University of Lincoln student, Jack Gray represented Great Britain at the World Junior Ultimate Championships in Dublin last week.The tournament saw international teams competing across five days. Great Britain was drawn in a group with Latvia, Ireland, Sweden and Canada.
Gray, who plays for the university’s Ultimate Frisbee team – Lincoln Bombers, said: “The selection process started about October with regional trials, which then went to a round of three national trials from which a squad was picked.
“From the squad, there were a few further drops and the final squad was announced in May. Since then, there have been a few training sessions and a warm-up tournament in England.”
However, this wasn’t Gray’s first time competing in a large tournament for Great Britain.
Gray, who is a second year Politics student at the university, said: “The tournament went really well. We played a lot of high quality ultimate against some of the best teams in the world.”
The Great Britain Under-20 Open squad finished sixth overall in the competition.
He continued: “As a team, we played the best ultimate we have ever done and, on a personal level, I played the best that I have ever played.”
Gray only picked up the sport at the age of 15 and is still looking to continue his training in Lincoln.
“I played last year for the Lincoln first team at all of the tournaments that we entered. I also played in a vast number of fun tournaments.
“I am very invested in the Lincoln team and wish to be there as it grows and improves over the next few years.”
For more information on how to get involved with Ultimate Frisbee at the University of Lincoln, visit the Lincoln Bombers’ mini-site.Tweet