles  Treasurer – Lauren Hoskins  Secretary – Jasmine Seah   

1.3

WAFDA Employees 

  Employee Positions  Executive Officer ‐ Anna Haynes   Youth and Inclusion Officer – Kyal Oh                                              THE WAFDA is affiliated to the Australian Flying Disc  Association Incorporated (AFDA). 

The WAFDA  is  supported  by  grants  from  the  Government  of  Western  Australia  through  the  Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR). 


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President’s Report 

Ellen Shackles    2015 has been a highly successful year for Ultimate in WA:  The 2nd High School Championships was held with increased numbers and new schools joining the competition  We hosted Australia Ultimate Championships (AUC) earlier in the year and fielded highly competitive WA teams  There was a strong contingent of WA players selected to play for Australia at WFDF U23s in all categories  We sent a girls and a boys team to the Youth Ultimate Championships and had a highly successful campaign  Phoenix 2015 was attended by teams from several regional areas  Coaching sessions in schools has continued to increase and a new Youth Ultimate disc has been designed  Increased regional presence and growth of regional clubs Congratulations to the WA teams on their commitment to success and their intense preparation for the championships. It was great to witness player development from the start of team preparations to the tournament. Congratulations to Kaos on finishing 3rd and well done to all players who represented the state. A huge amount of effort went into planning for AUC and the event was a great success! 26 teams competed and this equates to 464 players. There was a lot of positive feedback from supporters, players and AFDA. Thank you to all involved with the organising of AUC, especially Tournament Director, John Damiani. The ANZAC Ceremony was another particular highlight for all who attended.   I would like to acknowledge all of the work done by our employees, Anna Haynes and Kyal Oh. They have been integral to the successful year we have had because of their planning, commitment, vision and support. These two give 100% to everything and have given a lot of themselves, including their own time to the development of the sport – thank you to you both. A big thank you to all our members, clubs, coaches, volunteers, league directors, employees and committee members and supporters for all of the work they did to make 2015 such a successful year for WAFDA. I encourage our members to volunteer – even if it in the lead up to an event. Our employees and the committee will always be willing to help train and explain tasks to you and all help is welcome. A special mention to Lauren Hoskins and Jasmine Seah for their work on the Executive Committee. Lauren has been a dedicated, passionate and vital member of the WAFDA Committee since joining in 2013. She was elected to the position of Treasurer and has quickly gained a thorough understanding of the budget and our finances and has always kept immaculate records. Thank you, Loz!     Ellen Shackles  President   


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Secretaries Report  Jasmine Seah

Welcome to the 2015 Annual Report of the Western Australian Flying Disc Association. I would like to take the time to thank Lauren Hoskins (Treasurer), Cameron (Ex-president), Ellen Shackles (President), and Anna Haynes (Executive Officer) for their continuous support and guidance on my role as the Secretary of WAFDA this past year. My year as WAFDA’s secretary has seen me doing many of the administrative and facilitative functions, such as sending out meeting agendas, taking minutes, and making sure follow up actions are well articulated and completed. In addition, I have helped develop WAFDA Event Communication Standard Operating Procedures, and have learned a lot in terms of WAFDA's Strategic Operation Plans, specifically on how the association strives to develop the sport through key events, Perth Ultimate League, and supporting club run events. Although it has been a challenging year juggling work, entrepreneurial and personal facets on my life, I am tremendously grateful for the opportunity to gain an understanding of the Ultimate scene in Western Australia. A burgeoning sport, I have gained a newfound appreciation of the Ultimate Flying Disc scene in Western Australia - from its humble beginnings to where they are today, to what the future holds. The sport is growing at such pace that I believe the continuous programs, key events and club engagement will only serve to bring it to greater heights. I sincerely apologise for stepping down this year due to multiple personal commitments and time constraints, but my hope for WAFDA is that they continue growing the sport through the excellent job Kyal Oh (Youth & Inclusion Officer) & Anna Haynes (Executive Officer) have been doing through the Youth Development Programs, as well as to continue the conversation with clubs as to how WAFDA can help clubs grow by recruiting new members. Jasmine Seah Secretary


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Financial Report  Lauren Hoskins 

