Pictou Advocate sports

Ultimate game,registration set for Saturday


NEW GLASGOW – Pictou County Ultimate is looking forward to another strong season of Ultimate Frisbee in the area this summer.

The club has grown in the past five years, including co-ed Ultimate Frisbee teams in all three high schools, year-round indoor and outdoor league and a significant improvement in the level of competitive play.

Pictou County Ultimate boasts the strongest club in the Maritimes existing outside of a city.
For this reason, they have been selected to be the Nova Scotia participants for the Art Hawkins Great Canadian Ultimate Game, happening on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Parkdale field in New Glasgow.

The event has been happening for several years, as a fundraising and awareness initiative for Ultimate Canada. Each province has participation in the game throughout the day, even extending to Europe and Dubai.

PCU’s competitive team, named Brown Sauce, to represent Pictou County’s famous pizza, will continue to travel the Maritimes participating in tournaments.

“We take every opportunity we have to promote our region,” says team captain Amanda Hill. “We even give out a jar of brown sauce to our opponents at the end of every game.

They have been sponsored by Sam’s Trenton for several years, and proudly wear jerseys donning ‘flying pizzas’ on the side.”

Pictou County Ultimate welcomes players of all experience levels, ages 15 and up, to their co-ed league, which is played on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Parkdale field.

Registration is $40 including dry-fit jersey and a Frisbee, or “disc,” and will be accepted at the Great Canadian Ultimate Game event on Saturday.

The group will also be hosting a four-week developmental clinic for ages 12 to 15 through New Glasgow Recreation.

For more information on these or any of their programs, email ultimatepictoucounty@gmail.com or find Pictou County Ultimate on Facebook.

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