Six months ago we crowned the Whomping Willows QC as QUAFL 2017 champions. Now, QA is preparing to announce where QUAFL 2018 will be, and QA Today has an exclusive look at the top locations being considered.
With two pre-season rounds complete, the NSW State League, NQL, finally moves into pool play this coming weekend. With a brand new division system in place, teams can expect close match-ups in every single game they play. The Divisional split is based entirely on the results of pool play from the 2017 season, with six teams in Division 1 and seven in Division 2. Here are the results from pre-season play.
QA Today’s Cameron Caccamo takes a look at the teams that make up Div 2 – including each team’s record, how they’re tracking, and what to expect from them now that we enter pool play. Division 1 analysis can be found here.
The NSW State League, NQL, finally reaches pool play, with a new division system ensuring close matches all the way through the competition. Cameron Caccamo checks out Division 1, six of the best teams in NSW, and what to expect from them this weekend.
Queensland's Quidditch scene continues to grow, with a brand new community team to show for it. Cameron Caccamo gets #trashy to get the lowdown on the "Bin Chickens" - the Brisbane City Quidditch Club - chatting to Belinda Hammond and Daniel Scharf.
One of the newest teams in Australian Quidditch, the Melbourne Ravens have made a splash with a slick social media presence and a star-studded line-up from day one - but where did they come from, and what happened to the Wrackspurts? Cameron Caccamo asks their coaches, Deni Tasman and James Williams, to find out
It is a dark day for Quidditch in Australia, as evidence has emerged showing ball tampering is rife across the entire sport. Not even the World Cup final in 2016 is free from controversy.
It is alleged that across most tournaments in Australia, many available quaffles – a volleyball used to score points – and bludgers – the dodgeballs used by beaters to knock players out of play – were under-inflated. This has a distinct effect on how the ball is thrown and caught, giving the team ready for such circumstances a clear advantage.
It is still being determined just how deep this goes – with some in the community fearing that entire tournaments may have been played under these conditions.
The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games has dropped a bombshell just three days before the event begins, with Quidditch added to the program as an Official Sport just so Australia can easily win another Gold Medal.
For our sport to grow, we need new players to feel welcome even in a competitive atmosphere. QA Today looks at Internal Leagues at the University of Sunshine Coast and the University of Sydney - is this the best way to bring new players in? With USQL's first games over the weekend, QA Today caught up with USyd to see how their newer players fared.
They may have only been pre-season friendlies, but for many teams there was a lot to prove at the first NQL of 2018. Cameron Caccamo reports on the big winners and up-and-comers to watch out for.