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Victorian Leadbeater Player Applications for 2019

Applications for the Victorian Leadbeaters are now open, and the Victorian Quidditch Association is excited to announce that this year we will be fielding two Victorian teams at Quidditch Australia’s State Shield Tournament. The event is planned to be held on the 5th – 6th of October in Victoria, with details to be confirmed by Quidditch Australia in the coming weeks.

Tryouts for the Leadbeaters are open to all applicants and will be held as follows:

  1. Sunday 23rd June, 2:00pm – 4:30pm at Fawkner Park (Victoria Cup Field)
  2. Sunday 30th June, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Fawkner Park (Victoria Cup Field)
  3. Players will have the opportunity to be viewed playing at Melbourne Mudbash on the 6th – 7th of July

Applications close at 11:59pm on the 22nd of June. Please answer all questions in the application form in a clear and honest manner, as this will help our selection panel out immensely!

Questions can be directed to any of the Selection Panel members; Daniel Leane (Monash Muggles), Ed Vienet (Monash Muggles), Mark Kelly (South Melbourne Centaurs), Nathan Morton (Whomping Willows) or Nicola Gertler (Melbourne Manticores), or by emailing team@quidditchvictoria.com

The selection panel highly encourages all eligible individuals to apply! As the association intends to field two squads, a high number of applicants is required. To view Quidditch Australia’s eligibility criteria, click here.

APPLY NOW TO BE A VICTORIAN LEADBEATER IN 2019

Melbourne Mudbash Player Registration Now Open!

Player registration is now open for individuals participating in Melbourne Mudbash 2019!

Melbourne Mudbash will be held at Fawkner Park, South Yarra, on the 6th – 7th of July. The tournament is anticipating 14 teams will be participating, including the opportunity for individuals to join a mercenary team . There will be a social on the Sunday evening at Arcadia Hotel on the corner of punt road and toorak road.  

Registration will close at 11:59pm on Saturday, 22nd of June.

If you are an individual wishing to join a mercenary team, please select “Mercenary Team” under the team selection and the VQA will contact you in regards to team allocations.

Fee Breakdown:

ALL PLAYERS
Individual Player Fee:$35
OPTIONAL
Tournament Lunches (Sat & Sun):$10
Social Ticket:$20

Please be aware that payments may be made by PayPal only. PayPal is a very effective system and you can pay with a visa debit or credit card without a PayPal Membership. After the registration cut off date, all payments made to the VQA are non-refundable unless in exceptional circumstances. Prior to June 22nd, registrations will be offered for ‘change of mind’. To request a refund, contact Nicholas Munro at team@quidditchvictoria.com

By registering for this tournament you agree to participate in accordance with the rules of the Victorian Quidditch Association and Quidditch Australia’s Code of Conduct. Anyone found to be in violation of the code will be disqualified from the tournament and required to leave the designated fields for the remainder of the tournament. Please note that this is a drug and alcohol-free tournament. A copy of the code may be found here: http://www.quidditch.org.au/code-of-conduct/

RSVP to our Facebook Event to keep up to date!

Questions and enquiries can be communicated to Co-Tournament Directors Manon te Riele and Nicola Gertler at team@quidditchvictoria.com

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!

Melbourne Mudbash Team Registration now open!

Team Registration is now open for teams wishing to participate in Melbourne Mudbash 2019!

The Victorian Quidditch Association is excited to announce that Melbourne Mudbash is back at Fawkner Park and will be held on the 6th-7th July 2019. The tournament is anticipating 12 teams, including the opportunity to join a mercenary team. There will be a social on the Sunday evening (details to be announced soon).

Team registration will open on the 28th of May and close on the 7th of June. Player registration, inclusive of individuals registering to join a mercenary team, will open on the 8th of June and close on the 22nd of June.

As always, Melbourne Mudbash is a QA sanctioned event. All players are required to hold QA Memberships and the opportunity will be taken to enforce participation by club teams, rather than mercenary teams, where possible with the intent to rank as many games as possible. All participation from players, coaches, officials, organisers and spectators are governed by the rules and regulations of the Victorian Quidditch Association and Quidditch Australia’s Code of Conduct. Melbourne Mudbash is an alcohol, drug and smoke free event in accordance with the City of Melbourne.

