Ultimate is a non-contact, self-referred team sport played with a flying disc (or Frisbee). Each team defends one endzone. They score a goal if one of their players catches the disc in the opposite end zone. The player with the disc is called the thrower. The thrower may not run with the disc. Instead, they move the disc by passing to team-mates in any direction. The defensive team gets possession of the disc if an offensive team’s throw is not caught by a player of the same team. Then the defensive team becomes the offensive team and can try to score in the opposite end zone.
Ultimate relies upon a Spirit of the Game that places the responsibility for fair play on every player. There are no referees; the players are solely responsible for following and enforcing the rules, even at the World Championship. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play.
On Saturday 8th February, Our students got a rare opportunity to learn ultimate frisbee through a partnership with Nairobi Ultimate club and Kisumu Ultimate club. We hosted the ultimate experience at the Dagoretti City Council Grounds where children learned about the history of the game, the spirit of the game and how to play (rules and tactics). In attendance were local clubs such as Blackfish Ultimate, Cool Waters, Dahz Ultimate and Fast Touch Ultimate.
This event was made possible by a generous donation of 50 discs from Disc-craft in the US. The whole initiative was driven by Steve Kotvis, one of our sponsors whose interest is in sports photography.