TWO local women are set to represent Australia in the World Ultimate Frisbee Championships.
Alicia Lim (21) from Subiaco and Max Qua (21) from Nedlands have been handpicked from 230 players who participated in an exhaustive selection process, and will join the women’s Stingrays team.
Ultimate Frisbee combines elements of grid-iron, netball and touch football in a fast-paced, non-contact sport; and all players are required to self-referee.
World under-24 Ultimate Championships tournament director Anna Haynes said teams from across the globe are set to descend on UWA Sports Park in Mt Claremont this month.
“The Perth world championships is going to be the biggest and best the world has seen to date,” she said.
Lim started playing competitive ultimate Frisbee in Singapore in 2013, but took it up a notch when she moved to Perth in 2015.
“You need to be versatile on the field, sprint fast and be so comfortable with the Frisbee that you can release the disc from different positions to have that edge over your opponents,” she said.
Qua said she is hyped to play her best with home ground support.
The tournament takes place from January 7 to 13.
For more information, head to wu24perth.com/en_au.