June 11, 2016
Special mention for Lawrence - he isn't a DUFFA member (yet!) but he saw our game and fancied trying it out!
Oh, and if anyone's interested, according to the festival's compere you can give Urban Frisbee a go on Tuesdays and Saturdays :-S
May 28, 2016
Check them out on Soundcloud here... https://soundcloud.com/bluelights-95553811
May 28, 2016
Here's the question that outfoxed Rich, Sally and Simon. Do you know which is the correct answer?
May 15, 2016
DUFFA regulars Rich, Sally and Simon were contestants on the show, answering questions in an attempt to win a cash prize of £4,500.00! If you missed it you can catch up here... http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07bg0yr/the-code-episode-20 ...fast forward to 29:00!
Did they manage to crack the code? Well, the show ended on a cliffhanger so we'll have to wait for Monday's episode to find out!
May 15, 2016
We're holding a no-organisation-required mini hat tournament in Fog Lane Park from 1.00pm. No registration required - just turn up and we'll put you into teams.
If you want to stick around for a kick-about after the mini hat tournament we'll also be hosting the 3rd Annual DUFFA Soccerball Trophy Bowl!
In the evening we'll be heading over to Whalley Range for BBQ, drinks and music 'til late - we'll also squeeze in a quick AGM, an end-of-year awards ceremony, and we'll elect our new committee for 2016/17! Ask us for the address - we don't want to publish it online!
See you all there!
March 1, 2016
January 24, 2016
Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Starship! Power ballads all night long! We'll meet in the city centre to warm up with a few drinks before heading over to the Ritz around 10:30pm-11:00pm.
Buy your ticket in advance here... http://
For obvious reasons, the social is only for DUFFA members over 18 years old. Any questions, please post on the Facebook event here... https://www.facebook.com/events/1682607428684904/
January 16, 2016
The Fog Lane football pitches are waterlogged and the mud's churning up quite badly on the rugby pitch. We're gutted about this, it's the first time in nearly 9 years we've had to cancel a session.
We'll keep you all updated and hopefully we'll be back next Sunday. Thursday's indoor session will go ahead as normal.
January 2, 2016
Mulled wine, mince pies, stollen, tangerines and hot blackcurrant were on offer for everyone between (and sometimes during) points, and our spare-change bucket collection raised £62.10 for Lattitude Global Volunteering.
DUFFA and Black Sheep regular Emma Schofield has secured herself a three-month Volunteer Team Leader role in Malawi and is raising money to help projects improving female status in the Chilumba region. Emma is raising money by swimming 75km (the width of Lake Malawi) in her local swimming baths - that's 3,000 lengths between now and when she travels to Malawi!
If you would like to help Emma achieve her target of £800.00 before she jets off in January, please visit her fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/Emma-Schofield4
December 6, 2015
What better way to brighten up the dark December nights than with gluhwein, wurst, strudel and good company?
December 6, 2015
We're always keen to get involved with local community events and so DUFFA were the proud sponsors of a barrel of Chantry Brewery's 6.3% (yikes!) Special Reserve Old Ale.
With over one hundred beers, ciders and perries to sample, it was only right that we headed down to check it out!
August 1, 2015
Never. Stop. Running.
June 8, 2015
You may remember a couple of weeks ago I asked you all your opinions on how much you'd be willing to pay for new DUFFA kit.
The average amount (and by far the most popular amount) you quoted for one shirt was 15.00 GBP. After obtaining more quotes than you can shake a stick at, it's ZONE Ultimate who can offer us the best deal for this price.
15.00 GBP buys you one ZONE Ultimate branded Velocity II sports shirt, which includes printing of the classic DUFFA logo on the front and your choice of name and number of the back. They come in both men's and women's cuts. The DUFFA "home" shirt is red with white print and the "away" shirt is white with red print. If you want both a red "home" shirt and a white "away" shirt that's 30.00 GBP.
We need to submit a minimum order of 50 shirts to get them at this price, but based on previous orders I don't see that being a problem.
To submit your order, simply get in touch with me! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call or text 07800 646396 or find me on Facebook (Richard Harrison).
You need to tell me which shirts you would like, your size, the name you want printing and your preferred number. Some numbers are already assigned to players so they'll get first dibs on those particular numbers.
Check out this Google doc for the shirt numbers and the size charts...
The order deadline is 30th June 2015.
I can't order your shirt unless I've received your payment, but I won't be asking for payment until we have the minimum order confirmed.
Any questions, please just ask!
April 30, 2015
9.30am - Disc Golf, Longford Park, Chorlton
Join us for a round of disc golf on our 9-hole course in Longford Park! Discs and tuition provided free-of-charge! Bring the family! Directions to Longford Park can be found here... http://tinyurl.com/knx5mhn
1.00pm - Mini Hat Tournament, Fog Lane Park, Withington
Our annual birthday mini-hat tournament kicks off at 1pm! Depending on numbers we'll have four teams playing 15-20min games. The final is usually played around 3.30pm.
