The Byron Ultimate Disc team played with plenty of determination and fun to secure a top-20 finish at the 2017 Australian Ultimate Championships held at Coolangatta Beach over the last weekend in May.
The contest attracted 21 teams from all over the country in what is considered one of the more serious events on the ultimate calendar, according to club spokesman Paul Glennie.
‘We came 19th out of the 21 teams by winning half of our pool games on the Sunday, once the teams had been graded,’ he said.
On the first day they couldn’t claim a win playing some of the better sides in the country, he said.
Despite a tough first day the side was happy with winning their fair share against sides of an equal calibre, he said.
The performance was ‘not too bad for a bunch of hippies pushing both ends of the age spectrum,’ he said.
The squad consisted of 14 players and gave BUD plenty of depth and the ability to play two strong lines in the five-a-side beach format of the game, he said.
It also included a couple of players who could well have been the youngest at the competition.
It was also the first time BUD had contested the tournament with a full contingent of local players.
As always there was a great social atmosphere at the event.