2022 - 2023 National Team Tryouts
Over the next few months, the HK national teams will be conducting tryouts, selecting teams and starting selected squad-only training in preparation for international tournaments later in 2023. The first training phase wll finish in selecting 'Tournament Teams’, which will be finalised at least two weeks before the relevant tournaments' player roster submission deadline.
All teams will release a Selection Policy Document for potential players to review before the initial squad tryouts start.
More details about each division are available below:
Coaches: Alicia Lui, Choco Tsang
Other leaders: Ho Wai Sze (Ceci), Lau Ho Ching Stephanie, Wu Pui Yan (Yanyan)
Team Manager: Carmen Tong
Board member connection: Tara Hobbs
The Women’s Division plans to start tryouts in December 2022. The tryout sessions will be held on:
3 December 2022
1500 - 1800
Tai Hang Tung
7 December 2022
1930 - 2230
So Kon Po
Before tryouts, there will be a session on 29 November 2022 from 2130 - 2300 at Happy Valley to go through what will be expected at tryouts.
Selections to join the Women’s National Team Training Squad will be announced in January 2023. Our aim is for the training squad to comprise 30 - 35 players. Our intention is to finalize and notify a 16 - 20 person roster before August 2023 to attend AOUGC in Manila in October 2023.
Looking beyond AOUGC in 2023, we aim to develop and train a Women’s National Team to attend WUGC in 2024.
A document outlining the selection criteria and the process will be shared before tryouts start.
NATIONAL SQUAD SELECTION CRITERIA, SELECTION PROCEDURE & APPEAL MECHANISM FOR ULTIMATE FRISBEE - WOMEN'S DIVISION
Coaches: Sunny Lai and Lewis Glover
Core Leadership Team (also includes asst coaches): Joseph Leung, Chung Man Shun, Siu Cheuk Himm, Calvin Cheng
Extended Leadership Team: Yeung Sze Ming, Joshua Peter Keil, Tsang Chung Yin, Wilson Wong, Ilya Kytmanov
Team Manager: Beatrice Lagdameo (Bea)
Board member connection: Lewis Glover
The Open Division plans will have initial tryouts in November 2022:
26 November 2022
|15:00 - 18:00||Tai Hang Tung|
|30 November 2022||20:00 - 22:30||So Kon Po|
The two tryout sessions will be used to select players to join the Open’s National Team Training Squad, being announced in December 2022. We aim for the training squad to comprise 25 to 35 players depending on assessments against the selection policy. A document outlining the selection criteria and the process will be shared before tryouts start. Players that can not make either of these trials should contact the leadership to arrange attendance at a later session that will constitute a tryout.
NATIONAL SQUAD SELECTION CRITERIA, SELECTION PROCEDURE & APPEAL MECHANISM FOR ULTIMATE FRISBEE - OPEN DIVISION
Youth (Under 24’s)
Coaches: So Wing Ho (Sunny), Yui To Walton Lee, Lau Ho Ching Stephanie
Leadership: Ho Wai Sze (Ceci), Cheung Chris Tsz Long (Chris), Au Chun Tung (CT), Yeung Tai Tsui (Raymond), Wu Pui Yan (Yanyan)
Team Manager: Roldy Lo, Huang Jaihui
Board member connection: Calvin Cheng
The youth team will be an under-24-year-old Mixed Division Team and will have initial tryouts in December 2022:
4 December 2022
|13:30 - 16:30||So Kon Po|
25 December 2022
|15:00 - 18:00||Tai Hang Tung|
The two tryout sessions will be used to select players to join the WU24 National Team Training Squad, being announced at the end of Dec 2022. We aim for the training squad to comprise up to 20 - 22 players. A document outlining the selection criteria and the process will be shared before tryouts start.
Coaches: Jason Cancel
Other leaders: Dustin Carla
Team Manager: Roldy Lo
Board member connection: Jason Cancel
Hong Kong Masters plan to hold tryouts in December 2022 or early January 2023 once we are able to confirm field allocations. More details of the dates and times will be announced in due course.
The goal is to put together a competitive and spirited team that will represent HKFDF in the 2023 AOUGC Tournament in October 2023, future Masters tournaments and other targeted tournaments. A training squad of about 30-35 players will be selected from which we will select players for tournaments based on commitment, performance and availability. A document outlining the selection criteria and the process will be shared before tryouts start.
4 December 2022
|1:30pm - 16:30pm||So Kon Po|
NATIONAL SQUAD SELECTION CRITERIA, SELECTION PROCEDURE & APPEAL MECHANISM FOR ULTIMATE FRISBEE - MASTERS DIVISION
Other Important Details
Players may apply for multi-divisions but must ensure they can attend the training sessions and maintain the required level of commitment to the standards that each division's leadership requires. Please note that at international tournaments, like Worlds and AOUGC, it is impossible to play in more than one division. Players may be asked for a preference to help selectors understand individual players' availability and make informed choices about the makeup of the squads. Players will also be asked questions about their eligibility to play for Hong Kong.
Please keep an eye on HKFDF social media for application forms for each division.