Register your interest in playing with FDU at Albert Park League in 2016!

It is almost the end of the year, and that means that we start looking to 2016.  Team registrations for Season 1 of Albert Park League (APL) will be open soon, so it is now time to start registering your interest in playing with Funny Duck Ultimate in 2016!

See our APL page for more information and to register your interest.  Looking forward to another great year for FDU!

Results from Day 1 of Victorian Ultimate League 2015

Saturday 7th of November saw the first day of the inaugural Victorian Ultimate League; with 8 Open teams from across Victoria converging on Albert Park for the first three games.  The newly named Princes Park Drakes (Funny Duck Ultimate’s very own open team) took a small squad and were out to continue the impressive performance of last year of not losing to the Division 2 ranked Victorian teams.

Some drizzly and overcast weather and confusion about which fields were being used made for an interrupted start for the day.  Soon though play was underway.

The Drakes first game was against Knox Colossus (HOS) who were much improved and picked up several experienced players since last year.  Whilst Drakes got off to a good start winning the toss and getting the D and score on the first point, it wasn’t such a strong showing for the rest of the game.  Where Colossus were pulling down hucks for scores, Drakes missed some opportunities with several throwaways and dropped discs.  Drakes went down 7-15.  Tyson was our strongest on defense with 4 Ds.  With Doc and Travis strongest on O with 4 assists to Doc and 2 goals from Travis.

After a short break for lunch and the weather much nicer with the sun out burning those who forgot to sunscreen, the Drakes second game was against one of the Chilly teams – Caulfield Cannons.  Doc subbed out for Ao for the second match of the day.  This was a much better game from the Drakes.  We might have lost the toss with this one, but Drakes managed to score the first two points of the game and never lost the lead opening up a 5 point lead at one stage (12-7).  Tyson Hartwig was the star Drake in this game cleaning up on the major stats with 5 Assists, 4 Ds and 3 Goals (equal with Xavier Ang).  Unfortunately the game was marred by several on-going cramps an injuries with an almost savage Cannons team and worst of all a rolled ankle from Travis who took no part in the rest of the day after his ankle swelled up like a tennis ball. Despite this, Drakes ran away to a 15-11 win.

There was just enough time to eat a yoghurt which somehow appeared on the sidelines before the third and final game started.  We were now without Ao or Travis and therefore down to 9 players.  But that was still two more than our last opponent, the second and stronger of the Chilly teams, South Yarra Sharks.  We again managed to win the toss, however were slow off the blocks in this game, despite having more legs, giving the Sharks a 0-3 lead right off the bat.  The Sharks were clinical having a lot of experience on the team, despite giving up to cramp at times due to playing completely savage.  The Sharks took half 1-8 before the Drakes finally found some good flow, however we ran out of time to make a full comeback going down 6-12 (despite getting back to within four points during the second half).  Once again Tyson topped our scorers with 3 points, however this time it was Dan Cliffe taking out the most assists with 4 and Craig taking Tyson’s mantle with 4 Ds for the game.

So that’s a 1-2 record for the first VUL day after probably playing two of the top teams in the competition.  That has us sitting seventh on the ladder.  We’ll see what the next day brings in the first weekend of December.

No training this Saturday due to the Victorian Ultimate League

As most are aware, this Saturday 7th of November is Day 1 of the first Victorian Ultimate League (VUL) where 8 Men’s teams from around the state will battle it out over four one day tournaments per month at various locations.

Due to this our regular training session will not be running.

Day 1 of VUL is being held at Albert Park with games at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:30. Our very own Princes Park Drakes will be represented by a small squad of the following players:

Brendan Butler
Craig Drayton
Dan Cliffe
Joel Pereira
Jonathan Walter
Kevin Noble
Shayne Curry
Travis Foster
Tyson Hartwig
Xavier Ang

It would be great to see some non-playing Ducks to come down and support the guys.
If there is anyone else wanting to join team it’s not too late.

Hope to see you down there.  Good luck Drakes!

2015 AGM Results

Thank you to all those who attended Saturday night’s Annual General Meeting.  It was a fairly good turnout.  With some great discussions held, and once again voting to fill some of the committee positions, it shows how many people are passionate about the club and continuing to play with their friends.

Most of the incumbents stood unopposed for their positions, which saw the re-election of 3 out of the 6 2014-2015 committee members and the return of one previous committee member.  The committee would like to thank outgoing office bearer Sangamithra “Dhikka” Rajender for her work as Secretary (and for the hard work in coaching over the Mixed tournament season), and also to outgoing Ordinary Members Jose Millan and Noy Hildebrand for all their efforts over the past year.  It’s not an easy job!

So without further ado, the 2015-2016 Funny Duck Ultimate Committee are:
President – Shayne Curry
Vice President – Kevin Noble
Treasurer – Raphael Buelens
Secretary – Kerryn Herman
Ordinary Member – Jess Chadderton
Ordinary Member – Craig Drayton


Funny Duck Ultimate Annual General Meeting is fast approaching being just over a week away.  This year it is being held at Bridie O’Reilly’s in South Yarra at 6pm on October 17th.  This is a chance to have your say in how the club is run and who should be running it.  All members are encouraged to attend and everyone is welcome.  All positions are up for nominations.  If you want to nominate for a board position or have any questions please contact our secretary.

FDU October Newsletter

The FDU October Newsletter is now available!  Information on the upcoming AGM, Albert Park Leagues, training sessions (including the upcoming Open Days), the upcoming Savage Sevens tournament, as well as the excitement surrounding the new Victorian Ultimate League for the Open season and the push for a Women’s Ducks team in order to attend the inaugural Women’s Division 2 Nationals tournament.

If there is any information you would like to see in future newsletters, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Albert Park League Season 4 Teams

As everyone is aware Season 4 starts tomorrow night! The schedule can be found here.

It has been confirmed that both Duck teams are playing in Division 2 this season.  Tomorrow night’s games sees Funny Duck Yellow playing at 7:40pm and Funny Duck Black at 8:50pm.  Please bring both a Black and Yellow top regardless of what team you are playing on.

The teams are as follows:

Black Ducks Yellow Ducks
Adam Rappaport Camila Gonzalez
Raphael Buelens Georgia Chatterton
Craig Drayton Judy So
Dan Cliffe Kelli Martin
Daniel blau Kerryn Herman
Ollie Foster Noy Hildebrand
Pontus Akerling Adam Rignall
Joel Pereira David Martin
Annie Hung Drew Wakefield
Helen Weber Jonathan Walter
Jesseka Chadderton Narayanan Krishnan
Maria Krumnow Philipp Hartmann
Sally Robertson Shayne Curry
Xavier   Ang