On the back of a very tough financial year in 2013/14, WA Flying Disc Association had some pleasing financial results in the 2014/15 financial year. The WA Flying Disc Association began the year with only $2,272.34 in the bank, but closed the year with a profit of $5,432.35 which is a massive turnaround from the $19,732.17 loss the previous year! We were certainly a bit rocky at the start of the financial year. The DSR grant we rely heavily upon was held up by a “false start” - our first AGM was not valid as it fell before the start of the financial year, so we had to redo it. It turned out to be for the best anyway because our previously appointed Executive committee experienced some turnover: our incumbent President, Kendall Thorn, moved to Dubai and was replaced by Cameron Boyle. And our Secretary, Mary-Jane Rigby, stepped down and was replaced by Jasmine Seah. We had to borrow $10,000 from AFDA to cover urgent expenses and wages while waiting for our DSR grant to come in, but we soon paid it back and finished the year on a very positive note. Unfortunately Cameron moved to Melbourne in February, so as per the constitution the Executive committee appointed Ellen Shackles who stepped up to fill the vacant role of President. Thanks to all those who have been part of the Executive Committee over the past year and a half. I do attribute a lot of our financial turnaround to the smart planning of the 2013-14 Exec Committee who recognised our financial danger, and made the necessary changes to combat it. Last January we reformed the League structure to ensure there were 4 Leagues every financial year, and introduced a more profitable A Division product for our members. We also took back the hosting of key WAFDA affiliated events through the organisation, rather than farming them out to our clubs to host. On that note I want to make special mention of the amazing job Anna has done as Tournament Director for our key events this year, we even received emails complimenting her fantastic communication and work ethic. She is a real pro and I know we couldn’t have done it to the same standard without her. But I can also attribute some of our financial success this year to the hosting of a major national tournament, the Australian Ultimate Championships, so I also want to make special mention of the fantastic job done by our Tournament Director, John Damiani, and his committee. Thanks again to those guys for such a great tournament, we really are lucky to have such experienced volunteers contributing their knowledge and time to our community. Also a special shout out to Ellie Murray-Young for her hard work organising an Ultimate film festival at the Northbridge Piazza. Some key financial data: Our League fees remain our largest source of revenue at $45,826 income, which works out to an average of $11,456.50 per league. This covers our annual league-related expenses such as AFDA fees of $12,974, field hire of $13,190, and League hosting fees $1680. I do want to thank our previous League Directors, Piers Truter and Sarah Rice, for all their hard work, as well as Alicia Liwt who took over with Candace Lines, who is our current League Director. Notable grants received this year were from the DSR & ASC. Our annual grant increased from $28,000 to $31,000 which was a great help. But we also received additional grants for strategic planning and other items, for a total of $40,000 in grants.


Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Inc. ABN: 58 689 743 544 Murdoch University Sport and Recreation Centre 90 South Street,MURDOCH WA 6150 E-mail: contact@waultimate.com Web: www.waultimate.com

These grants go towards paying for our 2 employees, Anna and Kyal, which are easily our largest outgoing expense. Including wages, super & tax, our employees cost the organisation just over $70,000 per year- which is an investment we are happy to make for all the hard work these guys put in. Anna is paid 30 hours per week as Executive Officer, managing the administrative components of the business, and Kyal is paid 15 hours per fortnight as Youth Development Officer, coaching and growing our presence in schools. We know that the work these guys do is directly related to the continued growth and development of Ultimate in Western Australia, and Australia. So again a special thanks Anna and Kyal for all your hard work this past year. In addition to my role as Treasurer I worked on various other projects, including running the WAFDA Awards at the Mt Lawley Croquet Club in October recognising some of the awesome volunteers working to make our sport great - and there are a lot! I also managed the PUL & Events Calendar, assisted with the running of WAFDA affiliated events, wrote a media release to get media coverage prior to AUC, and helped with the draw for the recent single gender league. Moving forward, it’s my vision that WAFDA can work more closely with the WA Clubs. WAFDA can train school kids, and advertise to recruit new players all they like, but ultimately the development of those players’ skills, their enjoyment and sense of camaraderie that leads us to become addicted to the sport, comes from the network of people they play with. Their club. The more WAFDA can do to help clubs develop and grow, the better we can achieve outcomes for the sport in all key areas: player numbers, revenue, and high performance. I’ve learned so much in my time as Treasurer about things I never even expected to, and I’m really looking forward to handing over to the next Treasurer so they can continue on the good work.

