Team of the Week: Ultimate Frisbee

“Team of the Week” is a new feature to The Linc, which provides an insight into some of the University of Lincoln’s sports teams. This week, we take a look at the Lincoln Bombers – the Ultimate Frisbee Club.

The Lincoln Bombers was founded by former student, Ben Martin. Photo: John Fernandez

Who are you?
We’re the Lincoln Bombers – the University of Lincoln Ultimate Frisbee Club. We play the high octane sport of Ultimate Frisbee competitively. We train four times a week, twice outdoors and twice indoors.

The Lincoln Bombers is a mixed club and has a strong women’s and mixed team which competes at tournaments. With the Lincoln Bombers, you can play socially or train as hard as you can and play competitively against other universities in the huge number of tournaments we enter.

What is Ultimate Frisbee?
Ultimate Frisbee is a mix between American Football and netball, but played with a Frisbee. There are two end zones (like in American Football) and you cannot move with the Frisbee, much like in netball.

To score a point you have to catch the Frisbee (disc) in the opposing team’s end-zone. There are more rules but, in its simplest form, that is how you play Ultimate.

How old are you?
The Lincoln Bombers are five years old now and was founded by a student who is still associated with the club, Ben Martin.

How did last year go?
Last year was a massive year for the club. We qualified for indoor nationals for the first time in the club’s history and narrowly missed out on qualifying for outdoor
nationals too.

We also hosted two tournaments in Lincoln, a warm-up in January and then our big tournament LSD (Lincoln Spirit Derby), which was held at the Sports Hall on campus.

What does this year hold for you?
This year we want to qualify for nationals again and really make an impact at the tournament so other universities notice how far we have come in such a short time.

We also want to look at a Varsity fixture with a nearby team as The University of Derby regrettably doesn’t have an Ultimate team. Apart from that, we want to continue to grow and expand our mixed and women’s team and really stamp our mark in Lincoln.

Player to watch this year
For such a small club, we are extremely lucky to have such talented players across
the board. One player who stands out though is Jack Gray. He has represented Great
Britain at a junior level and, when he arrived last year at the club, brought unrivalled
enthusiasm and heaps of ability.

His knowledge of the sport has helped us move our tactics on well and with him on the pitch, the Bombers are always a more dangerous prospect.

More details about the Lincoln Bombers, including how to join, are available on the Lincoln SU website.

One Response to Team of the Week: Ultimate Frisbee

  1. baby says:

    i am so good at any sports rugby inclusive i would love to join you guys next year if i happen to come there for university wow this is great