Team en­joy ul­ti­mate suc­cess

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - TESS IKONOMOU

A TOWNSVILLE ul­ti­mate cham­pi­onships team was placed in the top five in Aus­tralia af­ter a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

Ul­ti­mate is a non- con­tact team sport played with a fris­bee and is played in more than 30 coun­tries world­wide. It com­bines el­e­ments of net­ball, touch foot­ball, and grid­iron.

The lo­cal so­cial league has 150 mem­bers and the ad­vanced league has 50 mem­bers.

Cap­tain Rey Arteaga said he was very pleased with the out­come.

“Through­out the sea­son we weren’t ac­tu­ally fo­cused on win­ning, we de­vel­oped the play­ers in­di­vid­u­ally,” he said.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic re­sult and shows our devel­op­ment paid off.”

Mr Arteaga said the team played well be­cause of the tight so­cial bonds and re­spect be­tween mem­bers.

“We see each other three to four times a week. We have a so­cial league club and we also run our com­pet­i­tive league,” he said.

“We hold so­cial events and go out to­gether, so we’re def­i­nitely friends, check­ing on each other and mak­ing sure they’re OK.”

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