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Sport / Ryan represents Britain at frisbee event down under

Ryan Moar (right) with teammates Gabe Schechter (left) and Lochlan Fisher (centre), who he played frisbee with at the University of St Andrews. Photo: Louise Moar

A MAN from Lerwick has represented Great Britain at a frisbee competition in Australia.

Ryan Moar took part in the WFDF World U24 Ultimate Championships in Perth, which took place between 7-13 January.

The Great Britain men’s team finished a respectable seventh out of 16, with USA ultimately winning gold.

Ryan in action at the tournament. Photo: Louise Moar

Ryan, who graduated from St Andrews University last year, had to attend trials before heading to England for monthly training sessions.

Ultimate frisbee is a non-contact sport similar to American football in that competitors aim to advance the frisbee down the pitch before it is caught in the end zone.

Competitors self-referee games and they can even call a ‘spirit time out’ if one team has issues with how their opponents are playing the game in the view coming together to resolve the problem.

The Great Britain squad featured 24 people and they beat Switzerland and China in their first two games.

They then lost to Ireland and USA before beating Italy.

Team GB lost 15-3 to Germany but they came back to triumph over the Philippines – although host nation Australia then beat them 15-12.

On the last day of the event Great Britain narrowly lost to Canada before beating Switzerland again.

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