NZMUC 2017 Preview:

AUUC Flood

By team captain

Bringing with them the hot-blooded style of play that is only ever found in university teams, Flood are here to test the best at NZMUC

Team name

AUUC Flood

Give us a short history of your team
Flood is one of two teams participating from the Auckland University Ultimate Club. Flood is the premier team of the club, collecting together all the talent across the University. The club has progressed in recent years with membership tripling in the last 2 years. Flood placed 7th at last years NZMUC.      .                    
If you're a returning team, who's in and who's out from last years (or previous years) side?
The team has changed significantly since last year, predominately due to the NZ U24 Womens team (containing 14 AUUC members) attending U22 Australian Nationals the same weekend as NZMUC. 
Nevertheless, we have many great addtions such as up-and-coming star NZU20 Womens captain, Anna Crosby, and veteran AUUC member and NZ Womens representative, Hannah Coombridge.

What are your goals for the tournament?
Flood is looking to take down any opponent that comes in our way and have fun doing it.

How would you sum up your team in 3 words?
Resilient, Chilly, Youthful

Who should we be looking out for?

Watch out for Rachel Hiew in the endzone. Despite her small stature, she has lightning fast hands, which have led her to be one of Flood's top scorer's this season. 

Long serving captain of the team and NZ U24 Men's player Jordan Tan will look to lead the team, through some of the toughest situations. You will be surprised out how quickly he can sprint and just wait till you see him laying out through the air.

Who are you most looking forward to playing?
Our coach Hamish Gibson, is playing for Marvellous DC so we would really like to get one over them. 

Also being a University club, we have our sights on taking down UCUC Honey Badgers, from the University of Canterbury.

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

AUUC supports the new rules wholeheartedly. We have seen 4 women being called more than ever, which is fantastic for the game.
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?
Definitely the Australians, they wouldn't be able to figure out the lay of the land here in aotearoa. Our AUUC Flash team mates would escape with us. We would retreat back to our mountainous city.