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Victorian Leadbeaters become 2016 Quidditch Australia’s State Champions!

The Victorian Leadbeaters are the 2016 Quidditch Australia State Champions!

They defeated the NSW Blue Tongue Wizards 120*-50 in the third game of the final State of Origin series. The Blue Tongue Wizards gained the early edge with a 110*-50  victory over the Leadbeaters in the first game. In the second game, the Leadbeaters roared back with a 130*-20 win.

Over the course of all three series, the Leadbeaters have won five games with the Blue Tongue Wizards winning four.

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Call For Nominations – 2016 QAI AGM

Quidditch Australia Incorporated 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.

Nominations must be;

  • in writing,
  • certified by the nominee,
  • signed by representatives of two Member Clubs and/or States.

Please disclose any position in a State or Club you hold as either an officer or a paid employee.

Nomination form

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 or president@quidditch.org.au, please have your nominations in no later than the 16th November 2016.

Player Registration now open for QUAFL 2016

Player registration is now open for QUAFL 2016, the Australian Quidditch Championships. Hosted at the Australian Institute of Sport, QUAFL is Quidditch Australia’s premier event, serving as Australia’s national championships, and the culmination of the 2016 national quidditch season.

This form must be completed by any player interested in participating at QUAFL in 2016. Players must be registered by 11:59pm on the 14th of November.

Feel free to contact quafl@quidditch.org.au with any questions, queries, or concerns.

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Quidditch Australia Strategic Plan and Mid-year Update

Quidditch Australia’s mid-year update

Going into the second half of the year, Quidditch Australia would like to acknowledge all the work done so far in 2016. Quidditch Australia is immensely proud of everything completed up until now and are incredibly excited to see the sport, community, and organisation continue to grow. Record membership rates, affiliated teams, and participation levels have been achieved amid a great number of successful events held in 2016. The months and years to come bring forward many opportunities for sustained growth and expansion. In this update, Quidditch Australia looks at the things accomplished in 2016 along with including half-yearly treasurer and gameplay reports.

QAI Mid-Year Update – Download here

 

Quidditch Australia Strategic Plan 2017-2019

Quidditch Australia has grown rapidly over the last 5 years, with our most recent national tournament hosting 19 teams from 5 states. Our national team, the Australian Dropbears, became the first team to defeat the United States and take out the 2016 IQA Quidditch World Cup. With close to 600 players, and rapidly rising, QAI is looking to create a strategic plan to guide the nation through this expansion.

Quidditch Australia are looking for community consultation on a variety of topics to help mold the vision and direction of the strategic plan for the next 3 years.

Quidditch Australia Strategic Plan Questionnaire

 

Expression of Interest for Appointed Board Positions for Quidditch Australia

Quidditch Australia like to open expressions of interest (EOIs) for appointment to the board of directors.

According to the Constitution, up to two directors may be appointed by the board. Appointed directors are chosen to provide input on to the board in areas where the current board directors feel it is lacking. As such, successful directors will be chosen based on the attributes, skills and experiences that they can offer to the board and the wider Quidditch community.

It should be noted that the current board need not appoint directors from those submitting EOIs, nor need they appoint directors at all. However, these EOIs will provide the board with some insights as to who is interested and what they can bring to the table.

With this, we would like to open EOIs for these appointed board positions. EOIs will be accepted until the 8th of April. Applicants may send in a one page cover letter and a two page resume. Applicants should address their skills and experiences within their EOIs, as well as any board portfolios they might wish to hold.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the board.

Please email all EOI’s to president@quidditch.org.au

Expression of Interest for Appointed Board Positions for Quidditch Australia

Call For Nominations

It’s election season again.

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Quidditch at UniBattle 2015

 

This year quidditch will be a part of the Australian University Sports UniGames, UniBattle 2015. The Australian Quidditch Association, headed by Eva Alexandra and Hannah Monty have been working with the Australian University Sports to create the facilities for quidditch to be played at UniBattle for the first time ever, a huge step forward in establishing quidditch into the mainstream sporting community.

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QUAFL 2015 Location

This year, the AQA received more bids than we ever had and while we were happy that more teams and organizations were stepping up and willing to host our championships, it meant decision making was going to be a lot harder.

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New Directors Appointed

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The Board is proud to announce the appointment of two new director;

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Mid Year Membership

To cater for the influx of new players following O day events in semester 1, the Board of Directors have devised an additional membership rate for individuals who would like to play for an official team. This rate will run from the month of February through to the 30th of June and will include insurance and other membership perks.

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