Thanks to,

Erica Newton – Player Development Committee Member

Name: Erica Newton
Hometown: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Years Playing Ultimate: 15

Favourite Ultimate Memory: During a game? Playing with Foxx at a tournament two years ago, going airborne beside Tara McLeod doing the exact same thing for an amazing layout D!

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League: Recognizing someone every time I go for a walk anywhere within a 50 km radius of Peterborough.

Why did you start playing Ultimate? It was the only team sport I felt confident playing. Still is!

Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? Kerri Kightley. She is a pleasure to play with – such a reliable player and such a positive personality.

Favourite tournament and why?: SunJam/Ecodisc. I love dressing up for tourneys, love biking to the tournament, and sleeping in my own bed!

Craig MacVichie – (And his lovely daughter Juliet) Can you tell he is a Junior Coach?

Name: Craig MacVichie 
Hometown: Peterborough 
Years Playing Ultimate: 10

Favourite Ultimate Memory: Lucan throwing a chicken wing to Ian to
clinch the boneyard championship 

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League: The people!!!!

Why did you start playing Ultimate? My brother suggested I get my old self off the couch. 

Why do you still play Ultimate? Stay fit and hang out with my friends. 

What’s your “signature play” or throw? It’s probably signature if it
doesn’t get d-blocked. 

Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? I love
playing with my better half, Ian Potts. He always helps me keep it fun and is always ready to crack a joke and make me smile. 

What’s a skill you’re working on right now? To not have a heart attack. 
Favourite tournament and why?: not a tourney guy. 

Weirdest thing you ever dressed up as for an ultimate tournament?:
Still waiting to use my hotdog costume. 

What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? I
play basketball in the winter.  

Day 5

Frenchie
Frenchie – aka David French. Our newly appointed Summer Tuesday Coordinator

Name: David French
Hometown: Lakefield, ON
Years Playing Ultimate: 15 years 

Favourite Ultimate Memory: Taking home ‘The Chicken’ after last years finals with the Floppy Discs.

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League: The social scene. Dig into it and you will find a beautiful group of people that are incredibly caring and supportive.

Why did you start playing Ultimate? There is just something about Ultimate that speaks to me. I love everything about it. The people, the spirit, the lifestyle, the game itself – all amazing!

Why do you still play Ultimate? Straight up couldn’t live without it.

What’s your “signature play” or throw? If I had to say that I had a signature play it would probably be throwing scoobers when a perfectly fine backhand would have sufficed.

Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? Wow! So many to choose from! I could write a huge list here, but there is nothing that hits home like playing with family. Playing with my brother Derek (or Daniel for the half season he played) is always great. Strong, the connection is.

What’s a skill you’re working on right now? Always – trying to be a better coach/captain. I’m deep into coaching podcasts right now and I’m STOKED for the coming summer season.

Favourite tournament and why?: Harvest, duh. Tons of great people, teams from everywhere, low pressure to win, high pressure to have fun.

Weirdest thing you ever dressed up as for an ultimate tournament?: I’m not sure, but I’ll bet it was awesome.

What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? I’m a frisbee-huckin’ scientist. What what!

tara macleod
Tara MacLeod – Our newly appointed Summer Thursday Coordinator

Name: Tara MacLeod
Hometown: Stouffville, ON
Years Playing Ultimate: 6 years

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League: The amazing PUL community! I learned how to play ultimate in PUL and everyone was so welcoming and are always willing to help me develop as a player. 

Why do you still play Ultimate? It is such a great sport that I wish I had learned earlier. It only requires some friends, a disc and a field to play. I love that it can be so competitive but with the spirit of the game and self-officiating everyone is fair and respectful of others. 

What’s your “signature play” or throw? up line flick

Favourite tournament and why?: Harvest.The ultimate games are competitive but there is such a relaxed, social and spirited atmosphere throughout the weekend. And of course the awesome soup!


Day Four Goes To:

Sam Morris
Sam Morris – Indoor Monday Night Coordinator

Name: Sam Morris    
Hometown: Port Dover Ontario 
Years Playing Ultimate: 6 years 

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League:  For me its the people that I have had the privilege of working with, playing with or against.  Its a great league to meet new people, make some great memories and build some really cool friendships! 

Favourite Ultimate Memory:  The friendships made over last 6 years. 

What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)?  I work as a Mechanical Designer for a Hydro Generator Company and I enjoy being outside with my friends and family. 

Holly Simpson
Holly Simpson – Sun Jam Tournament Director (She’s the one on the right!)
Name: Holly Simpson
Hometown: Glencoe, ON
Years Playing Ultimate: 9

Favourite thing about Peterborough Ultimate League: The
never-ending hi-5 lines

Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? I love all
my girls from Hold the Pickles and the FOXXy ladies

Favourite tournament and why?: SunJam – (obviously I’m a bit biased
as the tournament organizer…) because it’s accessible in terms of locationcost and skill level and it’s also a ton of fun playing in a “low stakes” hat
tournament. A great way to build the PUL community.