New league launched for older adults

A group of about 35 male and female players stand in a group.
Players in the new St. John’s Older Ultimate League (SOUL).

A new ultimate league catering to older adults has been launched in St.John’s.

The St. John’s Older Ultimate League (SOUL) was formed in August to offer playing opportunities for players in the great grand masters age bracket (45+ for female-matching players and 50+ for male-matching players).

“We chose the name SOUL as a throwback to our initial team name, Disc-o Fever, to recognize how good exercise is for the soul – especially as we age – and to acknowledge the spirit with which the game of ultimate is played,” says Kelly Knight, league president.

The league offered a summer league that saw four teams take part, and aims to field six teams for its first indoor fall league.

Participants of all skill levels are welcome.

“We are attracting former ultimate players who are looking to return to the sport, former competitive players of other sports who are now looking for something a little different, parents whose children have grown and now have time to join a team of their own, people in the community looking to stay active and many of us who are enjoying the benefits of fun and laughter with a group of people who have very quickly become friends!” says Knight.

To learn more about SOUL, visit the website or follow the league’s social media channels: