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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.

QUAFL Team Announcement and Individual Registration

Quidditch Australia is excited to announce the twenty-six teams from five states and territories that will be competing for national glory at this year’s QUAFL: Australian Quidditch Championship. Continuing our slow but steady growth from the 23 teams last year, QUAFL is sure to be a truly exciting and intense weekend.
Last year saw Wrackspurt QC from Melbourne, Victoria fend off all competitors to take the victory, but can they do it again?

ACU Paladins
Adelaide Augureys
ANU Owls
Blackburn Basilisks
Glenelg Gargoyles
La Trobe Trolls
Macarthur Weasleys
Macquarie Marauders
Melbourne Manticores

Melbourne Unicorns Orange
Melbourne Unicorns Blue
Monash Muggles
Monash Mudbloods
Newcastle Fireballs
QUT Lycans
South Melbourne Centaurs
Sydney City Serpents
Unspeakables

Unbreakables
Unforgiveables
UNSW Snapes on a Plane
USC Dementors
UTS Opaleyes
Western Sydney QC
Whomping Willows QC
Wrackspurts QC

Individual registration is also here! All individuals wishing to be included on their team’s roster must fill out this form by midnight November 6th. The form is compulsory for playing and non-playing individuals.

Registration costs $15pp for Players and $7.5pp for Non-playing Coaches and Managers.
 
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Canberra; as always, questions, comments, queries, and concerns can be directed to quafl@quidditch.org.au.

Quidditch Australian Board of Directors Call for Nominations

Quidditch Australia is making a call for nominations for its board of directors as well as a call for motions for special resolutions for the AGM.

The term of appointment is two years. Collectively the seven directors are responsible for the good governance of Quidditch Australia – establishing policy, maintaining the association’s finances and other duties necessary for running quidditch in Australia. After their election, the directors of the board will then be able to delegate amongst themselves specific portfolios. Current examples of portfolios include ‘Media & Marketing’, ‘Treasury’, and ‘Gameplay’ although this will be at the discretion of the newly elected board.

To nominate yourself for election please fill out this form, ensuring it is:

  • in writing using the prescribed form,
  • certified by the nominee,
  • signed by an authorised representative from two (2) member states or clubs
  • accompanied by a 1-2 page candidate statement
  • sent to secretary@quidditch.org.au by no later than the 2nd November

If the number of nominations received for the board is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled or if there are insufficient nominations received to fill all vacancies on the board, then those nominated shall be declared elected only if approved by the majority of members entitled to vote.

Merryn Christian, Alise Fox, and Matthew Ingram will all remain on the board until 2018. There will be four vacancies on the board up for election at the AGM.

CONSTITUTION

Changes to the constitution require a Special Resolution, and need to follow the Corporations Act 2001. We’re happy to consider any constitution changes.

For reference, the constitution can be found here.

Nominations and motions for special resolutions can be emailed to secretary@quidditch.org.au, please have your nominations in no later than the 2nd November.

QA State Shield: VIC Coaches

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Leading the Leadbeaters at Quidditch Australia‘s upcoming State Shield tournament is Liam McCoppin, with the assistance of Taya Rawson and Edward Vienet. Will Victoria be able to come out on top again after their win in the 2016 State of Origin series?

Find out at Quidditch Australia’s State Shield, held in Brisbane on the 14th and 15th of October.

QA State Shield: QLD Coaches

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The Queensland Thunderbirds are proud to announce the coaching staff for 2017, with Daniel Scharf and Simon Spann coaching the Thunderbirds into into the inaugural State Shield tournament against the Victorian Leadbeaters and the NSW Blue Tongues.

Quidditch Australia’s State Shield will be held in Brisbane on the 14th and 15th of October.

QA State Shield: NSW Coaches

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Leading the Blue Tongues at Quidditch Australia’s upcoming State Shield tournament are Danny Fox and Minh Diep. With many years of quidditch experience and coaching across the state under their belt, can they help the Blue Tongues to take out the trophy?

Find out at Quidditch Australia’s State Shield, held in Brisbane on the 14th and 15th of October.

QUAFL 2017 Team Registration and Timeline

Registration is now open for any team that wishes to compete at QUAFL: Australian Quidditch Championships 2017.

Simply fill out this form by October 1st.

Any team wishing to compete must be a registered and paid QA member team. There are also a number of additional requirements including minimum certification of team referees and minimum game requirements. A full explanation of all requirements can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you in Canberra.

 

The timeline for registration will be as follows:

4th September       Team Registration Opens
1st October             Team Registration Closes
All teams must be registered and fully paid members by this date
2nd October           Player Registration Opens
23rd October         Deadline for application for exemption from any QA QUAFL requirement
1st November        Social Tickets go on sale
6th November       Player Registration Closes
All players must be registered  and fully paid members by this date
17th November     Team Rosters must be submitted
Referee Requirements must be met
All QUAFL requirements must be met by November 17th unless specified as earlier.

Questions and comments can be sent to quafl@quidditch.org.au.

The Victorian Leadbeaters for State Shield

Introducing the Victorian Leadbeaters roster for the inaugural Quidditch Australia’s State Shield!

The tournament will be held in Brisbane on the 14th and 15th of October between the NSW Blue Tongues, the Queensland Thunderbirds, and the Victorian Leadbeaters.

Roster

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The Queensland Thunderbirds for State Shield

Introducing the Queensland Thunderbirds roster for the inaugural Quidditch Australia’s State Shield!

The tournament will be held in Brisbane on the 14th and 15th of October between the NSW Blue Tongues, the Queensland Thunderbirds, and the Victorian Leadbeaters.

Roster

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The New South Wales Blue Tongues for State Shield

Introducing the NSW Blue Tongues‘s roster for the inaugural Quidditch Australia’s State Shield!

The tournament will be held in Brisbane on the 14th and 15th of October between the Blue Tongues, the Queensland Thunderbirds, and the Victorian Leadbeaters .

Roster

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