4.00pm - The 2nd Annual DUFFA Soccer Ball Trophy Bowl, Fog Lane Park, Withington
Prepare yourselves for some top-quality football as the Blues take on the Reds in the match of the century! We'll even have a fully inflated ball this year! Ladies, don't let the gents have all the fun!
6.00pm/7.00pm - DUFFA's 8th Birthday Party and AGM
After going home to shower and change we'll head to 18 Fordbank Road, Didsbury, M20 2TH for our birthday barbeque! Bring your own meat, bread, salad, dips and beer (if you don't bring anything you can't eat or drink anything!) We'll rattle through the AGM, vote for our committee members for 2015/2016 and host our of end-of-year awards ceremony! Then we'll eat, drink, be merry and have a darn good time!
November 3, 2014
The 7th annual Didsbury Beer Fest provided our DUFFA night out with a concourse of over 100 Real Ales and 20 plus Ciders and Perries, strawberry to pumpkin. Although his dancing on and under the table suffered, we’re still proud of Rich of insisting on trying them all. A half time break with chicken curry and chips kept us buoyant whilst Morgan moved on to judiciously sampling the astringency of DUFFA’s own sponsored barrel – Old Carrock Strong Ale (Hesket Newmarket Brewery). To quote it’s tasting notes, ‘ a classic liquid Christmas pudding flavour’. Just what you’ve always wanted – liquidised Christmas dinner.
What the hop, rye so serious?
Beer uses malted barley, female flower clusters which are coaxed to grow up on strings like grapes on vines. This is the hip hop which ferments into alcohol and gives beer its bitter tangy glory.
I’m partial to a pun, so from the list of 107 Ales in 3rd place: Dark Side of the Moose (Purple Moose Brewery), 2nd: Ale Force (Storm Brewing), and in 1st: Thirst Aid (Sky’s Edge Brewing). I was a little disappointed no one went for Beers for Fears. Phantom of the Hopera, the Hoppler effect, Barley Legal…No?
Hammurabi the 6th Amorite King of Bablyon (1792BC to 1750BC) executed bartenders who watered down the city beer.
At the Wife Carrying World Championships (It’s a Finnish thing), 1st prize is the wife’s weight in beer. (2015 applications are currently open, Smiler with all that bootcamp training you could smash it).
The first professional Brewers were women. (No wonder Charlotte and Comrie conquered the 3 pint challenge).
The builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza were paid with a daily ration of beer.
And for our absent Sören, Germany has a 5km beer pipeline connecting the towns of Veltsin to Arena.
Our final fact goes out to all our brewdooed brains the following morning - the word 'hangover' in Norwegian means 'Carpenters in the head'.
So until next time. See you on the 13/12/2014 for DUFFA does Christmas
November 3, 2014
In addition there is also an associated Facebook group for more informal discussion with the Ultimate Frisbee Community in Manchester.
August 23, 2014
For more details about our other activities see our DUFFA Runners page!
August 16, 2014
They've raised over £1,500 for Macmillan Cancer Care and Oldham's Dr. Kershaw's Hospice.
A BIG thanks to everyone that sponsored or helped us out!
August 1, 2014
They are attempting an unassisted (e.g. they carry their own stuff - no fancy vans) ride to John o'Groats at the tip of Scotland in 13 days. The ride will mean up to 90 mile days with nearly 1000 miles in total.
Training has been somewhat hampered by preparations for the ever popular DUFFA Hat taking over most of their lives.
You can sponsor Team DUFFA here for Macmillan or you can sponsor Richard, who is raising for his local hospice Dr. Kershaw's here.
Thanks for your support - we'll be posting updates on this blog!
July 21, 2014
Every year the costumes get better, and better... this year featured a WALL-E with someone else completely separately coming as Eve!
June 13, 2014
Our drawmaster Lorna Diggle was in charge and oversaw. Our winners seem to be Adrian with Spain, Ainsley with Argentina and Alistair with Brazil... something makes me think we didn't shuffle those names very well! Good luck everyone!
May 28, 2014
Join us in Fog Lane Park on the 14th June (tiny.cc/foglanepark) from 2pm where we'll be holding our annual no-organisation-required mini hat tournament!
Then scrub up, put your glad rags on and join us at Fordbank Towers (18 Fordbank Road, Didsbury, M20 2TH) in the evening for the DUFFA birthday BBQ. Those of you living outside of Didsbury will be able to use our showers and will be offered couch/floor space if you need it!
Since we'll have you all in the same space at the same time we'll squeeze in a quick AGM to nominate and vote on the DUFFA Committee for the coming year, so if you want to become more involved in the running of the club, now's your chance!
We'll also have our popular awards ceremony. Categories and voting details to be announced nearer the time!
See you all there! Bring food and beer!
April 16, 2014
March 30, 2014
"Sun, sun, sun, here it comes!"