A flying disc (also called a Frisbee or simply a disc) is a gliding toy or sporting item that is generally made of injection-molded plastic and roughly 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) in diameter with a pronounced lip. It is used recreationally and competitively for throwing and catching, as in flying disc games. The shape of the disc is an airfoil in cross-section which allows it to fly by generating lift as it moves through the air. Spinning the disc imparts a stabilizing gyroscopic force, allowing it to be both aimed with accuracy and thrown for distance.
Ultimate is a non-contact, self-refereed team sport played with a flying disc frisbee. The aim of the game-Two teams of seven players compete on a playing field about the same length as a football field, but narrower. They score a goal if one of their players catches the disc in the opposite end zone.The Ghana Flying Disc Association(GFDA)was recognised by the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) last week.This signifies that the Ghanaian counter part can officialy participate and organise international games.The President of the Ghana Flying Disc Association,Desmond Kwame Mantey explained during his engagement by the media in his office,that “the Ultimate Frisbee has the potential to rock shoulders with football in Ghana and to be an household name.”
The Ghanaian national executive body has strategically moved to the regions covering communities and schools and the achievements have been great.Community youth clubs are supplied with discs for training and plans are advanced for taintative coaching courses with the districts of the regions.It is expected that mini tournaments within the regions will keep off before the this year runs out.The world recognition approval came in as a motivational drive for the entire country.
By:Samuel Alabi Tetteh