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A BUD player goes high to secure the frisbee in the fast-paced game of ultimate. Photo supplied

Byron Ultimate Disc are holding a series of free Ultimate Frisbee clinics to encourage beginners to take up the sport on Monday evenings in March.

‘BUD has ridden peaks and troughs of membership for almost 20 years. Right now the club is looking to recruit so we are running the beginners’ clinics,’ spokesperson Paul Glennie said.

‘Ultimate is a fantastic way to get fit in a fun, supportive and social environment,’ he said. ‘It’s the biggest team sport in the world that doesn’t have referees, so playing in the ‘spirit of the game’ is a big part of it. We encourage competitiveness, but never at the expense of respect between players and the basic joy of play’.

Ultimate frisbee is a non-contact, mixed-gender team sport played with a frisbee on a field slightly narrower than a soccer field. It combines elements of netball, touch football and gridiron into a fast-paced sport.

‘Over the four-week clinic, we’ll take you through all the basics you’ll need to have a great time playing ultimate – a range of throws, how to play offence and defence, and some basic tactics,’ he said.

‘Our hope is that you’ll have so much fun you’ll come to our social pickup games every Monday night, and hopefully the mini-league we are planning for May.’

The beginners’ course runs on Monday evenings in March from 6.30 till 8.30pm at the Byron Recreation Grounds. The course is open to anyone aged 10 or over.

Paul 0411 264 794 or Facebook ‘Byron Ultimate Disc’.

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