We held our AGM a couple of weeks ago on the 15th of November and discussed what we are aiming to achieve as a club over the next few months. Please take the time to read through the minutes, especially if you were assigned a responsibility at the meeting.

The main points covered were:

  • Coaching in schools
  • Additional training and training facilities
  • Coaching in schools
  • Away kit
  • Club elections

You can read the full document from the link below:

Meeting Summary

In 2008 a band of Frisbee vigilantes took an oath to revolutionise and dominate the indoor game and to never play a quarter final sober. In 2010 they succeeded.

2010 Season:

UK Indoor National Champs

UK Mixed Indoor National Champs

Mix and Mingle Champs

With home advantage at UK Nationals, DiscMen were able to sweep aside their old foes Old Skool (twice) and romp to victory in the final against Fully Charged (losing finalists 3 years in a row….ouch). The home crowd went wild! The mixed season brought more silverware as DiscMen once again taught everyone in Sheffield how to win, party and generally live their lives. We went in to Mixed Nationals as favourites and did not dissappoint. Bears were the opponents in the final and we knew they would be tough after fighting out a draw against them on the first day. Bears went up by 3 with 6 minutes to play but swift offense and cool heads brought the game to Sudden Death. DiscMen forced a turnover and sealed the win and a double National championship. Undefeated in 2010.

Add to these victories Far Flung dominance at mixed uni nationals and the spectacular arena that is Toryglen, it is no wonder why Glasgow is now regarded as the spiritual home of indoors. Lately we have competed indoor tournaments as Glasgow, but the heroes and villains of DiscMen are still out there, waiting for a time when the world needs them again…

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After a successful inaugural season, the Principality of Sealand returned to the UK mixed Tour to do battle with their English foes. In 2009 Glasgow managed to send a team to every event, in 2010 we managed to send 2!

Tour 1 began brightly with wins over Don’t Let Go and BAF that put the Sealanders within touching distance of the semi finals. In what was effectively a quarter, Bear Cavalry ran out 6-0 up in the first half. A brave fight back to 9-8 was followed by a mammoth point lasting over 10 minutes. Despite getting the disc over the goal line twice, it was Bears that finally converted and took the win and Sealands Sunday slump relegated them to 10th. Tour 2 saw the Principality slip back in to the top eight following another thrilling comeback and sudden death victory (by now a trademark) against Peeps. 7th overall. Nationals was another mixed bag of results, we had another close game against Bears but threw it away in the second half and took Brighton to sudden death in our best performance of the season. So close to making semi-finals again but tired legs on Sunday and we finished 11th.

This years foreign adventure took us to Amsterdam for 6 days of debauchery and the Windmill Windup tournament. 5 of our 8 games went to sudden death, again we lost narrowly to semi final contenders and ended 11th. The final victory against Ultimate Delux was one of the most spirited performances ever witnessed on the Frisbee field.

In 2011 we will compete in the mixed tour as Glasgow and return to Windmill for more fun and games. However, this may not be the last you see of the Principality…

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Fusion are Scotlands elite open team made up from the top players around the country including several from Glasgow. In 2008 the squad split into two separate teams (East and West) in order to expand our numbers and promote player development. In 2009 the move paid off with a top 8 finish at Euros.

2010 and Fusion faced another challenge to rebuild. Star players had left for the big lights of London and it was up to a small core of accomplished veterans and talented rookies to carry the torch. Though the light shone dim during another inconsistent tour season (8th, 5th, 10th), the flame ignited as Fusion once more impressed at UK Nationals and EUCF in Spain.  Fusion took a squad of 10 players to UK Nationals in Southampton, finally got a victory over Brighton for the first time that season, topped their group and earned a place in the live broadcast semi final against Chevron. A brave Fusion performance but Chevron took a lead just before half and managed to hang on to it. This was followed by a sudden death loss to Fire and another victory over Brighton to secure a place at European Championships for the 5th year out of 6. Day 1 of EUCF Spain again exposed inconsistencies in a team that had barely trained together. Crushed by Skoggs, an overwhelming victory over Feldrenner and a narrow defeat against the Fins was enough to put Fusion through to the quarters in a 3 way tie.  Quarter final opponents Freespeed found it hard to make their athleticism count against an energetic Fusion squad, but in the end they made a couple less mistakes. Fusion eventually finished 8th, matching the performance of 2009. The tournament also spawned the inaugural annual Fusion scavenger hunt and fish fight. Fusion MVP 2010 was won by Shaun Webb.

Fusion are already preparing for 2011 with a more focused attitude on training and development that should see this talented squad finally fulfill their potential and probably win Nationals.
Trials will begin in February.
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The Glasgow based division of Fusion began their campaign with Tour 0, a qualification event to make the top division at Tour. Hoping to emulate their A Tour adventures in 2008 the team had to finish in the top 6 to make the grade again for 2009. Although the core of the team still existed, West had picked up a lot of newbies for the season. Saturday was a learning experience for everyone involved as we worked on new plays, consolidated structures and finally developed a team that looked comfortable playing against a zone. On Sunday the team really gelled and we finished 3rd overall, dominating against every team apart from Leeds and going to the A tour seeded 10th.

Inconsistencies showed at Tour 1. After destroying the Brown we lost out in a 3 way tie putting us bottom of the group and were eventually relegated from the A tour by Strange Blue.

