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130 countries "play frisbee properly": Liam Grant

Khalid Umar Malik
12 Jan 2022, 03:22 GMT+10

LIMERICK, Ireland - This summer, teams from all over the world will come to Limerick to compete in the World Masters Ultimate Frisbee Championships.

The tournament, hosted at the University of Limerick from June 25 to July 2, is expected to draw 2,000 competitors.

The WFDF Master's Championships in 2022 will be the first since 2018, as the events scheduled for Australia in 2020 and 2021 were canceled owing to the pandemic.

The Limerick event's tournament director described the team sport as "a bit like American football with a frisbee."

Liam Grant of RT's Morning Ireland claimed the sport is popular around the world and that over 130 countries "play it properly."

He went on to say that Ireland has several good players, particularly on the women's team, which is the current European champion.

Mr. Grant stated that anyone interested in joining a club could contact the Irish Flying Disc Association.

He stated he found the sport while in college and fell in love with the camaraderie and social element of it.

Athletes will participate in the Master Open, Master Women's, Master Mixed, Grand Master Open, Grand Master Women's, Grand Master Mixed, Great-Grand-Master Open, Great-Grand-Master Women's, and Great-Grand-Master Mixed divisions across the eight-day event.

Because of the scale of the competition, games will be played at numerous venues in Limerick, including LIT and UL Bohs.

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