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.
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.
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.
As 2014 draws to a close, the AQA are pleased to announce just a few exciting plans for the coming year.
Last weekend saw Australia’s national quidditch champion crowned for the 4th time at QUAFL 2014, held at Macquarie University in Sydney, NSW.
The Easton Shield saw Victoria’s 7 teams face off in a 14 round battle royale for the title of Easton Shield Premiers 2014. The Victorian Quidditch Association partnered with the Leukaemia Foundation for this charity season of quidditch. The aim of the Easton Shield was to raise funds and awareness for the foundation.
So somehow another QUAFL is already upon us in less than two weeks, the fourth such converging of Australian quidditch’s best and brightest and the biggest and most bombastic yet. QUAFL 2014 has snuck up as fast as these major events always invariably do, but for NSW teams it will be the next logical step up from what has been a busy and dramatic year of Triwizard action.
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Next month’s NSW Triwizard Tournament will culminate in the crowning of a 2014 NSW Quidditch Champion. This marks the first time in Australian quidditch history – founded in 2011 – that a NSW State Champion will be officially declared. The announcement comes with the recent formation of Quidditch New South Wales (QNSW), a new entity formed to further develop quidditch throughout the state.