Australia’s Gold Coast to host World Championships in 2024

The 2024 WFDF World Ultimate Championships have been announced to take place from August 31st to September 7th on Australia’s Gold Coast. The tournaments will primarily be held at the Runaway Bay sports precinct on Australia’s east coast, just south of Brisbane. The WFDF states that the athletes’ accommodation will be adjacent to the beach at Surfers Paradise. This marks the first return of the national team to the WFDF World Championship since 2016, due to both the 2020 and 2021 WUGC being canceled due to the pandemic.

According to WFDF chairman Robert Knob, “it is great to bring the event to the Asia Pacific region and offer all attendees the opportunity to travel to parts of the world they otherwise would not have had the chance to visit.” The LOC has been working on detailed plans and building relationships with host cities prior to the pandemic, ensuring a great experience for athletes, supporters, and spectators alike.

The World Guts Championship will be held concurrently with the WUC, having split apart from its original WUGC compound event. Australia has hosted World Championships in the past, most recently the 2019 U-24 World Championships. The country was also scheduled to host the World Masters Ultimate Club Championship in 2020 and 2021 but was canceled due to the pandemic.

AFDA President Simon Farrow expressed his delight at hosting the WFDF 2024 WUC and WGC events. The President credited TD Matt Ryan for embarking on this dream since 2018, attending various World Ultimate Events and hosting numerous local Australian tournaments. Farrow said that he is excited to contribute to providing a great experience for athletes, volunteers, and spectators, and the entire Australian Ultimate community is thrilled to bring this event to their country.

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