Try out Ultimate Frisbee with Bristol Ultimate Development taster session

Try out Ultimate Frisbee with Bristol Ultimate Development taster session

Posted on: 09 Jan 2023

Bristol’s local “ultimate frisbee” team are hosting a free taster session this month for those looking to try out the sport – or just something new in general.


It’s the New Year, and many of us are trying our best to get fit. New Year’s resolutions abound, and gym memberships go unused – after all, they aren’t just hard; they’re boring.


Well, if you’re looking for a new, fun way to get fit this year: look no further than Bristol Ultimate Development (BUD), the local ultimate frisbee team, who are hosting a free ultimate taster session on Saturday 28 January at the sports hall at Ashton Park Sports Centre.


The event, typically known as "Bring a bud to BUD," occurs biannually and is open to people of all ultimate frisbee experience levels and abilities.



Ultimate, previously known as Ultimate Frisbee, is a non-contact team sport played with a frisbee that is thrown by hand. Players must remain stationary while holding the disc, similar to netball, and points are scored by catching the disc in the endzone – not too unlike rugby.


Ultimate is fast-paced and can help players build agility, cardio endurance, and lower-body strength, all while burning a lot of calories – and having fun doing it.


Philip Davies, BUD Recruitment & Retainment Representative, said, "There's something really special about playing a proper Mixed Sport, where people of any gender are on the pitch at the same time and have to learn to play well with each other. Inclusivity is really important to us, and is something our club does well even within the already friendly and welcoming world of ultimate frisbee."



Bristol Ultimate Development, founded by Jake Waller in 2013 and relaunched in 2020, is a development-focused ultimate frisbee club that is open to everyone. The club currently has 90 attending members and meets twice weekly for training.


The taste session takes place on January 28, from 2pm to 4pm. If you're interested in attending, sign up via the Bristol Ultimate Development Facebook page or email Don't forget to bring some trainers and a water bottle.

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Patrick Bate

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