On July 2, 2019，the WFDF 2019 Asia Oceanic Ultimate & Guts Championship（AOUGC）press conference and China Flying Disc training team members’ first Meet & Greet was held at the Luwan Gymnasium in Shanghai. The AOUGC 2019 was hosted by the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), organized by Chinese Leisure Sports Administrative Center of General Administration of Sport and Shanghai Administration of Sports, co-organized by Shanghai Huangpu District Sports Federation and is operated and promoted by the Hangzhou Disc Culture Development Co., Ltd. The AOUGC is included in the Annual Foreign Affairs Plan and the International Class A Event by Chinese General Administration of Sport. Additionally, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Credit Card Center participated in this event as an exclusive headlining partner.
Starting in 2010, the Chinese National team has participated in a number of international competitions, such as the Prague 2010 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC), Sakai 2012 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC), Lecco 2014 World Ultimate Club Championship（WUCC）, London 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championships (WUGC), Manila 2017 Asia Oceanic Ultimate and Guts Club Championships (AOUGCC),Cincinnati 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships (WUCC). It is in recognition of the Chinese Flying Disc that the AOUGC 2019 will be held in Shanghai, and this is also a significant upgrade of all major events after hosting 21 consecutive annual Flying Disc Invitational tournaments by Shanghai. Moreover, it will considerably promote the development of Flying Disc in China and enhance cooperation and exchange among countries and regions. Accordingly, there are 28 teams with a total of 543 athletes participating in the competition, from 11 countries and regions in Oceania (China, Chinese Taipei, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand).
The key visual design of the event originates from the beautiful arc drawn by the Flying Disc in the air，the fast rotating Flying Disc reflects the aesthetic of the sport. We also added the city skyline to represent the host city of Shanghai.
The Jianggan Sports Center of Hangzhou hosted the first training and testing competition of Chinese Flying Disc National Team on April 20. According to the given criteria and the principle of “openness, fairness and meritocracy”, the Chinese team began the selection work facing the nation in December of last year. Twelve experts from home and abroad formed a technical team to choose the cream of the crop. Finally, the first batch of 86 athletes from the 206 registered athletes were selected to enter the Chinese Flying Disc National Team. The theme and slogan of the AOGUC 2019 is finally set as “CATCH, IF YOU CAN”. That is to say, the spirit of the game is “Before the disc hits the ground, we’ll try to catch it”.