South Melbourne Centaurs
The South Melbourne Centaurs are a community-based team primarily located in the South Melbourne, St.Kilda and South Yarra area, however, have been recruiting from far and wide across Melbourne. Making their debut in the Victorian Quidditch Association’s Easton Shield in 2014, the Centaurs established themselves as a force to be reckoned with thanks to their perseverance and sportsmanship.
With wins and close losses against the top ranked teams of the Victorian ladder in 2015, the Centaurs proved that in the right conditions, they are not to be underestimated. The Centaurs made their national debut at the QUAFL Australia Quidditch Championships in 2015; narrowly missing out on a place in the top 12.
2016 was a re-build year for the team; gaining players with a variety of skills to join their ranks. The team relies on a strong chaser line up and a small but strong beater line up and, although sometimes in past seasons have been lacking in numbers, have overcome such obstacles with their sheer determination and a “never giving in” attitude to cement a steady place the middle of the VQA’s Victoria Cup ladder.