Saudi Arabia has become a member of the World Flying Disc Federation ©Getty Images

The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) has accepted the Saudi Flying Disc Committee (SFD) as its newest member, bringing the number of nations and territories associated with the organisation up to 104.

It was confirmed at the WFDF Congress, meaning Saudi Arabia are able to compete in flying disc competitions now.

The nation hosted the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Ultimate Championships in Jeddah before becoming a member.

There are now 104 members associated with the WFDF ©WFDF
There are now 104 members associated with the WFDF ©WFDF

"I take great pleasure in welcoming the Saudi Flying Disc Committee as our newest member federation to the growing WFDF flying disc family," said WFDF secretary general Volker Bernardi.

"WFDF as a universal International Federation is proud to increase our formal presence in the Arab world by accepting a federation which already enjoys recognition by the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

"With the last edition of the MENA Ultimate Championships in November 2022, featuring 16 mixed gender teams and hosted in Saudi Arabia north of Jeddah City, the community there has already proven their capabilities to stage high-quality events and this directly contributes to the growth of flying disc sports in the Middle East and North African region.

"WFDF's Development Programme, in close cooperation with our continental associations in Africa, America, Asia-Oceania and Europe, strives to add more members, while nonetheless maintaining an extremely thorough admissions process."