Bournemouth University’s ultimate frisbee team is looking to rectify its winless run when its new season gets underway against Exeter University.
Bournemouth Heat were relegated from division 1 last year but captain Alex Jia Zheng said his team is aiming for at least a 25 per cent win rate when the British Universities and Colleges Sport league begins on Wednesday (Nov 1).
Zheng said: “I know this year will still be tough, but that doesn’t mean we won’t push for wins and try out hardest.
“We’re hoping to win 25 per cent of our games this season. I think this will definitely be possible especially with the new squad this year. Our new freshers look amazing with the disc, and they show a lot of potential.”
Recently Bournemouth Heat competed in an indoor frisbee tournament in Burgess Hill, near Brighton, with an amazing record of five wins and only two losses.
This was a tournament for the freshers to experience their first frisbee competition. First year Fingal Wilson became a highlight after scoring eight points over their seven games.
They ended up finishing fifth out of the 12 teams in the open division, despite coming in second last year.
November looks to be a busy month for the frisbee throwers as they face four league games: two home and two away, and three regional tournaments.
Their first regionals for the mixed division in Plymouth on the 4th November, followed by a one week gap their men’s regionals in Bristol, then the women’s squad take a trip to Coventry for their regionals.
The Bournemouth Heat Women are the defending division 2 national champions.
Heat president Benjamin Tucker said he’s looking forward to the upcoming season.
He said: “I think we are ready to dive straight into this new season. There are a lot of strengths in this team, but I would say that our game against UWE in Bristol looks to be our toughest especially with the lack of availability from certain players.”
Bournemouth Heat face Exeter University this Wednesday at Chapel Gate at 1pm.