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Monstars are young, athletic and based off an all time great movie. This seems like all the ingredients for success on the field? Right?
Give us a short history of your team
We entered the Mixed scene in 2013 as the Monstars, wearing the beloved UQ lovers jerseys. We slept all slept in Myall Hingee's parents house and managed to come 6th. 2014 we went to Townsville, having ordered the coveted jerseys we have now, however they didn't arrive. So we wore Galaxy's shirts taking us to the Bronze medal. 2015 and 2016 we finally had our own uniforms and landed in 5th place. This year previous Monstars are lending their jerseys to the new Stars, so time and stolen talent* will tell where we find ourselves at the end of AMUC17. (*watch the Space Jam if you don't understand)
If you're a returning team, who's in and who's out from last years (or previous years) side?
Many new, some old (like age). Only two Monstars returning since their inception.
What are your goals for the tournament?
We are going to do ourselves proud, playing the game in which the OG Monstars and MJ would be proud off (but more spirited).
How would you sum up your team in 3 words?
Space Jam 2017
Who should we be looking out for?
Jo Salisbury is playing her first tournament since having her baby girl, huge reps to her! We also hired/imported some overseas playas in Bartek Haladus and Tristan Green, so watch for these boys. Or just watch for JMac - he will be the guy wearing all the Frisbee clothes - because that's all he owns :)
Who are you most looking forward to playing?
Anyone willing to challenge us physically and mentally.
What do you think of the 'endzone decides' rules?
It brings the equality to the word Mixed Ultimate. It changes how you might have historically played the game. For us, we have brought a bigger squad which will hopefully benefit us in the games which really count.
If your team was stranded on a desert island and you could only take one other team from AMUC, which would it be and why?
Kaf!! Hopefully they would stay true to their name and bring the needed caffination, because we know how since living in Melbourne Timocles likes his Iced, Half Caff, Ristretto, Venti, 4-Pump, Sugar Free, Cinnamon, Dolce Soy Skinny Latte.