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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Bunbury Ultimate Inc president Rick Rose competes with Deputy Mayor Jaysen Miguel in ultimate frisbee.
Camera IconBunbury Ultimate Inc president Rick Rose competes with Deputy Mayor Jaysen Miguel in ultimate frisbee. Credit: South Western Times/Bunbury Herald

Bunbury will host the WA Mixed Ultimate Frisbee Championships at Hay Park on September 8 and 9.

A qualifying event for the Australian Mixed Ultimate Championships, the top two sides will qualify for the national finals in October.

More than 95 per cent of participants will travel to Bunbury from neighbouring regions — a boon for the local economy and sport, according to Bunbury Ultimate vice-president Crystal Peel.

“We host a tournament once a year but it’s not on the scale of the mixed State championships,” she said. “So it’s really exciting to have the State championships hosted regionally for starters and secondly in Bunbury because we are quite an active club.”

A sport which encompasses elements of gridiron, netball and soccer, Peel believes the social and inclusive nature of the sport may catch on throughout the tournament to those who may not have seen it before.

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The tournament will be sponsored by the City of Bunbury.

Mayor Gary Brennan said he was keen for all visitors to enjoy their time exploring the region across the weekend.

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