It took me a while, I know…but better late than never…
When you play the game of ducks…you win or you quack….
Thank you to all those who attended Saturday night’s Annual General Meeting. Whilst it was a slightly smaller crowd than last year, it was a great opportunity for people to have their say in what they enjoy about the club and what perhaps we could improve on. There were some great comments which shows people really enjoy playing with the club, but nonetheless there are some aspects on which some improvement can be made. There were some great ideas and the committee will endeavour to address as many of them as possible.
Most of the incumbents stood unopposed for their positions, which saw the reelection of 5 out of the 6 2013-2014 committee members, with the return of a previous committee member. The one member who is stepping aside to focus on a project of her own is Nicole Walter. The committee would like to thank her for all the effort she has put into the club for the previous year and wishes her the best of luck with upcoming family addition.
So without further ado, the 2014-2015 Funny Duck Ultimate Committee are:
President – Shayne Curry
Vice President – Kevin Noble
Treasurer – Raphael Buelens
Secretary – Sangamithra Rajender
Ordinary Member – Jose Millan
Ordinary Member – Noy Hildebrand
Just a reminder for those who weren’t aware, the Funny Duck Ultimate AGM is on tonight.
For more information see the event below or click the link for a copy of the AGM 2014 Agenda.
If you can’t make it and want to give anyone your proxy, please let the proxy and our secretary Sangamithra Rajender (Dhikka) know at least an hour before start time. If there is anything you would like said on your behalf please also let our secretary or our president (Shayne Curry) know. All places are still up for nominations. Let’s continue to build the only Victorian club who has teams playing in both Mixed and Open seasons!
Monday 22nd of September sees the final week of Season 3 at APL with Div 2 Ducks playing off for 7th spot and Div 1 Ducks playing off for 5th in their respective divisions. With MAD league replacing Division 1 next season, there is only one Duck team in the upcoming APL Division 2 league. This meant unfortunately we couldn’t fit all the guys who wanted to play into the team. However hopefully all those who missed out will be playing MAD league instead.
With just one week’s break post the Season 3 final, the start of Season 4 is just around the corner. Without further ado, the Funny Duck Division 2 team for Season 4 is as follows:
It’s also time to brush up on your rules knowledge. For those who have been playing with us for over 18 months, it’s likely that your previous WFDF rules accreditation is now expired so it’s time to sit the test again. You can brush up on your rules and sit the quiz here.
Wishing the Season 3 teams the best of luck in their final games and to those playing in Div 2 next season, have a great Season 4!
Due to the Victorian Mixed Ultimate Championships (VMUC) this weekend, there will be no training at Princes Park on Saturday 30th of July. If you are free, come down instead to see the Ducks battle it out to be the State Champions of 2014 at Fairbairn Park in Ascot Vale!
As the Melbourne spring begins, the Smurfs leave their cozy mushroom houses and make their way over the hill to do battle against the Funny (and mighty) Ducks.
The time was right to legitimise this beautiful rivalry and the inaugural Funny Duck Princes Cup was created – supremacy of Princes Park and bragging rights at stake.
The Ninja Smurfs arrived early and were warming up with conga style drills (?) well before Funny Duck had a full line. They started strong and pulled away for a convincing early lead. The Ducks struggled to balance the near savage female line with the mega-epic 11 male squad. Frustration from lack of game time set in and the team just couldn’t jell.
Ducks tried a zone but Smurfs walked straight through it, and hucks just weren’t coming down. Smurfs countered with their own zone which fared better earning Smurf (and sometimes Drake) Martin Montes a great ninja Callahan interception.
Half was a very welcome break for Funny Duck. We regrouped and managed to finally have a decent team talk. Male subbing was sorted out and the girls had a well-earned rest. Frustrations settled.
The second half saw Ducks take three points in a row to close the gap and make for a close finish. Noy bravely took a Smurf to the face but managed to carry on. The level of play from Ducks and Smurfs peaked as the half went on. Offence was patient, grabs were great and point blocks were epic. Ducks managed to complete the come-back and secure the trophy and we all left wondering when we could do it again!!
A spirt-game of Ninja wrapped the day up nicely, not before a spint-off with 10 contestants across each of the teams. Jose “Speedy Gonzalez” Millan, really wanted to take on Ian “all legs” McDonald in a rematch from earlier in the year. From endzone to endzone the race was on, however the stride length and sprint technique of McDonald was no match for Millan with McDonald beating him by a meter, with Smurf Erik coming in a close third.
Congratulations to Martin Montes and Tut Baldock for being named MVPs from the Smurfs with Richard Edwards and Sangamithra “Dhikka” Rajender being named MVPs for the Ducks.
We are about to unveil… So it seemed appropriate to paint the town… Or the website for that matter… Stay tuned…
After weeks of trash talking between Ducks and Smurfs alike, the inaugural Ninja Duck Princes Cup will be played tomorrow morning at the Duck’s usual training location. The event is a play-off against the Princes Park residents of Funny Duck Ultimate and Ninja Smurfs as a warm-up prior to the Victorian Mixed Ultimate Championships next weekend. Kevin Noble has cobbled together a really nice trophy for the occasion with some MVP prizes to boot.
See the Facebook event for more details and don’t forget to let us know if you’re coming to play or merely just to cheer us (or the Smurfs) on!
Just a reminder that due to the Monash Kings & Queens tournament tomorrow 16th of August, there will be no official training. Some people may show up to have a throw, so check on the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/FunnyDuckUltimate) to confirm who may be attending.
See you all next week for the inaugural Ninja Duck Princes Cup!
Season 4 is still a couple of months away, however team registrations open in only two weeks. If you are interested in playing with Funny Duck at Albert Park in Season 4 (October to December) then register your interest so that we can start to organise teams! Always looking for new players.