Rough start for Wits Ultimate Frisbee

FLYING FRISBEE: Members of the Zone Rangers and Voodoo Kudus watch as their teammates battle it out during Monday night’s league  match.                                                                                     Photo: Michelle Gumede

FLYING FRISBEE: Members of the Zone Rangers and Voodoo Kudus watch as their teammates battle it out during Monday night’s league
match. Photo: Michelle Gumede

The Voodoo Kudus had a bumpy start to the year but are hopeful they will win a few matches during the remainder of the summer league.

The Wits Ultimate Frisbee team played top Johannesburg team, the Zone Rangers this week in the second match of the season and lost 15-1.

Voodoo Kudu treasurer Jayson van Kerckhoven told Wits Vuvuzela this week about the team’s aspirations for this year.

Van Kerckhoven said there have been “a lot of changes” on the first team due to at least ten players graduating or moving to the Wits Alumni team, Skyveld.

The Voodoo Kudus played Skyveld in last Monday’s league match losing by just one point.

“It was a really close match … We really want to win against them in the near future though because they’re a home grown team too,” he said.

According to van Kerckhoven, the team also has a new coach who is an ex-player for one of South Africa’s top frisbee clubs, The Ghosts.

“We really want to win against them in the near future though because they’re a home grown team too.”

“Our coach aims to keep our team fresh and has encouraged us to improve a lot. We really want to do better than we did last year.”

This year the Voodoo Kudus will be going to nationals in Bloemfontein, taking place on the weekend of April 25.

“All teams from across South Africa, universities and league teams will be competing. There are seventeen teams and we’re hoping to come within the top 10,” said van Kerckhoven

The Voodoo Kudus came 13th in last year’s national championship.

Ultimate Frisbee practice is every Friday at 4.30pm and training before league matches takes place on Monday’s at 6pm at the Walter Milton Cricket Oval.

“It’s a cool and dynamic sport and it also keeps you fit. Who doesn’t love throwing a frisbee?” van Kerckhoven said.

The Voodoo Kudus will be playing the University or Pretoria this Monday night at 7.15pm at the Walter Milton Cricket Oval.