The ANU Ultimate Club (ANUUC) is the home of disc sports at ANU. Ultimate combines the strategic and athletic aspects of a range of mainstream sports, including basketball, AFL, netball, and NFL. It is rapidly gaining recognition worldwide as a unique sport for its mixed gender play at all levels.
Ultimate is set apart from most sports by its total reliance on self-refereeing, meaning that that players are exclusively responsible for following and enforcing the rules. This places a heavy emphasis on the Spirit of the Game - the commitment of all players to play competitively while maintaining respect both for other players and for the game’s rules.
The climax of ANUUC’s season is the Australian Uni Games, held in September each year. In 2018, both our Men’s and our Women’s teams will be attending Division 1 in the Gold Coast. We also regularly send teams to other competitive and social tournaments across the country. To this end, we divide our season into three sections: the introductory programme, during which our new members learn the basic skills they need to play Ultimate; our mixed season, which this year will culminate in a midyear intervarsity tournament held in Sydney; and our split gender season, which finishes with AUGs in September.
ANUUC plays a crucial role in developing Ultimate in Canberra and Australia, with many of our current and former members going on to compete with various clubs or representative teams at the National and World level.