The Australian Disc Golf Team represents Australia at international team competitions such as WFDF team championships. Those who have been a part of the team in the past have shared that it is an amazing experience to wear the green and gold and represent their country. It lifts their game and they form lifelong bonds with the other team members as they support each other to achieve their best. Helping the team is a team manager overseeing the administration side of things. All roles are chosen by a selection panel based on a set of criteria and the selection policy established by the High Performance Committee.
The selection criteria and selection policy can be found here.
To apply for a position with the team please read the below information as well as the selection policy linked above, then complete the form below for the relevant role
EOI for all roles are due 31st Jan 2024.
High Performance committee
The ADG High Performance Committee (HP Committee) provides advice to the ADG Board to assist with the selection, administration and performance of the Australian disc golf team. The have developed the selection policy and will oversee it’s implementation. They are guided by the terms of reference and base decisions on experience and feedback collected from previous campaigns.
The 2024 High performance committee consists of
- Kingsley Flett
- Jonathan Jonas
- Sally Hill
- Darren Stace-Smith
About the Team Disc Golf Championships
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) runs the World Team Disc Golf Championships (WTDGC) as a bi-annual international event. Previous WTDGC have been held in Canada, Great Britain, Estonia and Croatia. The 2022 event in Croatia attracted 254 participants from 25 countries. WFDF also runs regional team events in the alternate year. Australia is part of the Asia-Oceania Region which held its inaugural event in 2023 in Chinese Taipei. Australia finished in third position. WTDGC organising body WFDF is the international sports federation responsible for world governance of flying disc sports, including disc golf, ultimate, freestyle and others. Recognised by the International Olympic Committee, The International World Games Association, and other world sports bodies, WFDF represents over 100 countries.
The team championships present a rare opportunity to play disc golf in a team environment and to represent your country on the international stage. To incorporate teamwork the event has a matchplay format with both singles and alternate shot doubles matchups. Another important aspect of the competition is that teams record scores for their opponents in Spirit of the Game (SOTG) categories. The spirit score incorporates knowledge of the Rules, Communication and Behaviour. At WTDGC in Croatia 2022, Australia was the spirit award winner.
In 2024 WTDGC will be held in Perth, Australia from 6-9 November, 2024.
About the Selector Role
A selection Panel consisting of 3-5 people will be appointed by the ADG Board in consultation with the High performance committee. Their role will be to identify and recommend athletes for Team Squads and National Teams and support staff. Selectors should have experience in disc golf, be familiar with current players, be in good standing with the ADG and have other relevant experience. The panel will be chosen based on the EOIs received to ensure it is representative of player groups and regions. The High performance committee will provide guidance and resources to the selection panel. The panel will be required to work and meet (online) with the other selectors during the required period. In 2024 that will be February-April.
About the Team
The Australian team will consist of up to 12 players across three divisions: three to six Open (MPO), two to four Female Open (FPO), and one to three Masters (MP40 or FP40, players 40+ years of age in 2024). ADG will be selecting the Australian team based on who expresses interest, player ability, and team composition considerations. The first step will be the selection of a team squad and from this the final team will be selected. Team members must be an ADG member, hold a current PDGA membership, have passed the PDGA Officials Test and agree to follow all rules for the event. For the full selection criteria and process see the selection policy.
The team fee for the event will be covered by ADG. All other expenses (player fees, travel, accommodation, food, insurance) are to be covered by the players. If you are selected for the team squad a deposit of $250 will be required. This will be refunded if you do not make the final team.
About the Team Manager Role
The Team Manager will be responsible for the overall administration required for the team to participate in the event, play an important role in team selection and provide leadership in all matters relating to team performance.
This will include:
- Organising team registration for the event
- Organising the design and manufacture of team uniforms, including compliance with federal government requirements for use of the Australian coat of arms on national team uniforms.
- Planning travel and accommodation
- Working with the team captains and overseeing player selection for matches during the event.
- Participating in team selection.
- Providing social media content: including videos and photographs, to help tell the story of the Australian Disc Golf Team.
The team fee for the event will be covered by ADG. All other expenses (travel, accommodation, food, insurance) are to be covered by the team manager.
Please use the contact us form if you require further information.