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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 January 2008, 19:02 GMT
Ultimate Frisbee comes to Notts
(Pic: Graham Bailey photography)
Great Britain star Jools Murray will be in action (Graham Bailey photography)
The fast-paced sport of Ultimate Frisbee comes to Nottingham this weekend as Clifton Sports Centre hosts a special women's indoor tournament.

Fourteen teams will compete in the traditional tournament on Saturday.

And on Sunday, players will mix and match to form new teams, with each team captained by a Great Britain star.

Great Britain women's co-captain Sally Fraser told BBC Sport: "It's good fun and a great chance for the teams to get access to good quality coaching."

Nottingham-based Flyte Club are one of the sides taking part in the indoor event and each of the teams will be made up of five players.

Ultimate Frisbee is played on a field or indoor pitch with two rectangular end zones at either end.

Players pass the frisbee or disc up the field (players cannot run with the disc) and score a point by catching the disc in the opponents' end zone.

England celebrate a point during the narrow Euro final defeat (Pic: Graham Bailey photography)
England celebrate a point during the narrow Euro final defeat (Pic: Graham Bailey photography)

The sport is founded on a system of sportsmanship and fair play called the Spirit of the Game and is self-refereed.

Fraser, part of the Great Britain team that finished runners-up to Finland in the 2007 European Championship, said the "Damme Slamme" event will encourage development of the women's game.

"There is a good structure at university level but often the players come and go and often move on when they graduate," she said. "It's hard to get coaching elsewhere so this a great chance to learn from experienced players."

Great Britain have consistently been one of the top women's teams in Europe.

The Great Britain women's team's next major tournament is the World Ultimate Frisbee competition in Vancouver, Canada in August.

Fraser said: "We have a strong side. We came fifth in the last World Championships and got a silver at the European Championships last year and are aiming for a medal."

For more information about Ultimate Frisbee visit the UK Ultimate Association website at www.ukultimate.com

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