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Road to QUAFL: Queensland Champs USC Dementors

Photo Credit: Fee Howcroft/USC Quidditch League

QUAFL 2018 is taking place this weekend. Before 24 of Australia’s finest Quidditch teams converge on the Sunshine Coast for 2 days, let’s take a moment to get to know some of the best teams in each attending state. Today we talked to Annie Partick, President of the University of the Sunshine Coast Quidditch Club, about her team’s success this year and their goals for QUAFL.

How did it feel to win the Queensland League Grand Final?

Fantastic! We suffered our first grand final loss last year to the ACU Paladins (now the Brisbane City Bin Chickens), so we came into the competition eager to reclaim the trophy. We’re very proud to have come away as winners. read more

Road to QUAFL: Victorian Champions Melbourne Manticores

Photo Credit: Melbourne Manticores Quidditch Club

QUAFL 2018 is taking place this weekend. Before 24 of Australia’s finest Quidditch teams converge on the Sunshine Coast for 2 days, let’s take a moment to get to know some of the best teams in each attending state. Today we talked to Jack Emerton of the oldest team in Victoria, about the Melbourne Manticore’s success this year and their goals for QUAFL

How did it feel to win the Vic Cup Grand Final?

Along with the joy and glory of winning it all, it also felt like a massive weight off our shoulders to be able to reverse the result of last years grand final in our favour, especially after all the hard work everyone put in read more

Road to QUAFL: NSW Champions University of Sydney Unspeakables

Photo credit: Maddi Moulton Photography

QUAFL 2018 is taking place this weekend. Before 24 of Australia’s finest Quidditch teams converge on the Sunshine Coast for 2 days, let’s take a moment to get to know some of the best teams in each attending state. Today we talked to Ajantha Abey, President of the University of Sydney Quidditch Club – The Largest Quidditch Club In The Country – and Co-Captain of the USyd Unspeakables, about his team’s success this year and their goals for QUAFL. read more

ELEVEN SLEEPS TO STATE!

This week we start our Team Analysis series, brought to you by the James Hosford and the state teams. Read carefully, because you’ll need all the relevant info for an exciting surprise coming in just a few days.

We start off with the NSW Blue Tongues A!

Mighty New South Wales! A state unquestionably at the heart of the Australian quidditch. And yet, without a state championship title. Can that change this time?

There is a continuity to the Blue Tongues’ squad between 2017 and 2018 which should serve it well. Athletic chaser superstars like Newton, Frison, Hague, Chittenden and Connell return, as do beaters like Derrick, Astalosh and Rennie who have helped with the state’s traditional bludging strength. Legends of the game like Andrew Culf and Dameon Osborn were not in Brisbane last year but were in Italy as Dropbears in 2018 alongside many of their team-mates and, crucially, key opponents. They all come together in 2018. read more

State and QUAFL Tournament Committee Announcement

Quidditch Australia is pleased to announce the tournament directors for the 2018 season.  

The Tournament Director for the 2018 State Shield will be Eleonora Leopardi, from Newcastle. read more

QA Statement: Gender in Quidditch

Quidditch Australia makes a statement regarding a recent controversy surrounding one of the Gender in Quidditch pieces published recently.

What I’ve learnt through Gender in Quidditch

Cameron Caccamo gives his experience of collating these Gender in Quidditch articles, and what he has learnt from the many discussions it has already caused.

Newcastle to host State Shield 2018

By Cameron Caccamo, QA Media Director

Quidditch Australia has today announced that the 2018 State Shield will be played in Newcastle over the weekend of October 13th and 14th. The games will take place at Wanderer’s Oval inside Magic Park, the home ground of Broadmeadow Magic Football Club.

Newcastle Quidditch Club has successfully hosted the annual Midwinter Cup tournament for several years, most recently just this past weekend. With plenty of tournament management experience and a fantastic location, 2018’s State Shield will be an event to remember. read more

University of Sydney Unspeakables claim 2018 Midwinter Cup

By Cameron Caccamo, QA Media Director

The University of Sydney Unspeakables have won their second tournament in as many weeks yesterday, claiming victory in Newcastle’s Midwinter Cup following their win last week at Melbourne Mudbash. In the final, they were able to overcome local rivals and defending Midwinter champions, Sydney City Serpents, in a 100*-80 thriller.

In a see-sawing game which saw neither side go ahead by more than two goals, Alex Cunningham again starred for USyd, catching snitch Jono O’Brien to give the Unspeakables their second piece of silverware for the year. Max Brenner and Brandon Frison did most of the damage on the scoreboard, with a desperate Serpents defence unable stop their drives.  read more

University of Sydney Unspeakables win Melbourne Mudbash 2018

The University of Sydney’s top team, the Unspeakables, have won the annual Melbourne Mudbash tournament at Fawkner Park, defeating NSW-based mercenary team The Art of Yeeting 120*-100.

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