Ultimate is a fast paced sport which is rapidly growing in popularity in NZ. The aim of the game is to score points by throwing a disc to players in your team to score in the 'endzone'.
Ultimate is played at both social and competitive levels, and UCUC supports players of all abilities, from beginners to national representatives.
Ultimate is played year-round with both an indoor and an outdoor season and a multitude of tournaments provide players with the chance to travel around much of the country and even overseas.
Consider joining if...
You're looking for a new sport to try or want to meet some new, fun people! Ultimate frisbee is a mixed gender sport which provides for a more social atmosphere than most other sports.
The majority of new club members have never tried ultimate frisbee before so don't be put off if you haven't either.
After a fun and successful 2016, the club has some exciting plans for 2017 . Find us at clubs day, on Facebook or flick us an email!
Beginner’s trainings: (Feb – April) – A training series aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about the sport. Learn all the basic throws and meet some people from outside of your degree. Days and time TBC, likely Wednesdays or Thursdays, 5-6pm.
Rookie Road Trip: (March) Road trip down to Dunedin to play and party with the Dunedin Ultimate Disc Experience (DUDE).
Post-grad vs Under-grad: (Early April – end of term) – An annual match where a team of aspiring under-grads battle it out against the wise post-grads and alumni. Followed by dinner at a BYO and a night out partying.
Winter Outdoor League: This outdoor league held on Monday nights is hosted by Canterbury Ultimate and UCUC enters either one or two teams.
Winter Indoor League: 2016 saw the inaugural UCUC indoor league hosted in conjunction with UC Sport. Held over terms 2 and 3, it is a social league held on Wednesday nights. We will be looking to run the league again in 2017.
New Zealand University Ultimate Championships: (August/September) – The NZUUC sees tertiary institutions from around NZ battle it out for the title. UCUC usually sends at least two teams, with the 'A' team Honey Badgers taking second place each of the past three years. In 2016 the tournament was hosted in Auckland, but 2017 could see it come back south to Christchurch.
South Island Mixed Chumpionships: (Early October) – Hosted in the beautiful Hanmer Springs, SIMC is a social tournament that is always a highlight of the year. UCUC sends two teams to play, party and have a great time staying together.