Rob McLeod, also known as “Frisbee Rob”, has joined the SAIT Recreation team as Head Coach of the Frisbee (Disc Sports) program. During the SAIT student orientation, Rob joined the SAIT Trojans staff to showcase Disc Golf, Freestyle, and Self Caught Flight (MTA).
Tradionally known as a technical college, SAIT currently has 18 Varsity Sports, 6 Club Sports, and a variety of Intramural Sports. This season, the Trojans have started off strong, with a few teams bringing home gold in the ACAC. The SAIT Recreation program has a state-of-the-art FIFA Level 2 synthetic outdoor soccer field, an NHL sized arena, and a 22,000 sq. ft gymnasium.
“Adding Robert McLeod to lead our new SAIT Trojans disc sports program has us very excited,” said SAIT’s Director of Athletics and Recreation, Wade Kolmel. “Not only does he have an immense passion for the sport, he is widely known in the community and brings a wealth of knowledge on both the coaching and administrative side of things. We look forward to working with him to welcome new Trojans into the fold for years to come.”
In the past, Rob worked to grow frisbee at Dalhousie University for several years as the President of DKUT (Dal/King’s Ultimate Team), and more recently at Mount Royal College (now MRU) where he ran a drop-in ultimate frisbee program.
“I’m excited to bring everything I’ve learned to introduce and develop a disc sports program at SAIT,” says Rob. “My main focus will be on establishing intramural ultimate, designing a disc golf course, and working to get disc golf as part of the ACAC.”
Find out more about the SAIT Trojans: https://www.saittrojans.com/landing/index.
The future is bright for the sport of flying disc, with the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) recently announcing their efforts to have ultimate added to the LA28 Olympic programme.