Boston’s Rob flies the flag for Britain at Ultimate Frisbee championships

Rob Coddington
Rob Coddington

A Boston man has helped Great Britain’s Ultimate Frisbee team reach seventh place in an international championship.

Former Boston Grammar School pupil Rob Coddington, 22, of Church Road, took part in the World Flying Disc Federation’s Under-23 Ultimate Championships held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada recently.

Rob played for Great Britain in the mixed division and during the tournament got 15 scores and assists.

The Nottingham University student, who is currently studying medicine with the aim to be a doctor, said: “I was really pleased with the results. I came third in stats.

He added: “It was really good, really exciting. “

The team results from the tournament were: GB 14 - 11 Colombia, GB 13 -17 Australia, GB 10 - 9 Chinese Taipei, GB 3 - 17 USA, GB 4 - 17 Venezuela, GB 14 - 15 Austria, GB 13 - 12 Germany, GB 8 - 15 Ireland and GB 12 - 9 Australia.

Rob has been playing frisbee for a while having been inspired by the brother of a teacher at Boston Grammar School.

When he went to university he took it up and has played there for five years.

However, Rob said his main priority is to train to be a doctor.

Ultimate is a non-contact field sport played by two teams of seven players each.

The object of the game is for a team to pass the disc up the field, and catch the it in their end-zone the person who catches scores while the person who throws assists.