Quacking for a Coach for the Upcoming Mixed Season

Funny Duck Ultimate (FDU) has a long history as a Mixed Club in Melbourne.  We are the only club to have entered at least one mixed team in every Victorian Mixed Ultimate Championships since 2009.  Every year we have tried to qualify for AMUC and have attended 4 out of the past 7.  Last season was our biggest squad yet with a dedicated coach and selection committee and having two teams at VMUC (not for the first time).  We didn’t manage to qualify last year, but we’d like to have someone who would be willing to help us make yet another AMUC and drive another big squad to again have two teams at VMUC.

FDU are seeking applications for coaches for the upcoming Mixed Ultimate Season with a focus on the Victorian Mixed Ultimate Championships and culminating in the Australian Mixed Ultimate Championships.  If you believe you have what it takes to coach FDU to qualify for another AMUC then please submit your application to the form below.

A Coach would be someone who:

  • Can attend majority of training sessions
  • Can attend at VMUC at a minimum and at least one other mixed tournament
  • Has had at least 5 years of experience as an Ultimate player and preferably some coaching experience, whether in Ultimate or other sports.

As an FDU coach you would

  • Set the team structure (Quacktics) and strategy, in co-ordination with Captain (and Vice-Captain)
  • Coordinate team open days (currently scheduled for 25th of June and 2nd of July) and training – delivering majority of sessions
  • Participate in recruitment and selections
  • Provide feedback to players when needed

If you’re interested send us a Proposal, outlining the following:

  • Your experience as a player
  • Your experience (if any as a coach)
  • What type of coach you would like to be
  • What are the areas you think can be improved in Funny Duck & how you plan to “coach” it.
  • Anything else you’d think would help swing our coach selection.

 

FDU trains on Saturday mornings at 10am at Princes Park and that time is preferred to continue.  However once a coach is selected how training sessions are run will be completely up to you.  Once the FDU committee have selected a coach based on the applications received you will be notified and given several weeks notice prior to the two planned Open Days to be held on 25th of June and 2nd of July (subject to change).  Applications for coach will close 21st of May with a coach to be announced no later than 4th of June.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us also using the form below.

FDU Coaching Application/Question Form

Note: You can also attach a word or pdf copy of a proposal to your application by selecting the choose file button below.

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Application or Question


Albert Park League Season 2, 2016

With both Season 1 and Open Season done and dusted for FDU, it’s time to turn our attention to Season 2 of APL.

Season 2 of APL starts the first Monday in May and we have been confirmed two teams again.  As we didn’t take out Division 2 this season, it looks like we will again have a Division 2 (Funny Duck Black) and a Division 3 team (Funny Duck Yellow).

Below are the teams. We tried to accommodate everyone has best as possible.  Unfortunately most people wanted to play in FD Black but we couldn’t accommodate everyone on that team.  Thanks to those who said they were happy to be put anywhere.  If anyone has any extreme feelings towards the team they were placed in then please let a member of the committee know as soon as possible.  Of course we could always do with another woman or two for FD Yellow.

If you haven’t already done so, payment of League Fees of $100 for current members or $105 for new members (if you haven’t paid a membership fee in the current financial year) is due immediately and your spot is not secure until you have paid (there are people on the waiting list wanting your spot).  See your email for details on how to pay.

Without further ado, the teams for this coming season are:

Div 2 Ducks – Black Div 3 Ducks – Yellow
Jesseka Chadderton Camila Gonzalez
Maria Krumnow Georgia Chatterton
Maria Shipulina Jesseka Chadderton
Penny Baxter Maria Shipulina
Sally Robertson Kerryn Herman
Annie Hung
Adam “Doc” Rappaport Shayne Curry
Kevin Noble Alex McDonald
Craig Drayton Drew Wakefield
Dan Cliffe Jonathan Khey
Joel Pereira Ian McDonald
Ollie Forster Nicholas Harris
Nikhil Sachdev Tony Dang
Daniel Blau Xavier Ang

Want to join FDU in Season 2 at Albert Park League?

Team registrations for season 2 open early April.  Therefore now’s the time to confirm whether you want to be part of FDU in season 2!  We are guaranteed two teams, one in either Division 1 or Division 2 and the other in Division 3 (based on current league standings).  If you’re interested in playing with us, or just want more information, visit our Leagues page.  Hope to see you out on the field soon.

GCC Team

The first of the big tournaments for the Open Season (VUL aside) starts next Saturday.  GCC is normally the season opener and it is going to be a big one.  Last count there are 5 HOS and 3 Chilly teams and a couple of other teams.  Of course Drakes wouldn’t miss this and the team we are sending to compete can be seen below. We have 14 players on the roster, with two only playing the Saturday.

More information for the tournament can be found at the GCC Event Page.

GCC FDU Drakes Team
Adam Rappaport
Brendan Butler
Dan Cliffe
Gareth Cook
Joel Pereira
Jose Millan
Kevin Noble – Saturday only
Merric Northey
Nick Harris
Nikhil Sachdev – Saturday only
Pontus Åkerling
Raphael Buelens
Shayne Curry
Tony Dang
Please see  your emails for more details.

Albert Park League Season 1, 2016

Happy New Year Funny Ducks!  I hope everyone had a great break with lots of food, sun and fun with family or friends (or both!).

Season 1 of APL starts this coming Monday and we have been confirmed two teams again.  Unfortunately one team has been placed in Division 3, however this is a great opportunity to take it out and get our name on the plaque once more!

Below are the teams. We tried to accommodate everyone has best as possible.  Unfortunately almost everyone wanted to play Division 2, but as we were given a Division 2 and a Division 3 team, we couldn’t put everyone the Division 2 team and unfortunately some guys even missed out on a spot in either team.  If anyone has any extreme feelings towards the team they were placed in then please let a member of the committee know as soon as possible.  Of course we could always do with another woman or two.

Please note that in the coming month, the committee will put out some guidance on how players can be recognised to be able to move up to the Div 2 team if we consistently happen to have a Div 3 team going forward.  Keep an eye out for that information.

For the first week Funny Duck Yellow – Div 3 has a 6:30pm game versus Kiss Kiss bHang! bHang! whilst Funny Duck Black has an 8:50pm game versus long time rival The Real MUFcoy.  Remaining games are available via  the APL Season 1 2016 Fixture.

If you haven’t already done so, payment of League Fees ($70 for current members, $75 for new members) is due immediately and you won’t be able to take the field unless you have paid.  See your email for details on how to pay.

Without further ado, the teams for this coming season are:

Div 2 Ducks – Black Div 3 Ducks – Yellow
Jesseka Chadderton Annie Hung
Maria Krumnow Georgia Chatterton
Maria Shipulina Hanh Huynh
Nicole VanDewerker Jessica Seward
Sally Robertson Kerryn Herman
Adam “Doc” Rappaport Adam Rignall
Brendan Butler Alex McDonald
Craig Drayton Drew Wakefield
Dan Cliffe Jonathan Khey
Joel Pereira Kevin Noble
Ollie Forster Philipp Hartmann
Pontus Akerling Tony Dang
Shayne Curry Xavier Ang

Special Guest running training tomorrow.

Usual coaches are away, but training is still on tomorrow, being run by a special guest! This week focusing on good decision making.

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!