Frisbee win for Victoria

Victoria Nomads win Ultimate Frisbee world championships

Duncan McDonald (right) of the Nomads takes on Australia.

Exciting news in the world of Ultimate Frisbee — turns out, our home-town players are the international best.

The Nomads, a Victoria-based group, represented Canada in the Ultimate Frisbee Championships in Sakai Japan, July 7 to 14, and won.

Established 21 years ago through a club at UVic, the Nomads were the defending national champions with four Canadian titles under their belts. Now, the team’s first international win is the ultimate success, says team member Chris Carmack.

“I’m absolutely ecstatic. It feels phenomenal,” says Carmack, 39, who started his Ulitmate career 15 years ago while studying geography at UVic. “This is a sport that everyone can play, which is what makes it so fun, but this [win] is about as good as it gets.”

For more than two decades, the Nomads have kept the  team together despite job changes, moves and births.

Fans of the sport can stay tuned as Victoria is set to host the 2012 Canadian Ultimate Championships at the UVic and Lansdowne fields from Aug. 16 to 19, which will see more than 1,500 players from dozens of teams from across Canada compete. M

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