Lauren Hoskins Treasurer

                   


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Table 1  ‐ 2014/2015 Financial Position Statement PROFIT AND LOSS 

                     


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Administration &  Governance 

Committee Meetings    In  addition  to  an  annual  planning  meeting  the  WAFDA  also  conducts  monthly  meetings  as  required by the constitution. Monthly reviews of  the current Operation Plan and Strategic Plan are  conducted  and  all  business  relating  to  the  Association is recorded.    Communications    The  WAFDA  is  committed  to  improving  communication  to  our  members,  sponsors  and  stakeholders.    The  official  monthly  electronic  news  update  provides  members  with  current  information  relating  to  Association  activities,  the  website  continues to be a vital communication tool and is  constantly  updated  with  current  and  relevant  news.  Our  new  website  launched  this  year,   

    producing  a  contemporary  view  of  our  Association’s  online  presence  and  a  more  user  friendly communication and information portal.    “Ultimatum”  is  the  official  newsletter  for  the  Association.    Issues  are  submitted  electronically  via  the  WA  Ultimate  electronic  distribution  list  and  are  also  available  for  download  from  the  Association  website.    Social Media    With  the  increase  in  social  media  avenues  to  promote  activities,  reach  a  wider  audience  and  stay  up  to  date,  it  is  recognised  that  our  Facebook  and  Twitter  portals  are  an  effective  tool  for  communication  with  members  and  non‐ members  alike.  The  WA  Ultimate  YouTube  channel launched on July 8th 2013. 


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Executive Officer Report 

Anna Haynes  The  original  intention  of  this  development  position  was  to  increase  the  number  of  people  playing  Ultimate  in  WA  by  increasing  the  awareness  of  flying  disc  sports  in  the  wider  community,  provide  in‐school  coaching  sessions,  running  coaching  courses,  expanding  support  in  regional  areas  and  providing  administrative  support  to  the  Association’s  key  volunteers.  Over five years this role has developed, and redesigned to reflect changes to the organisation and the sport  and recreation industry. We constantly strive to improve our new business structure.     WA Ultimate Website & Communications  The  majority  of  administrative  tasks  revolve  around  communications.  Keeping  the  website  updated,  preparing  the  monthly e‐newsletter and posting information to our social media sites to ensure our members are well informed and  that achievements of this great Association are recorded and shared.  In addition to regular communications we have external parties to liaise with. Preparing reports to the Department of  Sport and Recreation each quarter relating to our Operational and Strategic targets are all part of the administration hub  that is WA Ultimate.    Club Support & Regional Development  Through the support of regional funding we have been able to visit Broome Ultimate Club and provide valuable support  to their players and committee members. Supporting their annual event “The Cable Beach Hat” has been an absolute  pleasure and we can’t wait to return next year.    Events and Branding  You may have noticed the revamp of our key events and the branding that surrounds them. Logos specific to each event  are been produced and used to promote these events making them familiar and professional for internal and external  use. Formalising how events are run and setting consistent deadlines has been a big focus for WA Ultimate and it is great  to see participation grow as a direct benefit.                   


Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Inc. ABN: 58 689 743 544 Murdoch University Sport and Recreation Centre 90 South Street,MURDOCH WA 6150 E-mail: contact@waultimate.com Web: www.waultimate.com

Coaching   Coaching  Courses  are  held  at  various  times  of  the  year.  This  course  is  recognised  by  the  Australian  Sports  Commission’s  National  Coach  Accreditation  Scheme  and  involves  both  theory  and  practical  requirements.  We  also  conduct  coaching  courses  with  Murdoch  University  Bachelor  of  Science  and  Education  students  as  part  of  their  degree requirements each semester.         2015 Australian Ultimate Championships  In  April  Perth  played  host  to  the  nation’s  biggest  separate  gender  event,  The  Australian Ultimate Championships. Over 400 participants across 26 teams took  part  in  the  four  day  annual  event.  Big  congratulations  to  our  Tournament  Director John Damiani and his amazing organising committee on all their work  bringing this event to life.    Anna Haynes  Development Officer                                 


Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Inc. ABN: 58 689 743 544 Murdoch University Sport and Recreation Centre 90 South Street,MURDOCH WA 6150 E-mail: contact@waultimate.com Web: www.waultimate.com

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Youth & Inclusion Officer Report 

Kyal Oh    The past year has been very busy and promising, looking into the future of youth and schools within WA. Vital project development, research and planning has been undergone with primary and secondary school opportunities around Perth. One of my roles is to provide support to the WA Executive Officer, whilst delivering in my role as the Youth and Inclusion Officer. HIGH SCHOOL ULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIPS This championship event was held to support the many schools that currently run Ultimate programs with the support of WA Ultimate, as well as encourage new involvement from schools who may or may not run Ultimate programs. Following on from a successful inaugural event in 2014, the High School Ultimate Championships (HSUC) was even bigger in 2015. The HSUC had nine divisions on offer; Year 7-8; Boys, Girls and Mixed Year 9-10; Boys, Girls and Mixed Year 11-12; Boys, Girls and Mixed The 2015 HSUC saw three(3) schools and nine(9) teams across two(2) divisions battle it out for the championship title. CHAMPIONS Year 7-8 Boys Division st