Tour 2 and Fusion West took on a different challenge, winning the B tour with 8 players. We were comfortable group winners on Saturday but found ourselves 13-9 down in a game to 14 at the semi final stage. We managed to we find a defense that worked for us, clawed back the points and made the final. We went on to take the title. At nationals the west players decided they liked playing with 8 players so much they did it again!

In 2010 Fusion will probably persist as a single squad however if there are enough players there may be a Glasgow based open team open to everyone interested.

Shaun

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Fusion are Scotlands elite open team made up from the top players around the country including several from Glasgow. In 2008 the squad split into two separate teams (East and West) in order to expand our numbers and promote player development. The goal was to re-form at the end of 2009 and select the top players to compete at the European club championships in London.

After a very successful 2008, dwindling numbers and loss of experienced players led to disappointing results for both teams at Tour 1. The stronger Fusion East team finished outside the top 10 for the first time and although they improved their performance at Tour 2 they were still struggling against the top teams.

We decided to unite our squads to start focusing on Europeans and narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot at Nationals after a sudden death point against Brighton. European qualifiers began woefully; we were tamed by Clapham and defeated in the crucial matches against Emo and Leeds. However, the team wasn’t quite ready to lie down and finished the weekend by comfortably taking down Chevron (eventual European champs) and Fire (2nd at UK nationals) to qualify the hard way and go to Euros as the 3rd seeded UK team. There was now a strong belief in the team that we could compete at the top and it seemed we were going to peak in time for Euros after all.

After 2 days of brutal ultimate in the London sun we managed to top our group and destroy Fire (again) to make the quarter finals. Unfortunately at this point we lost momentum and did not win any of our remaining games despite some good performances, especially against Ragnarok in our final game.

This was undoubtedly the most varied season Fusion has ever had; the journey from outside the top 10 in the UK to a top 8 finish at Euros made for an exciting story. In 2010 Fusion will return to take on the best in Britain and Europe, beginning with trials sometime in spring.

Phil

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SWIFT are the Scottish womens club team comprised of female ultimate players from all over the country, including several Glasgow based members. We compete primarily in the Womens Tour, the major UK competition for womens ultimate, made up of three tournaments throughout the summer. In 2009 we developed a large squad and welcomed many new players to the team.

Despite mixed results at Tour 1 we finished 8th, more importantly, we developed as a team and figured out how to improve at the next event. At Tour 2 in Brighton we produced some of our strongest performances, the result of extra training sessions and a dedicated core group of players. Our structured defense and smooth offense led to convincing wins over Dirty Olive and Crown Jewels, both of whom had defeated us at the previous tournament. We finished in 6th position and moved up to 7th overall in the Tour. SWIFT sent a relatively inexperienced team to Tour 3 but still managed to take 8th place and consolidate our position in the top 8 of UK womens ultimate.

In 2010 SWIFT will return to compete at Tour and will also enter 2 teams in the UK indoor championships. Training is ongoing throughout the year and we are always looking to recruit more girls to the team.

Kirsty

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For the first time in over 7 years Glasgow managed to field a team in every event of the UK mixed tour, the largest national competition for this division. Not only were we playing for our proud city, as the official representatives of The Principality of Sealand we also carried the hopes of a nation.

The season started strongly, returning from tour 1 as plate final winners and ranked 13th in the country.Without doubt the highlight of the season was our 5th place finish at tour 2. After 3 sudden death finishes in our group games we came out top of the pool, then went on to take the top 8 by storm winning all of our knockout games on Sunday and finishing as high as we possibly could. This included one of the best comebacks of all time at 8-2 down against the reigning champs Chevron, we recovered to win 15-12 and take 5th spot. This result was followed by another competent top 10 finish at tour 3 and the sealanders finished the tour in 8th place overall. A very impressive result for a team in their first season.

We rounded off the year by attending DUB (a tournament in Dublin), playing virtually as iron man all weekend and partying just as hard the team finished up 3rd.
The 2010 mixed season will kick off in the spring and Sealand are hoping to follow up their success in 2009 with another top 8 finish at Tour and another European adventure. We welcome any new faces that are interested in playing and hope to possibly have the numbers for a second team.

Shaun

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In 2008 a group of experienced Glasgow players put together an indoor team with the intention of qualifying for and winning UKU open indoor nationals. As it was ‘only indoors’ the ethos of the team was simply to have as much fun playing/traveling/partying together as we did winning.The team consists of a band of superheroes, who play in white and are out to rid indoor tournaments of boring one dimensional play, and a band of super villains, who play in black and are out to destroy good natured teams chances of winning anything. Each player has their own good and bad ultimate related alter ego.

After a successful first season, winning Discgow, Open Qualifiers in Sheffield and our assault on Nationals cruelly ended at the semi final stage (losing by one point to eventual winners Old Skool), we decided to open up a little more to try and include more people into our team. In 2009 we entered two teams into a tournament for the first time and have already begun our second attempt to win UKU indoor nationals by qualifying in Glasgow. In December we won another trophy for the cabinet after triumph at Glasgows first Iron 5s tournament.

Still to come for Discmen in 2010 is Indoor Nationals, with home advantage, and what promises to be an exciting and what I think will be a very successful/eventful mixed season. Rosters are full this season but if you are a fit and ambitious player, Discmen 2010/2011 could be the very thing to keep you going through the cold winter months in Glasgow.

Blade/Sudden Death

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