Captain: Jake O'Brien & Emily Beatty
Subject: Natural Sciences & Maths
Proudest Sporting Moment: Playing for the University seconds team at Varsity last year! I had never played Frisbee before coming to University, so it was amazing to have improved so much to be able to play for Cambridge.
The game is played on a rectangular pitch with two end zones, and the mechanics can be thought of as a mix of American football and netball. The offensive team advances up the field by passing the disc player to player, while the defence tries to make this difficult. Any player who catches the disc must stop as soon possible. Goals are scored when the disc is caught in the endzone. A turnover occurs when the defence intercepts the disc, the disc is dropped, or it flies out of the playing field.
An important part of Ultimate is the spirit of the game, which encapsulates sportsmanship, respect for opponents and adherence to the rules. Virtually unique amongst serious sports, Ultimate is self-refereed, even at international level. The players call the fouls themselves and disputes are resolved through a debate.
The best way to learn Ultimate is to join us at one of our practices, which will run twice a week. On weekends we play matches against other Cambridge teams in the college league. Practices and matches are absolutely open to everyone, without try-outs or any threat of being 'dropped'. We welcome all skill-levels, from absolute beginners to national players. Anyone who shows up is guaranteed pitch time.