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With the first round of the Victoria Cup this coming Sunday, 2nd of April, the Victoria Quidditch Association would like to extend a warm welcome to both our new members and old friends as they return to the field for what is shaping up to be a spectacular season. Join us at Cordner Oval at Fawkner Park, South Yarra for the following games:
Players must be signed in no later than 5 minutes before their game
. Eg. Game day start 10am – players must have their names ticked off by 9.55am. It is the responsibility of the player and their team to ensure that they have signed in before the cut off time. Any player who arrives late or does not sign in will have a time penalty of 5 minutes of game time in which they cannot be on the pitch. They will be informed by the scorekeepers as to when they can join play.
As always, teams are also allocated a refereeing timeslot. Referee teams are required to present themselves 10 minutes before their allocated refereeing slot. The team/s allocated to referee the first time slot at 10:00am will be required to set up the pitch. Pitch set up must be completed by no later than 9:50am. The referee roster will work as follows for the season:
- SET UP: Teams from the 10:50am game
- 10AM GAME: Teams from the 10:50am game to referee
- 10:50AM GAME: Teams from the 10am game to referee
- 11:40AM GAME: Teams from the 1:20pm game to referee
- 12:30PM GAME: Teams from the 11:40am game to referee
- 1:20PM GAME: Teams from the 12:30pm game to referee
- PACK UP: Teams from the 12:30pm game
Therefore this weekend the following referee schedule will be in place:
- SET UP: Blackburn Basilisks and Monash Mudbloods
- 10AM GAME: WRA v WIL – Blackburn Basilisks and Monash Mudbloods
- 10:50AM GAME: BAS v MUD – Wrackspurts QC and Whomping Willows QC
- 11:40AM GAME: MAN v UNI O – South Melbourne Centaurs and Melbourne Unicorns Blue
- 12:30PM GAME: MUG v LAT – Melbourne Manticores and Melbourne Unicorns Orange
- 1:20PM GAME: CEN v UNI B – Monash Muggles and La Trolls QC
- PACK UP: Monash Muggles and La Trolls QC
LOCATION: Cordner Oval is located only a field away from our old location on lawn 14, so if you do find yourself a little lost if you do accidently head to our old field out of habit please look for the quidditch goals inside the fenced off football field in the distance towards Commercial Road end of the park.
PARKING: If you need to drive to Fawkner Park, it is still recommended you look for a park on Pasley Street as this is closest to the fields. However, due to the park being popular and hosting a number of other sports, we recommend you arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to find parking.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Public transport is the easiest way to get to Fawkner Park. The Sandringham, Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne lines all stop at South Yarra station which is only a 10-minute walk down Toorak road to the park.
The number 8 tram stops at the Toorak road end of the park (stop #26), and number 72 tram at the Commercial road end of the park (Alfred Hospital stop). Both these trams can be caught to and from the CBD as well as passing through domain interchange, a hub for many tram routes.
Bus routes 220, 246, 216 and 219 all stop close to the park as well. A number of other trams also travel along St. Kilda road, as shown on the PT map below. To map your journey, visit: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/
After the games, the VQA invites all players and spectators to come down to Lucky Coq, 179 Chapel Street Windsor, for some cool drinks, $4 pizza, and great company. Click here to join the facebook event!
The VQA has also included some exciting new features on our website, including a league calendar of upcoming games and results and a league standings page to be updated after every round. You can now also view upcoming matches on the sidebar of the website and team specific upcoming matches on each teams page. We are looking into further being able to calculate player statistics such as snitch catches and goal scorers through the website in future.