A big thanks to all who came out for the GSP-AIMST Aerofoil Ultimate Frisbee Fun Day Tourney 2014 hosted by AIMST university and their frisbee team Aerofoil. Congratulations to the AIMST mens team who took home first prize and the Frisbeasts, a mixed team from Penang island who took home first prize in the women’s division. 11 teams with arounds 100 players total competed for first prize from 10 am until 4 pm on April 12, 2014. Some new frisbee clubs in northern Malaysia now have two tournaments under their belts and are looking forward to continuing to improve their skills. If you are interesting in bringing a team to our next tournament please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a note from a GSP franchise in KSA regarding ultimate
Here is a not from a Global Sports Parters franchise in KSA!!Here is a not from a Global Sports Parters franchise in KSA!!Global Sports Partners has been teaching Ultimate frisbee among the International Schools in Saudi Arabia. The children in the area are in desperate need of new ways to exercise and to have fun. With obesity on the rise giving children, teens, and adults a new way to be active is in high demand. Ultimate Frisbee has been well accepted at every school GSP has taught at and we hope for good results in the coming weeks at new schools.
While few might know where NAKA is, more than 100 students at IKBN Naka (Kedah!) enjoyed a sky full of discs recently at a GSP Ultimate clinic. With the student population numbering about 150 (only four girls currently enrolled!), 90% of the students participated … and with the strong support of the administration, the outlook is great for Ultimate as the beautiful campus which opened in 2010 is designed for many more students. There is hope that IKBN Naka together with SMK Lubuk Merbau, IKM Kuala Nerang and SMK Sains Pokok Sena might form a hub Ultimate in the region.
Recently a group of SMK Bukit Jambul students decided to have an Ultimate pick-up over at USM Padang Minden. While many of their schoolmates in the lower forms had been able to take part in an Ultimate Frisbee clinic at their school, they had missed out since they were in preparation for their PMR exam.
Despite lacking some understanding of the rules, they still had a lot of fun. When an old bald Mat Salleh passed by and offered join the girls in challenging the boys, a great competition ensued. The boys ended up wining 8-7, but the girls had succeeded in giving them a scare!
One of the most popular Ultimate events on the Malaysian calendar (the online registration opened in July and was filled within the hour!), the INTI Penang Hat 2013 proved to be a roaring success with 16 teams and 256 players participating. Like all “Hat” tournaments, teams are formed by organizers and players play with each other for the first time on the day of the event. In this years’ edition, Team Alcatraz (Purple) took the Championship with a narrow victory over Isle of Wight (Light Blue).
Tn Hj Rashid bin Hasnon, Penang’s Deputy Chief Minister 1 graciously assisted in the prize-giving ceremony, took to the field to learn how to properly throw a disc and finally to the cheers of all, guaranteed the support of Ultimate by the state government in the days to come. For some great pictures, check out Kai Yik’s photos at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.269134516567932.1073741833.266385423509508&type=1
Good things are happening for Ultimate in Seberang Perai! Thanks to Teach 4 Malaysia volunteer teacher Alina from SMK Kuala Kurai who invited GSP to organize an Ultimate Frisbee clinic at her school, fellow T4M volunteer teacher Alina of SMK Taman Sejahtera decided to do the same.
About 80 students not only enjoyed the clinic but also the fact that Teacher Alina was willing to keep playing with them even when the clinic was over and the pictures had already been taken! The latest news from SMK Taman Sejahtera is that Teacher Alina has contacted GSP to help her organize a clinic for teachers from more than 10 schools in the Bukit Mertajam area this coming March. Good job, Teacher Alina!