Student selected to play for Great Britain in the WFDF World Championships
The event will be held from 22 to 28 July at York University Toronto in Canada and will welcome 40+ teams from over 20 nations in three divisions of competition: Open, Women's, and Mixed.
James currently plays for our University Ultimate (Frisbee) team who made it through to Division 2 Nationals in the BUCS Indoor tournaments this year and narrowly missed out gaining a Division 2 Nationals spot in the BUCS Outdoor tournaments earlier this semester.
James commented: "It is an honour to be chosen to play for my own country at an international level. I have come through the GB junior setup through the UKUA (UK Ultimate Association) from the age of 16, so it is a really great feeling to know that I have made the step up over the years from junior level to Under-23s. Hopefully I can continue this into the men's squad in future years.
"I began playing the sport five years ago after my school P.E teacher, who plays for the men's GB squad, introducedit to me.As well as the University's team, I now play for his club team called Chevron, based in Manchester, which consists of players from all over the country. We are one of the top two teams in England and finished second last year at the European Club Championships.
He added: "I train five times a week in the gym or on the track, with two monthly weekend trainings for Great Britain and my club team. I am completely self-funded which includes paying for player fees, tournament costs, kit and flights so the next challenge is looking for ways to fund the whole experience."
Further information on the UK governing body and the under 23 worlds can be found here.