The goals of the Queensland Ultimate Disc Association (QUDA) are:
- to encourage, establish, foster, promote, develop and control flying disc sports including Ultimate in Queensland on an amateur basis
- to make the community and all governments aware of the benefits of flying disc activities as sports and as leisure activities
- to assist in the promotion and running of flying disc clubs in Queensland
- to conduct state championships annually and other tournaments throughout the year
- to conduct national championships from time to time
- to promote the participation of Queensland disc players in national and international events
- to increase the skills of Queensland disc players
- to affiliate with the Australian Flying Disc Association (Incorporated) (AFDA)
- to cooperate with interstate flying disc associations.
QUDA is led by a Management Committee (known generally as the Executive) made up of the President, Secretary, Treasurer and any elected General Members. The Executive generally meets monthly, conducting any urgent business via email in between. The Executive is elected at QUDA's Annual General Meeting, which is usually held in conjunction with the Queensland Open and Womens Ultimate Championships, aka Northerns, in March each year. The Executive may also appoint various officers to act on its behalf. You can contact the Executive as a whole by emailing email@example.com
QUDAs main source of income is via grants, particularly those provided by the Queensland Government. 'QUDA also earns income by providing coaching courses and running events like its State Championships. QUDA also charges Leagues and Events liable for AFDA event-based fees, at a rate of 20% of the AFDA fee. QUDAs expenditure is generally driven by agreements included in our State Government grant, and reflected in our Strategic Plans.
QUDA’s general day-to-day activities include:
- responsibility for State events, including Halibut, Northerns, the SEQ Qualifier, the Queensland Hat and the Disc Golf Open.
- providing support, encouragement and advice to local associations and clubs, particularly in terms of fostering growth, providing promotional material, securing field space and improving governance;
- running courses to accredit Ultimate coaches;
- importing and onselling discs;
- supporting members who wish to promote the sport by teaching Ultimate and Disc Golf in schools; and,
- providing a range of equipment and advice to members wishing to host events.