As the new uni year approaches excitement is bubbling within Warwick Bears! Enthusiastic freshers are planning what sports to try out, and Ultimate Frisbee is one that should be on EVERYONE’s list.
The first question I receive when I talk about Ultimate Frisbee is; “how do you play that?”. I like to use two sports people are familiar with to help explain; it is a mix between Netball and American Football. It is a non-contact sport, with you not being allowed to travel with the frisbee, but you play on a large football like field with the aim of getting it into an end zone at either end to score. This means not only do you have to be able to throw a Frisbee, but you have to have athleticism, tactics and most importantly, teamwork.
I love Ultimate for so many reasons, but having played most sports throughout my life I have never come across a sport that is as fun, as inclusive and as well-spirited as this. It is a truly unique sport in that sense and is the reason it is growing in popularity exponentially. It has even been recognised by the IOC recently, meaning a spot in the Olympics could be near!
Our club caters for everyone. We have Mens, Womens and Mixed teams, who all compete on the BUCS stage at high levels. We then have Fresher Teams who attend beginner tournaments and a club with members of all shapes and sizes. Most members came to university having never played Ultimate Frisbee but leave being talented players, so do not worry if you have no experience (I didn’t this time last year), and EVERYONE is welcome!
Finally, our club isn’t just about the sport. We have weekly socials ranging from restaurants outings, to bar crawls, to the infamous Wednesday night POP (get excited for this). Being a Warwick Bear doesn’t end with the uni year though, we have Bears Holiday at the end of June, and then Tour to a beach tournament in September. Most importantly, we are a family of Bears who remain Bears long after we graduate, coming back every year for an indoor tournament we hold.
What do I recommend you do now? If you haven’t seen our promo video click the Youtube Channel link below, but make sure you come and see us at the SPORTS FAIR!! We are also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so if you want to chat/ask any questions about anything uni or sport related feel free to contact us!
We don’t like to brag but we really are the best club on campus!
Check out our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WarwickBearsUltimate
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/338556659567021/