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WFDF is ready to fly in Chengdu for the World Games 2025

By Yutang Sports 17 Apr 2024

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is preparing for The World Games Chengdu 2025, one of its most important events, as it embarks on a new era.


The organisation is hosting seven international events this year, including World Championships for both ultimate and disc golf in the Australian cities of Brisbane and Perth, respectively.

These serve as the qualifiers for next year’s Games in China, which WFDF President Robert Rauch described as “the highlight of our quadrennial event cycle”.

The body has also completed its updated strategic plan through to 2028, focusing on transitioning to “WFDF 3.0”, with the aim of upgrading its operations.

“For our initial steps in implementing WFDF 3.0, we have recently hired three additional members of staff to provide us with the resources we need in the areas of communications and social media, member services and sport development, and office management,” Rauch told SportAccord.

“So, we will be focused on maximising the additional value they bring. We are hoping to add at least five new countries as Members, bringing our total to 112 Member National Federations by the end of the year.

We are also looking to support several Members in obtaining recognition by their National Olympic Committees, and to obtain recognition by at least one of the Olympic Continental Associations.”

The structure of the International Federation ensures that flying disc sports are supported by a “robust global organisation” that can provide support to Members, as well as host world-class events, and promote and grow the sport at a grassroots level, according to Rauch. Increasing the visibility of the WFDF’s disciplines to a standard matching Olympic sports is also a focus.

Flying disc missed out on a place at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, but has not given up on its Olympic dream and is now targeting the Brisbane 2032 Games.

Rauch claimed flying disc is an ideal candidate for the event due to its “youth appeal, gender equality, and universality”.

He also said that inclusion in the Olympics would “provide the visibility and credibility to support our objectives and help us grow our sport”.


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About Yutang Sports

As one of SportAccord's Principal Media Partners, Yutang Sports is a Chinese leading sports marketing and media platform, with an ultimate mission to connect China and world through sports. After years of growing, Yutang Sports, with a comprehensive media and marketing promotion system, is now dedicating to reporting sports business and marketing trends, providing sports business news, analysis, and exclusive data reports in both Chinese and English. Having been cooperated with top-level domestic and international sports summits, Yutang Sports is opening a window for Chinese sports industry to embrace the world.

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