Year 9-10 Boys Division

1 place

Churchlands Senior High School B

1st place

Churchlands Senior High School A

2nd place

Hillside Catholic College B

2nd place

Churchlands Senior High School B

3rd place

Churchlands Senior High School A

3rd place

John Curtin College of the Arts A

4th place

John Curtin College of the Arts

4th place

John Curtin College of the Arts B

5th Place

Hillside Catholic College A SPIRIT OF THE GAME Year 7-8 Boys Division

Winners

Hillside Catholic College A

Year 9-10 Boys Division Winners

John Curtin College of the Arts A

An ‘All-Star’ team was also announced at the presentations for the event. Our volunteers throughout the day were on the lookout for students who were playing exceptionally well. These players were name on the All Star team and received a certificate and a disc for their achievement A large effort was put in towards running the event from our staff and volunteers, a big thank you to those who spent their day setting up and helping run such a successful event: Kyal Oh, Anna Haynes, Jaxon Botje, Sam Francoise, Louis Hood, Steve Baker, Aiden Deering, Ellen Shackles, and Owen Hearne.


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AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIPS (AYUC) The weekend of 6-7 June 2015 saw the return of the Australian Youth Ultimate Championships (AYUC) for the third time, this year in Sydney, New South Wales. The U18 Western Australia (WA) Team campaign started with the announcement of the teams being formed in early March 2015; expressions of interest for coaches and managers closed on the 20th March 2015; followed by expressions of interest for players and the announcement of the head coaches and managers. Kirsten Chick was announced as the manager for the campaign, however due to her work and study commitments she was unable to attend the championship and Rhiannon Coad was appointed as the new manager where she continued to collaboratively work with Kirsten. The WA representative team was chosen from two selection events held on the 13th and 20th of April 2015. Western Australia were very excited to be a part of the AYUC this year again after a dominant performance at the 2014 championships and this year also saw the return of the Girls division at AYUC with four teams battling it out; NSW X, NSW Y, VIC and WA. The Boys division hosted five states; ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC, and WA. The 2015 Under 18 Western Australian Teams List: Bradley Barton Leah Kuuse Jackson Clarke Jamie Castleden Callum Crooke Lisa Castleden Aiden Deering Mathilda Sinagra Nathan Griffiths Charlotte Jones Owen Hearne Reyer Carpenter Minh Hoang Shannon Carpenter Dylan Hoare Zia Palmer Kieran Howells Ava Mueller (QLD) Jacob Levin Dana Polverino (NSW) Seth Lovell Sarah Monty (NSW) Alex McMorran Chris Pauley Lachlan Stuart Coach: Kyal Oh Coach: Anna Haynes Managers: Kirsten Chick & Rhiannon Coad The WA Girls finished 2nd and the WA Boys finished 5th -- an amazing effort from everyone involved. The WA boys’ captain, Owen Hearne, finished Runner-up MVP at the tournament and our very own Seth Lovell was selected in the Green and Gold All-Australian team who will receive an invite to represent Australia in New Zealand at the Trans-Tasman cup in September 2015. From the WA girls’ team we had Ava Mueller in the top three MVP rankings who along with Jamie Castleden was named in the Green and Gold All-Australian team and will each receive an invite to compete in the 2015 Trans-Tasman cup in September. A big thank you to all the parents and the Ultimate community for their amazing support toward this event. Team WA can’t wait to do it all again next year.


Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Inc. ABN: 58 689 743 544 Murdoch University Sport and Recreation Centre 90 South Street,MURDOCH WA 6150 E-mail: contact@waultimate.com Web: www.waultimate.com

‘YOUTH ULTIMATE WA’ DISC DESIGN Thanks to a grant from the Australian Sports Foundation, WA Ultimate were able to create some new youth discs. These discs will be distributed throughout schools across WA and used for marketing and promotional strategies over 2015-2016. WA Ultimate ran a design competition from the 9th – 23rd September 2015. We had several design submissions and a decision was made to combine two of the concepts. Our winners were Sophie Taylor and Dave Rahul. The new discs look amazing and our Youth Ultimate WA logo has been revamped which is now being used on the Youth Ultimate WA Facebook page. COACHING SESSION DATA & STATS In 2015 WA Ultimate Continued to use the session reporting form to collect sufficient information for planning and reporting purposes.     

