Entries by Felix Shardlow

WCBU 2017: Playing for GB Men’s Masters

I returned from the World Championships of Beach Ultimate 2017 a couple of weeks ago. The journey started back in September last year when trials were announced. I originally signed up for the Mixed Masters as well as Men’s Masters teams, and the first trial was actually playing with Men’s Masters at UK Beach Nationals. […]

Behind the Stream: Fanseat at Windmill 2017

Last weekend I was at Windmill for the first time ever! Instead of playing, I was part of the production crew putting together the live stream which went out on fanseat.com (and is currently available to view in their archives). Who are Fanseat? On the ground at Windmill, the production team was: Mike Palmer, Will Foster, […]

Russia: Strict stacks and hard cuts

I travelled to Russia from 15-26 May, with the primary aim of running a Hex Workshop and playing lots of Ultimate! I contacted many players and teams in advance, working social media (including installing VK – the Russian equivalent of Facebook), got back in touch with a few Russian contacts I’d made over the years, and […]

Felix is going to Russia!

*Update: You can follow his progress via the Facebook FelixUltimate page I will be in Moscow from 15-26th May, and on the 20-21st weekend I’ll be running a Hex Workshop! Russia has a well developed Ultimate community, so the primary aim of this visit is to train interested players, coaches and captains in Hex Offence […]

Sussex Mohawks win UKU Uni Men’s Nationals 2017 – plus a look back to Uni 1989-2016 results

University Outdoor Nationals took place in Nottingham this weekend, with Sussex Mohawks and UCL winning in the Men’s and Women’s divisions respectively. Uni Outdoor Nationals Results 2016-17 Open: 1. Sussex 2. Bath 3. Glasgow 4. Birmingham Women’s: 1. UCL 2. Oxford 3. Edinburgh 4. Birmingham Full results available here. Sussex faced St Andrews in their […]

Albania: Introducing Ultimate to an entire country

I recently travelled to Albania for eight days as part of a 10 Million Discs project in the Balkans. There were 5 of us present for most sessions – Trent Simmons (Founder & President of 10 Million Discs), Juan Amado from Columbia (coach), James Martin (coach), myself (head coach), and Erjona Kurti from the US Embassy. […]

Albania trip: Full daily blog

Albania trip with 10 Million Discs Day 1: Tuesday, 11th April: Introduced Ultimate to 43 inmates at a juvenile prison today, travelling there with staff from the US Embassy including a sound system. The prisoners were led out cell block by cell block – during the games at the end we weren’t allowed to have prisoners […]

New Facebook page live – check for Albania updates

Updates from my Albania trip are being posted daily on my new FelixUltimate Facebook page – read about how I’m working together with the 10 Million Discs global charity to introduce Ultimate at the grass roots level by running sessions with PE teachers, NGOs, and youth groups from around the country.