State Shield

Welcome to the home page for all things State Shield 2019!

The Facebook Event Page for State Shield 2019 is now live and you can find updates and event information there:

Find out about the State Shield Organising Committee and get in touch here.

The Livestream for State Shield will be available here.

Volunteer and Officials applications are also now open here:

You can also find:

State Shield Bid Package

State Shield Eligibility Criteria and Gameplay Regulations


State Shield 2019 – Volunteering

We are seeking general volunteers to help make State Shield run as smoothly as possible! This includes officials such as referees and snitches, as well as ticket and merchandise stall helpers, pitch managers, runners, photographers, and more! read more

State Shield 2019 – Committee

The Organising Committee for State Shield 2019 is as follows:

Manon te Riele – Tournament Director read more

State Shield Eligibility, Rules, & Regulations

ELIGIBILITY

All players must be full members of Quidditch Australia (QA) to be able to participate in the tournament. read more

State Shield 2019 Bid Package Released!

We are excited to release the Event Overview and Bidding Process for Quidditch Australia’s State Shield 2019. Likely to be held across the 5th and 6th of October, State Shield is a highly competitive showcase of the best players from each state across two days of competition.

 

Teams or organisations interested in cohosting the event with Quidditch Australia are encouraged to submit applications to events@quidditch.org.au, by April 5th. read more

TEN Sleeps To Go

Today we continue on with our Team Analysis series, brought to you by James Hosford and the states. Up now, New South Wales B!

Haven’t heard of some of these names right? Don’t worry, there’s a couple we don’t know and we play with and against them!

NSW B is back. The concept was inaugurated in 2016 before disappearing in 2017. It returns for 2018. Once again it has mutual benefit, filling our tournament numbers for QA while providing clear development pathways for NSW to test up and coming stars at the highest level. Add a sprinkling of sometimes undervalued veterans to lead this line-up and you have a curious mix with unlimited potential but many question marks.

There are young players on this roster that some may either not know well or not rate highly, but who have the latent talent to become the absolute breakout stories of the tournament. Names like Usha Luckock, Cameron Walker, Sanju Vairav and Haydn Johansson in particular could be household in quidditch two weeks from now.

But what does everyone have in common from this team? They didn’t make NSW A! In many cases, particular those of some more experienced players, some of whom have played at that level before, this would absolutely feel like a snub. That is where NSW B becomes a particularly juicy prospect, to see how such players respond to their place on this team.

If the other thing the twenty-one on this team all share is a positive and forward-looking desire to prove themselves and work their way up to the top, then they will be dangerous.

There’ll be no team more exciting to watch this State Shield than NSW B. They have so much untapped upside, the capacity to gel much better than teams and players more set in their ways, and so very much to approve. They are the ultimate unknown quantity. But will they have enough true quality to compete? That remains to be seen.

 All opinions expressed in this article are those of the individual writer and contributors and are not endorsed by Quidditch Australia.

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