BALLARAT tried its hand at a sport of the quirky and unusual.
Molly Binks, Kurstin Banks and Anthony O’Hagan represented Victoria at the Australian Ultimate Championships held in Hawthorn earlier this month.
Ultimate is a team sport that combines elements of soccer, netball and AFL and is entirely self-refereed.
Perhaps the most unique feature of the sport is the substitution of a ball for a frisbee.
Anthony O’Hagan was selected as part of the Victorian boys under-18 side, who fell short of a runner-up position behind Western Australia and New Zealand.
All three Ballarat representatives have been invited to try-out for the national team in January to compete in the World Championships in Europe next August.
In the girls competition, other competing state teams lacked the numbers to qualify for the final, resulting in the Victorian team winning by default.
Despite heavy defeats from the opposition sides, Ballarat Ultimate Inc committee member Sarah Jayne-Banks said Molly and Kurstin developed their skills over the weekend and remained positive.
The Ballarat outdoor ultimate season has commenced and is held every Tuesday at 6.30pm at Morshead Park.
Visit the Ballarat Ultimate Inc Facebook page for more information.