Ottawa U20 Ultimate Frisbee Team to Compete for Canada at World Championships This Summer


“Excitement fills the air as a group of young Ottawa athletes gear up to represent Team Canada at the upcoming World Junior Ultimate championships in the United Kingdom. With only a few months left until the competition, these ultimate Frisbee players are putting in the work to showcase their skills on a global stage.

Dedication and Preparation
From 17-year-old Mateo Marshall, who has been honing his skills for a decade, to Kate Clement, who is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to compete, each player on Team Canada is driven by passion and dedication. With a training camp on the horizon and rigorous workouts to keep them in top form, these athletes are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for glory.

Financial Hurdles and Community Support
However, the road to the world championships is not without its challenges. Each player is responsible for funding their trip to the United Kingdom, with costs ranging between $5,000 and $7,000 per athlete. To alleviate some of the financial burden, parents and the community have come together to support the cause through fundraising events like a baked goods and plant sale.

Inspiring the Next Generation
Beyond their own journey to the world championships, these young athletes are also taking the time to inspire others in their community. By running skills sessions and showcasing the possibilities that come with hard work and dedication, Team Canada is paving the way for future generations of ultimate Frisbee players.

As the countdown to the World Junior Ultimate championships continues, the Ottawa athletes are poised to make their mark on the global stage. With determination in their hearts and the support of their community behind them, these young players are ready to show the world what they’re made of. Stay tuned for an epic showdown in the United Kingdom as Team Canada takes on the best in the world, proving that dreams do come true with passion and perseverance.”



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