NZMUC 2017 Preview:
Many of our readers may question the connection between a delicious French dessert and Ultimate Frisbee. But if you have to ask, you're never going to get it, sorry.
Give us a short history of your team
Canelé began as a team competing at Australian Mixed Nationals but has since become a team that exclusively competes at the NZ version of the same tournament, placing 4th in 2015 and 6th in 2016.
If you're a returning team, who's in and who's out from last years (or previous years) side?
We've been lucky enough to recruit a bunch of wise, fun and/or energetic players to fill the gaps left by players who couldn't make it this year (there were a lot of gaps). Notable losses are Rory and Chook, who both played the last 2 years in NZ with us. We've also cut the player responsible for the 2016 'glow worm hunt incident'.
What are your goals for the tournament?
Goal #1: DO NOT let loose 70 horses in the middle of the night
Goal #2: Find canelé in Hamilton
How would you sum up your team in 3 words?
Soft custard centre
Who should we be looking out for?
The ones to watch are Bec and Henry. She's tall, young and fit with a pin-point accurate length of the field forehand huck. On the receiving end of this huck is likely to be Henry. He's short but fast (even though he's getting a bit old) and rarely drops one of Bec's perfect throws.
Bec to Henry = unstoppable
Who are you most looking forward to playing?
In previous years we've failed to really challenge the top teams late in the tournament, usually with only 9 players left running. This year we've decided to bring a few extra players and hopefully match up with the best mixed teams NZ has to offer right to the end of day 3.
What do you think of the 'endzone decides' rules?
4/3 or 3/4, we're happy. If we had strategies, they probably wouldn't change.
In the event of a zombie apocalypse, which team do you think would be the first to go, and why? And who would you team up with?
Given that we are a delicious French dessert and everyone loves those (even zombies), I think we are probably first on the list to go. But if anyone is going to save us, its the team equipped with hammers and the girl who broke our team mates nose last year.