Board of Directors for 2018

Quidditch Australia is pleased to announce the election of the following individuals to the board of directors, having been successfully elected at the 2017 Annual General Meeting:

Luke Derrick
Rhiannon Gordon
Lee Shu Ying

Following a meeting of the new board, the following portfolios have been assigned to the current directors:

Merryn Christian – Chairperson
Alise Fox – Treasurer
Rhiannon Gordon – Secretary
Luke Derrick – Gameplay
Lee Shu Ying – Membership

We wish the new directors luck in their roles and are certain they will do great things for Quidditch in the coming years.

Due to the resignation of Matthew Ingram and the failure to elect sufficient directors to the board at the AGM, there are currently two standing casual vacancies on the board. More information about these will be released shortly.

FLORENCE TO HOST THE 2018 IQA WORLD CUP

The 2018 IQA World Cup will take place in Florence, Italy, between the 27th June and the 2nd July, 2018.

The City of Florence, working in conjunction with the Human Company and the Italian Quidditch Association, was today announced by the IQA as the successful bid to host next year’s world cup. National quidditch teams from around the world, including the UK, Denmark, Malaysia, and the USA will fly to Italy for a chance to be crowned the international champions of the sport.

Australia became the newest international quidditch champions in 2016 after beating two-time previous international champions, the USA, 150* – 130 in the grand final. Team Australia, aka the Dropbears, are keen to defend their title and will stop at nothing to claim back-to-back gold.  With 32 nations planning to attend the tournament, Florence is expected to host the largest international tournament in quidditch history as an expected five hundred players come to the city to compete.

Italy was chosen by the IQA as hosts from amongst highly competitive bids from the USA, the UK, France, Turkey, Australia, and Belgium. With a high-quality venue, great support from the City of Florence, and a detailed plan by the Human Company, it was the best choice for the tournament, the sport, and the community. The IQA will be collaborating closely with a variety of organisations to ensure the success of the tournament.

As a center of history, culture, and art, Florence is all set to support both athletes and spectators, with the support of the City further aiding the attending nations. To coincide with the competition, the Cultural Department of the City of Florence will be organising lectures and special side events in the main historical libraries and other places of cultural interest in town, for all age groups.

 

* denotes the team which caught the snitch, which is worth 30 points and ends the game

Team Australia Applications Now Open

After the successfully running of the four inaugural Quidditch Australia Development Camps in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, we are now progressing to the next stage of our journey to the 2018 IQA World Cup.

Quidditch Australia will run two official selection camps, one in Victoria in November and one in New South Wales in January 2018, that will serve as the first step in creating the 2018 Dropbears. Applications are now open for the first selection camp, taking place in Melbourne on November 11-12th.

Attendance at one of the camps is a requirement for selection to the 2018 IQA World Cup Australian National Team. Applications for camp 1 close 11:59pm October 20th. All applicants must be Quidditch Australia members to be eligible. Applications will be reviewed by the Team Australia Selection Committee, who are tasked with choosing the individuals who will attend each camp. Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 28th of October at the latest.

To apply please fill out this form, we look forward to seeing everyone’s applications.

Good Luck!

Photography by Ajantha Abey Quidditch Photography.

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