Spirit of the game is an integral and essential aspect of ultimate, and on Monday, Dec. 3 it’s being celebrated worldwide with International Spirit of the Game Day!
As International Spirit of the Game Day falls on Mile Zero Ultimate (MZU)’s regularly scheduled league play, we’re pleased to partner with MZU to help mark the occasion. We are:
– encouraging spirited play in all games (and leagues!);
– inviting all teams to play a spirit game following their spirit circle;
– celebrating the Most Spirited Players with swag and photo ops; and
– encouraging players to have discussions about spirit both on and off the field.
This year, the theme for iSOTG Day is “youth,” so we’ll also be giving Spirit of the Game extra emphasis in our youth leagues on Dec. 2. We’ll talk about the importance of spirit in ultimate as well as play some spirit games so the next generation of players is able to carry forward the respect, passion and fair-mindedness that spirit of the game represents.
Learn more about Spirit of the Game.
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Mile Zero Ultimate’s new board of directors.
Mile Zero Ultimate (MZU) has elected a new board of directors for the upcoming year.
Board elections took place during MZU’s annual general meeting on Nov. 14. The new board includes:
- President: Allan Johnson
- VP league: Jason Murphy
- VP finance: Adam Drover
- VP spirit: Jordan Kavanagh
- VP communications: Rachael Fitkowski
- Members at large: Michael Walsh, Colin Martin, Gina Reid, Jill Henderson, Dana Howse and Jessica Wade
MZU runs adult co-ed leagues in St. John’s with over 500 people playing in a variety of leagues year-round.
Congratulations to the new board of directors! Thank you as well to outgoing board members Tiffany Warren, Mark Flynn and Peter Thompson.
Team Batman won MZU’s 2018 outdoor fall league.
Mile Zero Ultimate’s Super Sunday Outdoor Fall League wrapped up on Nov. 11 with Team Batman taking home the victory 7-3 over Deadpool.
The superhero-themed league saw 42 new players take to the fields for the first time.
It was also the first league in the province to implement the use of the WFDF gender Ratio Rule A, which alternates the gender ratio on the field every second point to provide near equal playing time for male and female players.
Congratulations to MZU for its leadership on gender equity initiatives, and player recruitment!
Super Sunday Outdoor Fall League Winners:
- Overall winner: Batman
- Most Spirited Male: Jason Murphy
- Most Spirited Female: Kathleen Sullivan
- Male MVP: Jerry Croke
- Female MVP: Tori Kearney
- Most Spirited Team: Harley Quinn
Members looking for more ultimate have two options for co-ed play this fall.
Mile Zero Ultimate (MZU) is offering both an outdoor hat league and an indoor build-it-yourself (BIY) league.
Fall Outdoor Hat League
Registration is open until Wednesday, Sept. 5. The league will take place on Sunday nights from Sept. 9-Nov. 4.
Players who are new to the league, or whose first league was in the Capital Subaru Summer League, receive a $10 discount on the registration fee. Players may sign up alone or with a partner.
New to this league is the implementation of the WFDF Ratio Rule A, which alternates the gender ratio every second point so that players of all genders receive equal play.
Fall Indoor BIY League
MZU is now taking expressions of interest from interested teams. Captains must submit EOIs by Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.
The BIY league has space for 24 teams. If there is interest from more than 24 teams, a lottery will be held to see which teams gain entry.
Individual players looking for a team, or teams looking for players, may use this matchmaking form to join a team or complete a roster.
The league will run on Monday nights from Sept. 24-Dec. 17.
Young Guns poses with the Flaherty Cup after winning the 2018 summer league title from Mile Zero Ultimate. Photo credit: Kenny Budgell.
Young Guns unseated long-running MZU champs Fellowship of Awesome to claim the 2018 Flaherty Cup on Saturday.
The final score of the tightly contested final was 11-10. Fellowship of Awesome had previously won the title 10 years in a row, an unprecedented achievement.
Playoff day for Mile Zero Ultimate’s Capital Subaru Summer League was held on Aug. 25 with 26 teams participating.
- A final: Young Guns
- B final: Huck Up? Huck Off!
- C final: Team Slow Clap
- D final: Rubber Huckies
- Most Spirited Team: Flickapedia
- Most Spirited Players: Brandon Kilfoy (Beer Pressure), Jon Power (Canadian Armed Flickers), Lynsey Alcock (Sunny D’s)
- Most Committed Male: Paolo Mascarin (Fellowship of Awesome)
- Most Committed Female: Rachael Fitkowski (Flickapedia)
- Male MVP: Andrew Ward (Sunny D’s)
- Female MVP: Whitney Mullett (Scoober Doo)
- Captain of the Year: Andy Porter (Frisky Dingo)
- Favourite Opponent: Half Cut
- Favourite Team Name: Darkwing Huck
Congratulations to all the winners and to MZU on another fabulous summer league!
Mile Zero Ultimate is offering FREE pick-up games every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bowring Park this summer.
Players of all skill levels are welcome. Invite your friends to join you and try out a new sport! Bring a light and dark jersey or shirt and water.
Details will be available on the MZU Facebook page, where they’ll be creating an event for each week. Questions? Send them to email@example.com.