Still may play at U24s or World Beach Championships if they move forward.
January 8, 2021 by Charlie Eisenhood in Livewire, News with 0 comments
USA Ultimate plans to commit to attending the 2021 World Ultimate and Guts Championships if it takes place, the organization confirmed to Ultiworld.
Today is the deadline for national federations to confirm their plans for this summer’s event. Outstanding payments — including an additional €165 ($202) per player — are due before January 15th, and WFDF will make a decision about whether or not to move forward with the event on January 16th. Changing conditions with the COVID-19 pandemic or vaccination timeline could still cause the event to be cancelled later this year.
A handful of national governing bodies have announced that they no longer plan to send teams to the event, including Ireland, Belgium, and New Zealand.
Netherlands, the host nation, has committed to attending.
USAU is closely tied to WFDF: Will Deaver, USAU’s Managing Director of Competition, is the Vice Chair of WFDF’s Ultimate committee, and USAU Events Manager David Raflo is the Chair of the WFDF Beach Ultimate Committee.