A total of 88 Sessions delivered in various schools across WA, exposing 2008 Students and teachers to the sport. 7 of these were regional sessions in held in Broome, exposing 112 Regional Students to the Sport. 6 of the 88 sessions were Professional Development sessions, exposing 140 Teachers to the sport and how it is played and taught. 56 of the 88 sessions were High School Sessions, exposing 1183 Students aged between 13-17 Years to the Sport of Ultimate. 26 of the 88 sessions were Primary School Sessions, exposing 685 Students aged between 13-17 Years to the Sport of Ultimate.

In 2013 (1 Jan 2013 – 31 Dec 2013) WA Ultimate ran a total of 108 sessions and reached 2025 Students and Teachers. In 2014 (1 Jan 2014 – 31 Dec 2014) WA Ultimate ran a total of 94 sessions and reached 1934 Students and Teachers.


Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Inc. ABN: 58 689 743 544 Murdoch University Sport and Recreation Centre 90 South Street,MURDOCH WA 6150 E-mail: contact@waultimate.com Web: www.waultimate.com

2015 saw our exposure to new students/teachers increase from 2014 however the number of sessions held was lower than previous years. This may be due to more schools and teachers learning Ultimate through various resources including WA Ultimate’s own, meaning the need for schools to outsource WA Ultimate Coaches is lessoning. WA Ultimate use of their casual coaches as increased in 2015. There are 10 coaches who regularly run school sessions for WA Ultimate. In 2015, 31 of the 88 sessions were ran by our casual coaches. WA ULTIMATE RESOURCES WA Ultimate’s “Play Ultimate” pamphlet was invented in 2015. This pamphlet is targeted to new players, students and clubs. The pamphlet included information such as; what is ultimate, how to play, how to throw with basic explanations and images, spirit of the game, and how to contact WA Ultimate for more information. These play ultimate pamphlets were also turned into Club pamphlets which involved personalisation of each pamphlet to include Club Logo and Club contacts. The WA Ultimate’s “How to get Ultimate in your school” pamphlet was re-invigorated in 2015 (previous version 2013), this pamphlet is targeted to schools, teachers and students which includes information such as; in school sessions, teacher resources, professional development, High School Ultimate Championships, equipment, Ultimate in your School, and how to contact WA Ultimate for more information. After launching the WA ultimate YouTube channel in July 2013. The intention is that this YouTube channel will produce more media coverage on things such as tournaments, Perth Ultimate League, personal team interviews, volunteer profiles etc. This is still our goal, and it has also been extended into a resource avenue for new players, schools and youth. Uploaded is a ‘What is Ultimate – a Basic guide to the game’ video which was produced and uploaded in March 2015 and has had over 800 views. It is also embedded on the WA Ultimate website’s Teacher Resources page. Production of further Rule videos have started with the intent to compliment the What is Ultimate video and clearly and easily explain the basic rules of Ultimate. These will also be uploaded to our channel and be accessible by the general public, and outsourced to Schools, youth and teachers.

    Kyal Oh  Youth and Inclusion Officer 


Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Inc. ABN: 58 689 743 544 Murdoch University Sport and Recreation Centre 90 South Street,MURDOCH WA 6150 E-mail: contact@waultimate.com Web: www.waultimate.com

8.

2014 Annual WAFDA Awards 

The 2014 WAFDA Annual Awards evening was held at the Forrest Park Croquet Club. The evening started  with a recreational croquet skills game on a six hole course followed by presentation on the awards.  As well  as celebrating  another  successful  year, the  WAFDA  took the  opportunity  to  recognise  the people  who  have  given  back  to  the  WA  Ultimate  community,  both  on  the  field  and  behind  the  scenes.  These  Awards recognise outstanding volunteer performances both playing and developing Ultimate in WA.    The 2014 WAFDA winners were:     Coach of the Year:     Kyal Oh   Club of the Year:     UWA Ultimate Club     Tournament of the Year:  Cable Beach Hat  Richard D’Almeida Award:  Ben Bastion (Male Rookie of the Year)  Richard D’Almeida Award:  Shani Webb (Female Rookie of the Year)  Matt Butler Award:     Kyal Oh (Male Player of the Year)   Matt Butler Award:     Anna Haynes (Female Player of the Year)   Administrator of the Year:   Sam Dickson  Outstanding Service:     Glen Fowles  Team of the Year:     Kaos (AUC Performance)     

     


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9.

