In years gone by, frisbees were a big part of outdoor fun in the sun. Flying discs of different colours and designs were flung with happy abandon between family and friends on our beaches, in parks or in our back yards.
Well it seems they never actually went away. In fact, not only do they still provide fun as a game, but many take frisbee throwing seriously as a sport.
Many of those serious Ultimate flickers will be in the Latrobe Valley in September for the Victorian Mixed Ultimate Championships. The best teams will go on to the Australian championships later in the year.
The two-day event will be at the Traralgon West Sporting Complex on 5 and 6 September, attracting around 250 players from 16 clubs around Victoria. Both days will feature non-stop Ultimate action with games on eight fields to be set up at the complex. The grand final match will be on the Sunday afternoon.
“We encourage everyone to come along to view what Ultimate Frisbee has to offer as a sporting opportunity and the amazing culture it has,” said Tournament Director, Simon Talbot from Ultimate Victoria. The event is being supported by Latrobe City Council.
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Later in the year, Traralgon will also host some top level table tennis.
Two events, the National Veterans Championships and the National Senior, Youth, Junior & Para Championships will land in Latrobe Valley in November and December over 18 days of competition, aligning multiple national championship events for the first time ever.
The events will be delivered by Table Tennis Australia, with support from Latrobe City Council and Destination Gippsland, and are expected to attract around 2,200 participants, officials and spectators to the Traralgon Sports Stadium.
The frisbee and table tennis events will be subject to strict compliance with any COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the events, with the necessary approvals from VIC Health and the Victorian Government.