The European Championship will be played by 88 teams, with a total of about 1,400 players, in eight distinct categories, with Portugal playing four divisions: mixed masters, mixed (for men over 30 years) and great masters (+40) .
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), organised in partnership with BULA (Beach Ultimate) and the Portuguese Association of Ultimate and Disc Sports, will bring five-player teams to the front in the non-contact fair-play game.
"Beach Ultimate is still a relatively young sport in Portugal, so it is natural that it has not yet reached the level of other countries, but we believe that this European Championship will contribute to the affirmation of sport among the Portuguese, especially the younger ones" said Patrick van der Valk, founder of BULA, in 2000.
Like Van der Valk, the president of the Portuguese Association of Discs and Ultimate Sports, José Amoroso, believes that the European championship is an added value for the promotion and development of the sport that arrived in Portugal in 1995, with about of 250 practitioners and a beach league with 10 teams.
After finishing fourth in the World Beach Championship in 2011, Portugal achieved a similar result at the 2013 and 2015 European Championships.