Quidditch Australia is proud to present the seventh annual national quidditch tournament.
QUAFL – The Australian Quidditch Championships 2017 will run over the 2nd and 3rd of December. Following on from the success of last year, QUAFL will return to the Australian Institute of Sport for the biggest tournament in Australia, the current international champions.
In December, over 25 teams from around the country are expected to make their way to Canberra. Hosted by the Australian Institute of Sport, QUAFL 2017 will decide this year’s Australian quidditch champion. QUAFL represents QA’s premier event and serves as the culmination of the 2017 season.
Quidditch Australia is excited to announce the Team Australia Selection Committee.
The following six individuals will join Coach Genevieve Gibson, Assistant Coach Daniel Fox, and Selection Committee Chairperson Thomas Russell. Together, this committee will be tasked with assessing national talent and helping to create the Australian national team to be sent to the 2018 IQA World Cup.
We wish them well and look forward to what each will bring to the role.
Cindy Callens, Daniel Scharf, Liam McMoppin, Owen Sherwood, Paul Harrison, Taya Rawson
Quidditch Australia will be adopting the new edition of the 2016-2018 IQA Rulebook for the remainder of the season.
This version seeks to clarify several errors in the original version but does not make any significant changes to gameplay or content.
The two previously outlined Australian amendments to the rule book covering compulsory mouthguard use and rostered gender maximums are still in effect.
The next stage of the Australian 2018 World Cup campaign begins as we announce the appointment of an Australian National Team Assistant Coach, the timeline and process for team selection, and invite people to apply for the position of Team Selector.
We are proud to present Quidditch Australia’s inaugural State Shield weekend, featuring the Victorian Leadbeaters, the New South Wales Blue Tongues, the Queensland Thunderbirds, and South Australia.
Last year, the Victorian Leadbeaters defeated the NSW Blue Tongues in 5 out of their 9 games to win the 2016 State of Origin series. This year we welcome Queensland and South Australia to the series!
Saturday the 14th of October will feature a round robin series between the four teams. On Sunday the 15th, the top two teams will play a three games series to decide the 2017 Quidditch State Shield champion. The bottom two teams will also play a three game series to win the bronze medal!
With the 2018 World Cup just over a year away, Quidditch Australia is excited to announce the selection of our 2018 Dropbears leadership team.
It is a privilege and an honour to say that Genevieve Gibson will be returning as Australian National Team Coach for the 2018 World Cup campaign, following her successful campaign as coach in 2016. This time around, Gen will be formally assisted by Nicholas Hirst who is taking up the position of Team Manager.
Details about team selection and other developments will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, and we look forward to another successful international campaign.
Quidditch Australia is excited to announce that the location of QUAFL: Australian Quidditch Championship 2017 will again be the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, ACT.
Nationals will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of December. More details to come.
Following a meeting of the board on the 27th of April, 2017, Nicholas Hirst has stepped down as Chairperson of Quidditch Australia. He will remain on the board of directors for the continuation of his term, maintaining control of the Media and Marketing portfolio. In his place, the board voted to elect Merryn Christian, current Secretary, as Chairperson.
At this meeting, the board was also notified of the resignation of Rayan Calimlim.
Quidditch Australia is seeking applications for the two vacancies on its board. Available portfolios are Secretary and Member Liaison, though the board is willing to hear alternate suggestions. Successful applicants will be appointed on a fixed term basis until the next Annual General Meeting and will be required to attend board meetings, which occur roughly every 2-3 weeks. More information and how to apply can be found here.