High Performance 

Anna Haynes  World Beach Ultimate Championships  March 2015 saw six WA players  in the Aussie line  up  at  the  World  Beach  Ultimate  Championships  held  in  Dubai.  John Damiani & MJ Rigby (Mixed Masters)  Glen Fowles, Kendal Thorn & Matt Borowski (Open)  Anna Haynes (Co‐Captain Mixed Team)   

  Congratulations  to  the  Australian  Mixed  Masters  team  on  bringing  home  a  bronze medal!                World U23 Ultimate Championships    In July 2015 WA had strong numbers again across the  U23  national  teams  that  headed  to  London,  England  for the World U23 Ultimate Championships. Australia  won  silver  in  the  mixed  division,  came  fourth  in  the  women’s division and ninth in the open division. 

Jeremy  Nixon  (VC),  Jeremy  Ha,  Sam  Francoise,  Jaxon  Botje, Alby Evans and Monte Masarei (Open Team)  Rebecca  Brereton,  Paige  Oh  and  Annie  Jessop  (Women’s Team)  Andrew Jennings and Shani Webb (Mixed Team)     In  addition  to  fantastic  WA  player  line  up  Anna  Haynes  was  appointed  Manager  of  the  U23  Open  team.    Australian Ultimate Championships    In  2015  Perth  played  host  to  the  Australian  Ultimate  Championships at UWA Sports Park from 24‐27 April.  With the event here on home turf we had one of the  largest  ever  number  of  WA  players  competing  at  the  national  level  in  one  tournament.  There  were  98  players across WA and interstate teams competing in  the annual national peak championship.    WA  had  three  teams  in  the  women’s  division;  Kaos,  Kalamity  and  Katastrophe  finishing  3rd,  10th  and  11th  respectively.   

Kaos 2015 AUC Team:  Sarah  Brereton,  Geri  Daube,  Mary‐Jane  Rigby,  Ebony  Taylor,  Rebecca  Brereton,  Sabrina  Moro,  Rachel  Deluca‐Cardillo,  Louise  Delane,  Casey  Meakins,  Shani  Webb,  Sarah  Rice,  Kierin  Janes,  Isobel  MacAulay,  Siobhan  Papalia,  Nicole  Della  Rocca,  Minh  Huynh,  Annie Jessop, Tamsin Hearne & Ellie Murray‐Yong.  Coach: John Damiani  


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We also  had  some  WA  players  on  other  teams  too  ‐  Anna  Haynes  (FUSE  ‐  QLD),  Paige  Oh  &Bianca  Stroh  (Sugar Magnolia – Spirit Winners)    Division II Australian Ultimate Championships    2015  saw  Ultimate  Australia  launch  its  Division  II  national peak event in Sydney, New South Wales. WA  took out 3rd place in the inaugural tournament.    Kalamity 2015 AUC Team:  Lauren  Hoskins  (Captain),  Deb  Staples  (Vice‐captain),  Lisa Finch (Vice‐captain), Litani Looby  (Spirit captain),  Rhiannon  Coad,  Kirsten  Chick,  Gianna  Leone,  Ellen  Murray,  Sandy  Wong,  Mayzinn  Yong,  Jasmine  Seah,  Emma  Terkildsen,  Kristi  Ng,  Maxin  Qua,  Alex  Castleden, Cate Lansdell, Candace Lines & Ava Kazemi  Coach: Nicky Colls    Katastrophe 2015 AUC Team:  Caitlin  Bartholomaeus  (Captain),  Victoria  Kueppers  (Vice‐captain),  Kirra  Webb  (Spirit  captain),  Audrey  Chen, Steph Maher, Courteney Eaton, Candace Lines,  Phoebe  Cahill,  Alicia  Lim,  Emma  Hughes,  Sophie  Taylor,  Charlotte  de  Latte,  Joleen  Tan,  Sng  Jamie,  Dawn Yeo, Fiona Pang and Ang Zi Wei  Coach: Esther Barter    In  the  Open  Division  we  had  Sublime,  finishing  ninth  and Bullseye, in their AUC debut, finishing tenth. 

