(Amended August 2023)


Ultimate is a seven-a-side team sport played with a flying disc. It is played on a rectangular field, about half the width of a football field, with an end zone at each end. The objective of each team is to score a goal by having a player catch a pass in the end zone that they are attacking. A thrower may not run with the disc, but may pass the disc in any direction to any team-mate. Any time a pass is incomplete, a turnover occurs, and the other team shall take possession and attempt to score in the opposite end zone. The Spirit of the Game guides how players officiate the game and conduct themselves on the field.

The NWM Zone uses the WFDF Rules of Ultimate 2021-2024 with some modifications to basic rules and structures specific to the zone.


More information can be found at: https://rules.wfdf.org/


Spirit of the Game

·        Ultimate is a non-contact, self-officiated sport. All players are responsible for administering and adhering to the rules. Ultimate relies upon a Spirit of the Game that places the responsibility for fair play on every player.



·         A 175g flying disc that is approved by both teams.

·         Each player must wear a uniform that distinguishes their team along with shoes that are suitable for running (Please note: Football boots / Cleats are NOT permitted at Meadowbank Park)


Important Rules and Regulations

·        - Each match will be played with 20 minute halves

·        - The distance between a thrower and a marker must be one arms length and markers are not permitted to wrap their arms around the throwing player.

·        - Players may only substitute in between points unless an injury has been called, in which case the injured player may be replaced and the opposing team are also able to substitute should they wish.

·        - At the time cap for half time and full time, a last throw will be announced. The team in possession of the disc will have one final throw.

·        - The game is non-contact. Actions demonstrating reckless disregard for the safety of fellow players, or posing significant risk of injury to fellow players, or other dangerously aggressive behaviours, are considered dangerous play and must be treated as a foul, regardless of whether or when contact occurs.


-Playing fields will be set up as seen in the image below (Fields 1-5)