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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. The Tournament Director for the 2018 Australian National Quidditch Championships (aka QUAFL) will be Alistair Yap, from the Sunshine Coast.   Congratulations to these two individuals. We know they will bring excellent experience, knowledge, and dedication to their roles and ensure both events are amazing experiences for all who attend. Quidditch Australia is grateful for the wealth of knowledge and dedication to the sport within our community that encourages people to volunteer their time for the betterment of everyone.

State Shield Organising Committee

Assistant TD – Regina Atkinson
Logistics Director – James Hosford
Merchandise Coordinator – Cameron Jones 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.

Gender in Quidditch: “Why Being The Most Inclusive Sport in the World Takes More than a Gender Rule”

An anonymous contribution to the Gender in Quidditch discussion, talking about coming out as a non-binary player and how inclusive we really are as a sport.

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.

Gender in Quidditch: “Women on the Australian Team, 2016-2018”

Sophie Fitch talks about her experience watching the Dropbears, looking at the 2016 and 2018 squads and how women were treated and used on the field.

Gender in Quidditch: “Non-Binary Matters: Why We Need to Keep Quidditch Gender Diverse”

Tegan Diep explores how important it is for non-binary people to live their truth in Quidditch, and why we should keep it that way.

Gender in Quidditch: “Non-male is non-progressive”

Ana Barciela looks at the experience of women in Quidditch, speaking to how Quidditch sometimes seems to be a two-gender sport: male, and non-male.

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. 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. read more

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