Thanks to These Fine Folk

Steph Wood – Helps create and run clinics, coaches juniors…she’s busy in PUL.

Name? Stephanie
Hometown? Peterborough 
Years Playing Ultimate? 5-6
Favourite 2019 ultimate memory? Going to the Pan American Ultimate Championships in Sarasota, Florida. Getting to be a part of an awesome womxn’s team while helping to represent Canada in an international tournament was pretty incredible. 
Favourite thing about PUL? How we’re slowly learning to accept the new changes in the league. Whether it be gender equity, juniors playing in the “adult” league, new rules, gender identity, etc. We’re getting there as a community. 
Why do you still play Ultimate? I love how this sport is governed by Spirit of the Game. At every level, it’s governed the same, by the same set of rules & still (for the most part) self-refereed. There’s no other sport in the world like it in that regard. Spirit of the Game can be seen at all levels – especially at the highest levels. 
Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? All of the juniors of Young’uns from this past Thursday night session (shout out to Chloé Corbeil for coordinating!!). Have you seen these folks play?! The HEART & the DRIVE that they have is incredible! If they choose to play with PUL throughout their teens & twenties, we’ll have some amazing competitors in our league to help support when they try out for teams like the Toronto Rush, 6ixers, Tox6ix, Team Canada & so forth. 
What’s a skill you’re working on right now? Making better, more calculated throws when defenders have clamped down. Oh, and a full field huck or 5. 
What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? I work so I can play ultimate for the most part. Other than that, you can find me on bicycle, reading, sitting in cafe windows… pretty boring stuff. 

Holly Simpson – Runs SunJam, helps coach Juniors. She’s another busy helper. And definitely one of the cool kids!

Name? Holly Simpson
Hometown? Trick question – Peterborough?
Years Playing Ultimate? 10(ish)
Favourite 2019 ultimate memory? A tie between coaching the U14 Juniors to victory on Monday nights and the Spontaneous Snack Potluck at SunJam in June. 
Favourite thing about PUL? Carpooling with Kenny Hoard!
Why did you start playing Ultimate? Because the cool kids were doing it.
Why do you still play Ultimate? Because now I AM a cool kid!
Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? Brian Tighe – because he is wicked fast and cool AF, as stealthy and cunning as a ninja, and he sends the VERY BEST emails. <3
What’s a skill you’re working on right now? Knitting socks, keeping a low profile and (re)learning bird calls/songs
What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? I like bicycles, specifically riding them.  I also enjoy outdoor adventures with dogs and dog people and helping out on Look-A-Bout Farm #5.

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Name? Rachel Friesen 
Hometown? Peterborough 
Years Playing Ultimate? 10?
Favourite 2019 ultimate memory? Finals on Tuesday!!
Favourite thing about PUL? The close community
Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? Jared Lucas because I am legally obligated.
What’s a skill you’re working on right now? Throwing further 
What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? Plants plants plants

Dave Johnston – have you ever seen this guy coach juniors? He is so enthusiastic, the kids love him.

Name? David Johnston 
Hometown? Victoria 
Years Playing Ultimate? 9
Favourite 2019 ultimate memory? Watching some  amazeballs one handed  diving catches from others
Favourite thing about PUL? The Culture of good spirit 
Why did you start playing Ultimate? I was a bit of a slug and needed some physical activity
Why do you still play Ultimate? love the sport, the people and the evening 
Who’s another PUL player you love to play with, and why? Jennifer Brewer!! Because she’s a pretty remarkable person on and off the field
What’s a skill you’re working on right now? Um 😬 at home ? I’d say ‘chip elbow’ workouts
What do you do other than play Frisbee (e.g. work, fun, family)? I love skiing, paddleboarding, windsurfing 

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