Sublime 2015 AUC Team: 

Jason  Carr  (Captain),  Max  Daube(Vice‐Captain),  Kyal  Oh  (Vice‐Captain),  Ben  Bastion,  Mike  Chan,  Brice  Daudel,  James  Eley,  Mark  Eley,  Peter  Eley,  Eiji  Ito,  Ryan  Kelly,  Ian  McKerracher,  Brenton  McMorran,  Ashvin Nair, Hugh Osborn, Ainesh Ritschny, Mike Tarn  and Len Thong   

WAnchors 2015 AUC Div II Team:  Gurteaj Atwal, Ryan Black, Jake Bolam, Daniel Chang,  John  Damiani,  Glen  Fowles,  Louis  Hood,  Ruebendraa  Kantahrao,  Timothy  Law,  Nicholas  May,  Zi  Wen  Ng,  Felix  Rosario,  Darren  Sam,  Nathan  Smith,  Simon  Urquhart, Jamie Waters, Sing Yic Yong and Jed Yu    Australian Mixed Ultimate Championships    The  2014  peak  mixed  event  was  held  in  Townsville,  Queensland.  Unfortunately  WA  did  not  send  any  teams  to  this  tournament.  Individuals  who  travelled  to  play  with  interstate  teams  include  John  Damiani,  Simon Urquhart and Anna Haynes.    Australian Youth Ultimate Championships    The weekend of 6‐7 June 2015 saw the return of the  Australian  Youth  Ultimate  Championships  (AYUC)  for  the third time, this year in Sydney, New South Wales.  The  WA  Girls  finished  2nd  and  the  WA  Boys  finished  5th  at  the  2015  AYUC  an  amazing  effort  from  everyone involved.    The WA boys’ captain, Owen Hearne, finished Runner‐ up MVP at the tournament and Seth Lovell and Jamie  Castleden  were  named  in  the  Green  and  Gold  All‐ Australian team and will travel to New Zealand for the  Trans‐Tasman cup in September 2015.   


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WA U18 Boys Team: Owen Hearne (Captain), Bradley  Barton, Jackson Clarke, Callum Crooke, Aiden Deering,   Nathan  Griffiths,  Minh  Hoang,  Dylan  Hoare,  Kieran  Howells,  Jacob  Levin,  Seth  Lovell,  Alex  McMorran,  Chris Pauley and Lachlan Stuart  Coach: Kyal Oh    WA  U18  Girls  Team:  Leah  Kuuse,  Jamie  Castleden,  Lisa  Castleden,  Mathilda  Sinagra,  Charlotte  Jones,  Reyer Carpenter, Shannon Carpenter, Zia Palmer, Ava  Mueller  (QLD),  Dana  Polverino  (NSW)  and  Sarah  Monty (NSW)  Coach: Anna Haynes    WA  U18  Squad  Managers:  Kirsten  Chick  and  Rhiannon Coad 

       

10.

Universities

Anna Haynes    University Development  2014 Australian University Games results were held in Sydney, New South Wales from September 29th to October 3rd. Four WA Universities took part in the mixed gender event. Results: UWA – 3rd Division 1 Murdoch – 4th Division 2 Curtin – 11th Division 2 ECU – 19th Division 2

Murdoch University

Edith Cowan University

Curtin University


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University of Western Australia

Four WA members were selected on the 2014 All Australian Green and Gold team: Jeremy Ha, Jack Morris, Annie Jessop and Monte Masarei.

Brenton McMorran was presented with the Martin Laird Achievement Award in recognition for his work on and off the pitch.


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11.

Events

Anna Haynes    Participation has again increased in the last year with continued dedication to consistent and professional  league hosting combined with overall sport growth. This has greatly contributed to growth in league and  tournament participation numbers.    In 2014/2015 the events calendar accommodated 4 WAFDA Sanctioned Tournaments and WAFDA  Sanctioned Perth Ultimate Leagues      1. Phoenix Has Risen (WA State Mixed Ultimate Championships)  2. Witches Hat (Annual Hat Tournament)  3. WA State Indoor Championships   4. Western Regionals (WA Open and Women’s Ultimate Championship)    In 2013/2014 the events calendar accommodated 4 WAFDA Sanctioned Perth Ultimate Leagues (PUL)    1. PUL #51 (May 2014‐Aug 2014)  2. PUL #52 (Sept 2014‐Nov 2014)  3. PUL #53 (Dec 2014‐Mar 2015)   4. PUL #54 (Apr 2015‐Jun 2015)    Participation numbers and results for are listed in the tables below: 

11.1

Perth Ultimate League Results 

  Perth Ultimate League (PUL) Results  

       

