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Felix Shardlow is an Ultimate Frisbee player (since 2000), coach (since 2002), strategist (hex), cameraman, and analyst of the game. He has so far enjoyed a playing career including appearances in Clapham and GB Open teams, and a Mixed European Club gold medal. He recently played with GB Beach Men’s Masters at WCBU 2017 – finishing 3rd in the personal statistics for the division (below), and won Bronze at the Euro Masters Club Championships 2017 with Moonwalkers. He creates strategy and analysis pieces for felixultimate.com, coaches locally, and travels around the world filming competitive tournaments and delivering ultimate clinics & sessions to players ranging from World Championship competitors to PE Teachers in developing countries. His aim is to seed, grow, and develop the sport of ultimate around the world – keeping the spirit of the game ideals, and introducing on-pitch natural dynamic teamwork and communication skills through his Hexagon Offence & defence playing strategies.

Strategically in ultimate he thinks there is a natural, organic, fluid and free-flowing approach to offence which contrasts to conventional offensive systems, and can help teams win and have fun. Defensively he believes teamwork through sandwiching and switching can be developed to counter conventional offensive systems. In 2012, Felix created a new style of offensive and defensive strategies called Mex/Flex, or Hexagon Offence and Flexagon Defence. These strategies have won medals on the national and international stage, and are being increasingly adopted around the world. They embrace a new philosophy and fresh approach to the game.

Felix offers live online video analysis sessions to teams via YouTube, remote coaching services via streaming, and can visit your city and run a Hex Clinic weekend – sharing the strategies, skills, drills, techniques, and philosophies of the game he has encountered, developed, and evolved himself since starting in 2000. Get in touch with felix at felixultimate.com for more information.


Email: felix at felixultimate.com

His most notable coach/player achievements:
Sussex University Coach – 3 Men’s Outdoor titles, 5 Women’s Outdoor titles
GB U23 2015 Mixed Coach – 5th at World Championships
Brighton – Mixed National Champion 2010, Mixed European Champion 2009, Runner-up and MVP at UK Mixed Nationals 2009, 3rd at UK Open Nationals in 2009, 2013, 2015, UK Indoor champions 2005
Clapham 2011 player – UK National Champion, Open European Runner-up
GB Open 2011 player – European Runner-up
GB Beach Masters 2017 player – 3rd in division stats
European Masters Club Championships 2017 – Bronze with Moonwalkers

Felix’s medals (as a player):

Gold Silver Bronze
UK Nats 2011 – Clapham (Open)
UK Nats 2010 – Brighton (Mixed)
EUCC 2009 – Brighton (Mixed)
UK Indoor Nats 2005 – Brighton (Open)
EUC 2011 – GB (Open)
EUCC 2011 – Clapham (Open)
UK Nats 2009 (+MVP) – Brighton (Mixed)
EUMCC 2017 – Moonwalkers
Paganello 2014 – Shocker
UK Nats 2009, 2013, 2015 – Brighton (Open)
UK Nats 2006, 2008 – Brighton (Mixed)

His most recent clinics:

  • Amsterdam (September 2018) – running a Hex Clinic (offence and Flex defence) with representatives from around Netherlands & Belgium – filmed and with in-clinic video analysis
  • Berlin/Potsdam (April 2018) – running a Hex Clinic (offence and Flex defence) with Goldfingers
  • Belgium (Jan 2018) – running a weekend of Hex Offence and Flex Defence clinics with Helgtre, plus two club trainings
  • Moscow (May 2017) – running a weekend of Hex Offence and Flex Defence workshops, plus running trainings with local club, university, and women’s teams
  • Albania (April 2017) – working with 10 Million Discs to introduce Ultimate to the entire country, through training 250+ PE teachers and working with several youth groups
  • South Africa (March 2017) – working with Gauteng Ultimate to develop university teams, township teams, and visiting international players advanced player skills and basic coaching skills
  • Southampton (Sept 2016) – introducing Hexagon Offence and Flexagon Defence to local university players
  • St Andrews (Sept 2016) – teaching skills and techniques, plus introducing Hexagon Offence and Flexagon Defence, over week of pre-season training (St Andrews beat Sussex in the Indoor National Final in late 2016, Felix’s Sussex team won outdoors early 2017)
  • Latvia (Sept 2016) – introducing Hexagon Offence and Flexagon Defence to local teams Salaspils, Sirocco, OFK, Ventspils, and more
  • Macedonia (May 2016) – working with 10 Million Discs to introduce Ultimate to schools, train PE Teachers, and develop visiting international players

Individual players whom Felix has coached from beginner to international-standard include:

  • Ashley Yeo (Clapham 2012+, GB Open 2015+)
  • Beccie Haigh (Iceni 2011+, GB 2011+)
  • Hayden Slaughter (GB Open 2015+)
  • Megan Hurst (GB 2010+)
  • Nick White (GB 2013+)
  • Hannah Brew (GB 2013+)
  • Callum Ayers (GB Open 2012+)
  • Alizé “Bob” Clough (GB 2007+)
  • Richard “Gash” Harris (Clapham 2007+, GB 2007+)
  • Kai Yokoo (Clapham 2005+, GB 2007+)
  • Elliot Canning (GB 2015, Clapham 2017)
  • Joe Butler (GB Beach 2015)
  • Josh “Geezer” George (GB 2015)
  • Also: Robbie Haines (from 3rd year), James Wotherspoon, Tom Mannings (from 3rd year), Christian Turvill, Anastasia “Starzy” Riordan-Eva, Becca Easey, Abi Cohman, Rich Roberts, Christianne Birtwhistle, Nanna Aaserod (Norway), Jack Beezer, Mette Moller-Nielsen (Denmark), Maxine Tink, Vicki James, Sara Nilsson (Sweden), Luis Semple (Clapham).

From 2006-2016, Felix set up and ran Push Pass Productions, the main source of high quality European Ultimate footage for players and fans – covering the UK and European Club Championships each year.

 In 2004, Felix was a key founder of Brighton Ultimate – now the biggest Ultimate club in Europe. He has been training and playing at the top level since the year 2000 without taking a break, and coaching regularly since 2002 at levels ranging from primary schools through to Universities and Great Britain teams. He has introduced Ultimate to over 1700 kids aged 8-12 in the last two years, and has likely taught more than 4500 players how to throw a disc.

Read Felix’s full CV here.

Endorsements:

Gauteng Ultimate, Johannesburg, South Africa:

Dolgorukiye, Moscow, Russia: