Fingers 6

Fingers 6 is a UK Ultimate team based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

In 1993 Master's student Ben Rainbow founded an Ultimate Frisbee team based at Manchester Metropolitan University. The team became known as Fingers 6 Steps Ahead of Our Minds, or Fingers 6 for short, the name originating from the title of a song by the never-popular free-noise group Trumans Water. Rejected names included 'Bullet Baxter', 'Flaky Pastry', 'Turnip Farm' and 'Finn Family Moomintroll'.

Fingers 6 rapidly became a successful team, finishing 7th in the UK's Indoor Nationals competition in its second year of competition, thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of the players, and the coaching of two greats of UK Ultimate, Doug Milne and Harry Golby.

By 1995, most of the students who had formed the majority of the first Fingers 6 cohort had graduated. At the team's Annual General Meeting that year, the decision was taken that Fingers 6 should remain as the ongoing University team; and a new open team was formed, Chevron Action Flash. Named after a song by the never-popular indie pop outfit Comet Gain. Tragically, Ben Rainbow died in 1997 from a rare Liver cancer, to this day Chevron Action Flash have a rainbow in their logo to remember him by.

Manchester Metropolitan Students Union (MMUnion) Ultimate Frisbee Club is still called Fingers 6, having been established well over 10 years now. They own a host of Trophies from various competitive events over the years; and have began the Ultimate careers of some high-level UK players. They continue to recruit beginners from the student body, giving most their first glimpse of an unknown sport.

In 2003, a female sect of the student team was created by Louise Charlotte Cable aka 'Moowi', and that team was called Floorplay. Floorplay went to win ladies indoor student nationals in 2005, and the team still plays today.
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