20.06.2009

AHMEDABAD ULTIMATE REPLACES IPL FOR CITY YOUTH!

Ahmedabad Ultimate, News, Programs

cimg4687As IPL moves to South Africa, the sport of Ultimate Frisbee comes to Ahmedabad.  Ahmedabad Ultimate (“AU”) plans to hold monthly tournaments for players of all ages.  The next youth tournament – open to the public – takes place on Sunday, June 21st, at the St. Xavier Loyola High School football fields from 7 to 10 am.  Three international level players/coaches – Jesse Roehm, Hannah Page, and Jaidip Patel – will serve as the tournament directors.

Players from Loyola, the Ashramshala, Abhay Ghat, and Ramapir Nu Tekra will compete for t-shirts, flying discs, and DVDs.  The team exhibiting the best sportsmanship will receive a special prize.  The tournament will also feature an exhibition game with players from IIM-A, the United States, and the UK.

Ultimate is a team sport, combining elements of football and basketball. Created over 40 years ago, the game of Ultimate is played across thousands of schools and universities around the world.  Kodaikanal and Chennai have hosted similar tournaments for local players.

Ahmedabad Ultimate is continuing its grassroots campaign to train youth to be players/coaches in a citywide sports league. Ultimately, AU hopes that the game will bring together children from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and religions.  Come experience India’s fastest growing new sport . . . “Catch” the action this Sunday!

About Ultimate:

Ultimate Frisbee, also referred to as Ultimate, is a non-contact fast-paced field sport that combines the speed, stamina and agility of sports such as football and basketball.  Ultimate is played with two teams of seven on a large rectangular field.  The object of the game is to move the Frisbee (plastic disc) up the field by passing the disc from teammate to teammate until completing a pass in the opponent’s end zone.  Unlike many other sports, Ultimate is played without traditional referees; instead, the players themselves mediate the game.  This mode of self-refereeing upholds the governing “Spirit of the Game” philosophy of Ultimate as the sport places the responsibility of fair play directly on the players.  The “Spirit of the Game” philosophy instills Ultimate with a unique spirit of sportsmanship that encourages a tradition of mutual respect and unity among all players – both on and off the field.

Comment Form

Keep Up With Our Progress

This site lets you stay in touch with Indicorps, learn about new initiatives, share your ideas, and get to know our programs and the people in them. To learn more, visit www.indicorps.org

  • vinay trivedi: we are very lucky that we are part of Volunteer ahmedabad(YLC)
  • Uma Venkataraman: Dear Abi: i endorse your comment on the need for grassroot organisations to tackle the preventable disease in many countries including india Hats off
  • Tushar Deshpande: Dear Anila I am Tushar Deshpande Ani's Cousin from Gulbarga You are doing a commendable job keep it up and all the best, would like to visit your wo
  • Padma Yadavalli: Great work Anila. This blog gave me more information about life in those parts than all my travels did. Thank you for the detailed narration. Very pro
  • Amitav Ranjan: Now I Know why you made it to NY.... Good Job.

Our New Promo Video

Indicorps Twitter Updates

Twitter Updates

    FOLLOW US ON TWITTER