Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Big move, big change, great past

I haven't posted in quite some time. The reason is I've moved from Toronto to London, U.K. For a man who's lived in Ontario for all my life, this has been a major change. I'm settling in and beginning to think about Ultimate again.

Before I move on to the future of Ultimate, I would like to thank some of the past. That past being my time spent in Toronto with the likes of the Open, Coed, and University teams. All experiences that shaped and made it so hard to leave Toronto. This, especially, considering the momentum the city has in terms of great and emerging teams.

As good as the Ultimate was in Toronto, the hardest fact to deal with when leaving a city is the people. In my case, the people were mainly Ultimate players. There are so many of you, and I had a chance to see many of you on my way out, but in general, great people and great times. You know who you are, and thanks for making Toronto more than a city to me.

I came into Toronto, much like I've been living in London. I was intimidated by a large city where I didn't have any good friends. Ultimate changed that for me, and I've met people I hope to stay in contact for the rest of my life. I have the same hopes for London, and you'll get a little taste of that here.

To the Leafs: I won't miss you. To TO Ultimate: bring some more championships to TO.



Jesse said...

Long time reader first time poster. I moved to London for the semester a month ago and went through the same experiences trying to get a grip on the new ultimate scene. I'm playing for Fire of London now and starting to get adjusted. They seem to be on top of the club level here along with Clapham. Good luck, London is a great city, especially for ultimate.

- said...

I don't know how much you've looked into the ultimate scene in london but like jesse said - fire and clapham pretty much have the top spots sewn up. Most teams are gearing up for open tour 0 in a couple of weeks so if you just want to watch some ultimate and see what the various teams are like, you should check that out. It's happening in london, check out the ukua site for details.

n said...

Get in touch with Dan Nephin

Jeters said...

Thanks for the comments. I think I'm pretty hooked up for the Ultimate at present.