Ultimate Frisbee: Lauren Tink heads to World Flying Disc Federation championships

READY TO FLY: Serviceton's Lauren Tink, third from left in the front row, is heading to the World Flying Disc Federation 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships. Picture: ULTIMATE VICTORIA

READY TO FLY: Serviceton's Lauren Tink, third from left in the front row, is heading to the World Flying Disc Federation 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships. Picture: ULTIMATE VICTORIA

SERVICETON’S Lauren Tink is heading to the World Flying Disc Federation 2014 World Ultimate Club Championships after her team won the 2014 Australian Ultimate Championships women’s division at the weekend.

Tink’s team – Sporting Team Box Athletico United – went through its 10 matches undefeated, winning the tournament final against Western Australian team KAOS 14-11.

The tournament – played at Kingsway Park, NSW – went for four days, starting on Thursday and finishing on Sunday.

The women’s division was contested by 15 teams from across Australia.

Tink, 20, said winning the tournament – and entry to the week-long world club championships in Italy in August – had taken much hard work.

“I’ve only been playing since September last year, so I’ve been training pretty heavily since then,” she said.

Tink said winning the tournament had been a thrill.

“It was pretty unreal – the last goal was a pretty spectacular catch from one of our players,” she said.

The Ballarat-based university student described the sport as a cross between netball and rugby – with the aim of the game to have a team-mate catch the frisbee in their attacking end zone.

Seven players from each team take to the field at once, with Tink’s Melbourne-based team containing 20 players.

The tournament final was streamed live on YouTube.

Tink and her team-mates will now begin raising money to fund their world club championships campaign.

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