NZMUC 2017 Preview:

Credo

By team captain

One of the longest standing mixed clubs appearing at the 2017 NZMUC, Credo are here to show how legacy and history can contribute to on-field success

Team name

Credo


Give us a short history of your team
Credo got its first official shirt after it won the final NZ tour event in 2003.  At the time the main clubs in the country were: Bluefish (Auckland), SPY vs SPY (Wellington) and Credo.  We are the only club still running. Credo has always been competitive and over the years we have won our fair share of nationals and tournaments.  We have always had the smallest region and have always played as a team, hence why we have punched above our weight.  We have always been inclusive and community based.  

The thing we are most proud of is how Credo has always valued and used its women as much as its men. 

Credo means believe or belief.  We have always had the mantra of a champion team will always beat a team of champions. Spirit has always been the number one rule for the majority of the players and we have fought hard to keep that reputation.  

As a club we try to instil in our players that playing the best you can within the rules and believing in your team mates is the only way to play.  We are very confident that this team upholds these beliefs and will deserve to wear this jersey and carry on the club's legacy.

Follow us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/credoultimate/

We are a Mixed, Open & Women's club!
If you're a returning team, who's in and who's out from last years (or previous years) side?

(Credo 2016)
Richard Fernando, Dave Sanders, Hana Christenson, Toby Sutherland, Eric Richards, Natalie Bell, Morgan Jones, and Philip Renich.

(CredoDev 2016)
Ben Jar, Rachael Siohane-Royle, Yi Zhi 

New to Mixed Roster 2017:
Esther Wei Lee, Declan Grogan, Niamh Meighan, Samuel Legio.
Tom Blomfield & Jess Hardley (returning to the mixed scene)

New additions To Credo Club:
Owen Roberts and Pauline Bourdin.

Who's out:
Flounder, Bel, Sam & Cat, Marloes, Alex & James, Laura Steven, Ben Johnson, and Matt Furze. 

 

We sent a 2nd team last year, however could not this year.


What are your goals for the tournament?
To bring together our playing styles and show what a champion team can do.

How would you sum up your team in 3 words?
My Lease Iris

Who should we be looking out for?
 

Boy - Tom Blom. He can jump higher than Michael Jordan. Fact. Girl - Morgan Jones. She is the u24 NZ Mixed Rep and our our claim to fame.


Who are you most looking forward to playing?

Honey Badgers. They always bring an intense match. It's awesome to have a friendly rivalry going on with a high performing team #howaretheyseeded16th?!       


What do you think of the 'endzone decides' rules?

 The end zone decides rule really is a way of progressing the equity in ultimate. It now means that you can play the right people at the right time - rather than  the choice not existing unless you have just been scored on.
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?
Probably us. Bunch of awfully nice people this team. Would probably return their fallen off zombie hands to the respective owners. Guess we're teaming up with the zombies.