Being born and bred in Sydney, it was little wonder that Perth Power cutter Alex Shepherd gravitated towards rugby league. Then one day his brother found an advertisement for a local Ultimate club which changed everything.
To say that Canberra Freeze cutter Adelaide Dennis had a nervy start to her Ultimate career might be an understatement. But since those nervy beginnings she has established herself as a force in the Australian Ultimate scene and will return for the Freeze in 2019.
Without role models at an elite level, there might not be any female athletes. And that is exactly what the Australian Ultimate League provides aspiring young women – and what drives Perth Power‘s Ash McInnes.
When former Sydney Suns coach Yew Eng Ng decided to take up a co-coaching role with Tamara Davis at the Brisbane Breakers this year, they wanted to build a roster that could compete for the Australian Ultimate League title.
Kim Spragg was not meant to play in the Australian Ultimate League this season. But time spent away from the sport and a chance opportunity means she is enjoying her Ultimate more than ever.
Annie Jessop may be new to the Australian Ultimate League, but she already has chemistry with her Perth Power teammates.
Sport has always been in Chris Stoddard’s blood. But the Melbourne Flames 2019 recruit found his groove in Ultimate and loves the challenges that mixed gender sport provides.
The Adelaide Dragons will be hoping some Kiwi flair will boost their Australian Ultimate League chances in 2019.
Sydney Suns’ Holly Reeve may be young, but she is already cementing herself as the Ms Fix It of Ultimate Frisbee in Australia.