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Hindsight || Dom Fontenette

Hindsight || Dom Fontenette
If I told you, “You’re going to retire from ultimate due to a global pandemic,” you probably wouldn’t believe me. If I told you, “You’re going to retire as a hall of famer after a 26-year career, with a Callahan trophy, five national championships, and seven world championships,” you DEFINITELY wouldn’t believe me.

Hindsight || Nasser M'bae Vogel

Hindsight || Nasser M'bae Vogel

Dear Nas, 

Growing up in Marseilles, of course you’ll want to be a football player; everyone does.

Every day, you’ll be out on the streets, playing. As a goalkeeper, you’ll spend a lot of time watching the play. You’ll see fights break out in front of you and people shit-talking each other. As you get older, you’ll find that the trash talking, the attitudes, the fights on the field just aren’t for you. When your brother brings you out to try ultimate, something will click. It will feel right. 

Hindsight || Mike Grant

Hindsight || Mike Grant
On August 9, 2008, you’ll be on top of the world. You’ll have just won the biggest ultimate game of your life on home soil in Vancouver. You’ll be surrounded by family, friends and teammates, with a world championship gold medal around your neck. But you’ll feel lost.

Hindsight || Sarah Garner

Hindsight || Sarah Garner

 Dear Saz,

It’s 2010, and your hands are shaking. Your heart is pounding, and you can’t seem to swallow. You’ve just finished the GB National Team trials, and you’re looking at the email in your inbox from the Team GB leadership; you summon the courage to open it. You glaze over phrases like “high standard of play” and “decision really hard” and “unfortunately”.

Hindsight || Mark Zimmerl

Hindsight || Mark Zimmerl

Dear Mark,

You’ve always been sporty. From winters cross-country skiing & snow-shoeing to summers canoeing and playing soccer. Your weeks will be in Montreal and on the weekend, you and your parents will go out to Laurentian. You’re a mama’s boy; you’re loved, supported and cared for and you think it’s going to stay that way forever.