Jez has been playing Ultimate since 1994. Inspired by the handout of free mini-frisbees at a promotional night at the student union, he became a founder member of Sheffield University “Phat-Eds”. After playing with London’s “Violently Happy” he moved to Israel in 2002, and helped to establish Haifa’s “Hucking Crazy”. Jez currently plays (albeit slowly and poorly) with “The Basic Joy of Play”, a team built to exemplify love of the sport and ‘spirit of the game’.
Jez has been involved in Ultimate Peace since 2009. He was a part of the initial UP ‘roadshow’ coaching team that traveled the country spreading their love for the game, and he was a coach at both 2010 and 2011 UP Summer Camps. He is currently leading the coaching team of the ongoing program in the Jerusalem region.
On arriving in Israel, Jez established a non-profit organisation to work to improve educational achievement in socio-economically deprived regions of the country, and encouraging Arab-Jewish dialogue.
Jez grew up in Manchester, England. He currently lives in Tel Aviv, and works as a professional Israel tour guide.