PUL #

Champions

Runners Up

Spirit

PUL 51

FEAR The Huck

Hop Hogs

Snatch

PUL 52

Huck Chasers

Frisbee Shades of Cray

Snatch

PUL 53

Yokine Allstars

Team Fletch

Disco Inferno

PUL 54

Chodo Baggins

Frisbee Shades of Cray

Moon Doggies

PUL 51 A Division

Iso Me

Cabs Are Here

Happy Pig A

PUL 53 A Division

Mamita Rica

Business Time

Mamita Rica

PUL 54 A Division Mens

Sublime

WAnchors

Curtin

PUL 54 A Division Womens

Hammerheads

Yesterday

Yesterday


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11.2

WA Tournament Results 

Phoenix Has Risen   Date: 6th & 7th September 2015  Venue: John XXIII College  Tournament Director: Anna Haynes    Number of Team

Number of Participants

Winners

Runners Up

Spirit

13

198

Cabs Are Here

UWA A

Murdoch

   

  2014 WA State Mixed Ultimate Championships Champions: Cabs Are Here         


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The Witch’s Hat  Date: 1st November 2014  Venue: John XXIII College  Tournament Directors: Eugene Liew & Team      Number of Team

Number of Participants

Winners

Most Spirited Team

5

53

Red

Maroon

 

    Picture: 2014 Witch’s Hat Champions                     


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WA State Indoor Championships  Date: 1st June 2015  Venue: Morley Recreation Centre   Host: WA Ultimate   Tournament Directors: John Damiani   

   

               

Number of Team

Number of Participants

Winners

11

73

Business Time

Runners Up

Most Spirited Team Force Victory


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  Western Regionals  Date: 21st March 2015  Venue: John XXIII College  Host: WA Ultimate  Tournament Director: Anna Haynes   

Division

Number of Teams

Winners

Spirit Winners

Open

5

Sublime

Smiling Assassins

Women’s

5

Kaos

Katastrophe

                                                   


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12.

Other appointments 

In addition to local commitments, a number of WA members have taken on volunteer positions of national  and international significance.     Australian Flying Disc Association Board Members   Minh Huynh – Director of High Performance   Anna Haynes – Director of Development     

13.

Acknowledgements

13.1

Head Office 

The head office for the WA Flying Disc Association is at Murdoch University. Day to day  operations are carried out by our employees from our office located in the Sport and  Recreation  Centre  at  the  Murdoch  campus.  This  arrangement  was  established  in  February  2011  and  we  value  this  relationship  and  are  grateful  for  the  University’s  ongoing support. 

13.2

Accounting Support 

The WA Flying Disc Association would like to thank Eclipse Financial Solutions for their  sponsorship. Our annual audit is sponsored by Eclipse and we are sincerely grateful for  their work and support each year.  With over 30 years experience Eclipse are committed to forming close partnerships with  their clients. Their commitment to excellence is evident across their hardworking team  and the exceptional services on offer.    Eclipse Financial Solutions  Suite 1, 20 Kearns Crescent  APPLECROSS WA  6153  08 9200 2792   

13.3

Technology Support 

Connecting Up Inc. is a not‐for‐profit organisation that works to unleash the power of not‐for‐profits by  providing a variety of information, products, resources and programs. Connecting Up in partnership with  TechSoup Global provides donated technology products and services from companies such as Microsoft,  Cisco,  Symantec  and  Adobe  to  eligible  income  tax  exempt  (ITE)  Australian  not  for  profit  groups  and  libraries.  The  WA  Flying  Disc  Association  is  registered  for  the  donations  program  and  has  been  able  access heavily discounted software items required for our administration needs.     

 


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13.4

Field Vendors 

The WA  Flying  Disc  Association  is  privileged  to  have  access  to  high  quality  fields  here  in  Perth.  Our  relationship with these field providers is vital to allow us to host peak events from local clinics to national  peak championships. We thank the staff for their ongoing support of our sport here in WA.          UWA Sports Park 

John XXIII College 

*******************************************    The Western Australian Flying Disc Association (WAFDA) Incorporated    Annual Report  Financial Year 2014/15  W:  www.waultimate.com  E:  contact@waultimate.com  ABN:  58 689 743 544    

Head Office:  Murdoch University  Sport and Recreation Centre  90 South Street  MURDOCH WA 6150 

WAFDA Annual Report FY2015  

Annual Report of the WA Flying Disc Association FY 2014-2015

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