Founded in 2006 (as Sweet Chilli, then changed to Chilli Ultimate in 2009), aimed at introducing some social ultimate players to the competitive leagues in Cape Town. With the help of experienced players Ant Pascoe and Ian Alexander, young talent was harnessed. The first year was a story of small beginnings, as bigger clubs such as Khaya and the Cape Disc Doctors showed Sweet Chilli how things were done.
However their rise to the top was quick, winning the National Championships in 2008 (runners up Ultitude [JHB]), 2009 (runners up the Long Donkeys [PMB]) and 2010 (runners up Long Donkeys [PMB]).
In 2011, Chilli started to realise that the average age was slightly too high for a team that aspired to win the double in South Africa, and so begun recruiting younger players once again, cashing in their excellent relationship with the University of Cape Town’s team, the Tigers. Chilli Ultimate also recruited some young players from the youth-at-risk organisation LifeXchange, in an attempt to spread Ultimate in an under-privileged community, and give the opportunity to a great group of kids to travel around South Africa playing Ultimate.
2012 saw Chilli Ultimate expand to join UCT as the only other club with two competitive squads in all major competitions. They also moved to their new home, the fantastic Pinelands Cricket Grounds, coined the Scoville Oval, due to the pain one feels constantly losing to Chilli at their home grounds, and the regret that one feels the next morning. 2012 also saw Chilli beginning to reap rewards of the hard recruitment work, with the LifeExchange players playing a huge role in Chilli Ultimate’s second team’s progress in competitions. 2012 also saw a return of some old hands (Steve Porter, hot-head turned yogi master; Angus Pollock, yoghurt slinger), as the prospect of playing for a revamped Chilli was too attractive to turn down.
Chilli Ultimate has 3 objectives:
* To always compete for the highest award in South Africa.
* To be a leader in the implementation of good spirit, and to spread the correct understanding of this vital component of Ultimate
* To develop players from within as well as assisting with the development of players throughout Cape Town.
Chilli Ultimate through the years:
2008: National Champions (Mixed), Rocktober Champions
2009: National Champions (Mixed), League Champions
2010: National Champions (Mixed), League Champions, Rocktober runners-up
2011: League Champions
2012: League Champions, Rocktober runners-up
2013: League Champions, MCI Champions, Nationals runners-up (Mixed)
2014: National Champions (Open), Nationals runners-up (Mixed), Summer League runners-up, MCI runners-up
2015: National Champions (Open), Rocktober Champions, Nationals runners-up (Mixed), Summer League runners-up, MCI runners-up