Greater Shepparton will once again host the Victorian Mixed Ultimate Frisbee Championships this Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August.
Last year's event was such a success, with positive feedback from participants leading Ultimate Victoria back to the region for the second year running.
Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Kim O’Keeffe said “I am excited for Greater Shepparton to host this free public event, which forms an important part of teams qualifying for the Australian Ultimate Mixed Championships later this year.”
“On behalf of Council I thank Ultimate Victoria for choosing to bring this event to Greater Shepparton. This is a great opportunity for our region to showcase Greater Shepparton and further enhance our profile as a leading major event destination in regional Australia.”
“The weekend will see around 500 players, officials and spectators from across Victoria spending time and money in Greater Shepparton, a great boost to our business and visitor economy sectors.”
“I encourage residents and families to get down to the Mooroopna Recreation Reserve to support this great free event in Mooroopna while seeing Frisbees being thrown all around the oval” said Cr O’Keeffe.
There will be multiple games on both days running from 9am-4pm, with the grand final match kicking off at 3pm on Sunday.
Nine fields will be set up at oval spaces in Mooroopna to accomodate the visiting teams.
Acting President Jess Chadderton said Ultimate Victoria is excited to be bringing the Victorian Mixed Ultimate Championships back to Shepparton following the success of the 2017 event.
“Our focus will be on trying to develop the sport throughout the state of Victoria and we believe that this event will go a long way towards building the culture and awareness of Ultimate Frisbee within the Greater Shepparton region.”
“We encourage everyone to come along throughout the weekend to Mooroopna Recreation Reserve to view what Ultimate Frisbee can provide as a sporting opportunity and also the amazing culture it has. There will be friendly local Shepparton Ultimate club volunteers at the event who can answer any questions you may have about how it all works, or event if you are interested in giving it a go at the weekly social program Shepparton Ultimate run. It’s suitable for all ages and abilities.
“We would like to thank the Greater Shepparton City Council for their tremendous support with hosting the event at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve and look forward to a fantastic display of Ultimate Frisbee over the weekend.”