Welcome to the official website of the Victorian Quidditch Association.
The Victorian Quidditch Association was founded in 2011 and was composed of one team – the Melbourne Manticores. Many of the Manticores were chosen to represent Australia in the International Quidditch Association’s Quidditch Olympics, held in Oxford, UK in 2012, in which the Australian squad won the bronze medal.
In 2013, the Victorian Quidditch Association expanded to four teams – alongside the Melbourne Manticores, the Wrackspurts Quidditch Club, the Monash Muggles and the Blackburn Basilisks competed in the Winter League 2013, held in Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne, in which the Manticores were crowned premiers and the Basilisks in second place.
The Victoria Cup competition began in October 2013, welcoming two new teams – the Northern Direwolves and the Melbourne Unicorns – to make it six in total for the Victorian Quidditch Association (two university teams and four community teams). The Monash Muggles were crowned the winners of The Victoria Cup 2013/2014 and went on to win Melbourne MudBash 2014. The year was wrapped up with Easton Shield where the South Melbourne Centaurs made their debut, and which gave the Blackburn Basilisks their first win.
2014 ended with the VQA sending four teams to the national QUAFL championships in Sydney – their largest contingent yet. Of those four teams, three placed in the top four, with the trophy being won by our very own Melbourne Manticores.
Sadly in 2015 we said goodbye to the Northern Direwolves, but welcomed a new team to the fray – the La Trobe Trolls. This year we ran The Victoria Cup 2015, which was won by the Melbourne Manticores. We held our third Melbourne MudBash, and also Charity Cup, which supported the Stroke Foundation. We achieved a landmark feat by hosting QUAFL in Melbourne for the first time, in association with the Monash Muggles. This gave back-to-back championships to our own Manticores, and a very successful tournament, showing just how far we’ve come as an organisation.
In 2016, the VQA again took big leaps and bounds in the Australian and International quidditch scene. The Victorian Leadbeaters, our state team, represented Victoria across three State of Origin weekends throughout the year and claimed the prestigious title over the NSW Bluetongue Wizards. Eleven members of the Victorian community across four teams were selected further to represent Australia at the 2016 IQA Quidditch World Cup. Australia beat the USA by snitch catch to take out the world title.
At a local level, the Melbourne Manticores took out a very successful Victoria Cup season over the Wrackspurts QC. Six of the VQA’s seven then travelled to Quidditch Australia’s QUAFL, the Australian National Tournament, of which the Wrackspurts Quidditch Club placed 1st, Monash Muggles 3rd, Melbourne Manticores 4th, Blackburn Basilisks in the top 8, with the South Melbourne Centaurs and Melbourne Unicorns narrowly missing out on bracket play.
After a very successful 2016, the VQA are excited to return in 2017 and welcome all new and old members for another year.
To contact us about getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The current administration is:
President: N. Gertler
Vice President: J. Brooks
Secretary: A. Langdon
Treasurer: N. Munro
Head of Officials: M. Kelly
Head of Gameplay: N. Morton
Head of Media: J. Herring
Head of Events and Fundraising: D. Skywaller
Head of IT: B. Anderson
OH&S: Natalie Benedykt
Equipment Manager: James Brooks
First Aid Coordinator: N. Radoll
Blackburn Basilisks: C. Bridle
La Trobe Trolls: R. Atkinson
Melbourne Manticores: C. Menkhorst
Melbourne Ravens: E. Kirsch
Melbourne Unicorns: J. Bloom
Monash Mudbloods: V. Halupka
Monash Muggles: E. Vienet
South Melbourne Centaurs: C. Dyall
South Melbourne Minotaurs: M. te Riele
Whomping Willows: S. Longbotham