State Leagues

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

The (One-Arm) Wrap – NQL Round 2 Division 1

The second competitive round of NQL saw most teams play against the last of their divisional opponents, giving us a very good idea of where each team stands. QA Today asked some of our readers to talk about some of the games they participated in – as players, referees, or even just spectating – to give the rest of the community a glimpse of just how close the competition is in each Division. Here are some of the games in Division One, you can read all about Division Two here.

The Macarthur Weasleys beat us to the punch and have already published an article about their games for the day, which you can find here. read more

The (One-Arm) Wrap – NQL Round 2 Division 2

The second competitive round of NQL saw most teams play against the last of their divisional opponents, giving us a very good idea of where each team stands. QA Today asked some of our readers to talk about some of the games they participated in – as players, referees, or even just spectating – to give the rest of the community a glimpse of just how close the competition is in each Division. Here are some of the games in Division Two, you can read all about Division One here.

The Macarthur Weasleys beat us to the punch and have already published an article about their games for the day, which you can find here. read more

The One-Arm Wrap – NQL Round 1 Overview

With the first official round of the NQL in the books and the second coming up this weekend, QA Today asks the NSW Quidditch community – what is the competition looking like across both divisions? Here are some of the responses to our call-out.

Have your own thoughts about NQL, or Quidditch games in your own backyard? Feel free to get in touch with QA Today through media@quidditch.org.au.

Ana Barciela – Macquarie Marauders

For Div 1, I’d say at the Serpents are the best at the moment. After all, they are a team comprised of top level, committed players, who take the sport seriously and train accordingly, all seemingly well versed in quidditch strategy and passionate about it. Their strict recruitment is understandable when you want to play in a team where all the players take the sport seriously. I hope they are paving the way for more competitive, high level community teams to rise, but right now they have that edge on all other teams. I think there’s a clear distinction in Div 1 between the top four (Serpents, Unspeakables, WSQC and ANU) and Newcastle and Macquarie. read more

The One-Arm Wrap – Vic Cup Overview

With six rounds of the Vic Cup complete, the Victorian Quidditch community has a very good idea of the teams leading the charge in 2018. QA Today made a call-out for Victorians to give us their thoughts on how the Vic Cup was tracking, and here are some of the responses.

Have your own thoughts about the Vic Cup, or Quidditch games in your own backyard? Feel free to get in touch with QA Today through media@quidditch.org.au.

Benjamin Watson – Captain/Asst Coach, La Trobe Trolls

As we stand, the Whomping Willows are currently looking the strongest of all of the Victorian teams. I think currently the Willows have quite a strong chaser line up and also then have a very strong beater lineup -they have such depth that they can also afford to have the likes of Bodie Nash or James Osmond seeking. read more

The One-Arm Wrap: NQL Division 2

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.

NQL SCORES

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. read more

The One-Arm Wrap: NQL Division 1

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.

Around the Grounds: Brisbane City QC

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.

Around the Grounds: The Melbourne Ravens

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

The (One-Arm) Wrap: NQL Pre-Season 1

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.