Please direct any questions to the VQA executive at team@quidditchvictoria.com or contact Tournament Directors Nicola Gertler and Manon te Riele directly.

REGISTER YOUR TEAM HERE

Victorian leadbeaters 2019: staff and selection panel applications now open

Applications are now open for Head Coach, Assistant Coach/es, Team Manager and all five positions on the selection panel for the 2019 Victorian Leadbeaters.

If you believe you have the skills and commitment required to be on the coaching team or selection panel, please complete the form below in as much details as possible. Quidditch Australia’s State of Origin Championship weekend is planned to be held in October with the panel’s main goal to be to select the team, reserves and development squad for this event, the team managers role to ensure the smooth execution of the process from an administrative aspect, and the coaching team to develop all players into a cohesive unit for the championship.

A full breakdown of all positions and respective duties can be found here.

The coaching team and selection panel members are required to attend and assist with the running of try-out sessions for the selection process, to be held in June. The head coach is automatically a member of the selection panel.

Coaching, Team Manager and Selector applications close 11:59pm  Friday, May 24th 2019.

APPLY NOW

Melbourne Mudbash 2019: staff applications now open!

The Victorian Quidditch Association is seeking applications for a tournament director and two assistant tournament directors for Melbourne Mudbash 2019. All positions are voluntary. The tournament will be held on the 6th – 7th of July at Fawkner Park, South Yarra.

Applications open: Wednesday, 1st May 2019

Applications close: Friday, 17th May 2019

Any and all questions can be directed to the VQA Executive at team@quidditchvictoria.com. If you have another role or way in which you’d like to contribute to the tournament, please send us an email! We are also seeking keen individuals to generally assist with the running of the event.

Tournament Director: The tournament director (TD) is responsible for the overall running of the tournament, including supervising the organising committee, working with the team to determine the general direction and flavour of the event, and liaising with outside bodies. The tournament director shall be responsible for curation and execution of the timeline of the event, inclusive of all planning stages and the event days themselves, from start to finish. The tournament director is the direct liaison between the tournament organisers and VQA committee. In conjunction with the VQA Executive, the tournament director shall be responsible for handling any issues, grievances or disciplinary action which may occur or be required over the tournament weekend.

Assistant Tournament Director x 2:  The assistant tournament directors assists the TD in their duties wherever required, dividing up duties according to the TD’s and assistant TD’s respective strengths, and taking over in the case that the TD is not available. Both ATD’s will be required to assist the TD and VQA Executive in handling any issues, grievances or disciplinary action which may occur or be required over the tournament weekend.

First Focus: Logistics, Equipment, Venue

Duties may include:

  • Sourcing and management of equipment for the tournament, including sourcing marquees, tables, chairs and other non-gameplay equipment.
  • Coordinating the layout of the event, as well specific tasks such as set-up and pack-up
  • Provide public communications about the venue, such as a transport plan for travelling to the tournament by PT.
  • Work with the other ATD to develop a volunteer’s roster for logistic based tasks such as set up and pack up.
  • Liaise with the VQA’s Media and IT Directors to ensure the spread of information to players through the VQA’s media channels.
  • Any other duties which may be befitting to the focus of Logistics, Equipment and The Venue.
  • Assist the TD in the creation of the tournament information package

Second Focus: Volunteers, Hospitality, Merchandise

The focus of this role is to develop the overall internal feel of the event and to be an internal contact for entities within our community. Duties may include:

  • Seeking, coordinating and rostering volunteers for the event.
  • Coordinating hospitality related aspects of the event, such as organising the BBQ or player lunches
  • Assist the VQA’s Events and Fundraising Director in coordinating the Mudbash Social
  • Putting together a package for teams of recommended accommodation, attractions, local shopping options and other relevant things in the area.
  • Developing potential merchandise and the sale of merchandise
  • Liaise with the VQA’s Media and IT Directors to ensure the spread of information to players through the VQA’s media channels.
  • Any other duties which may be befitting to the focus of Volunteers, Hospitality and Merchandise.
  • Assist the TD in the creation of the tournament information package

APPLY HERE

Victoria Cup 2019 Fixture and Registration

Photo Credit: James Layh Graphic Design: Massimo Galli
Photo Credit: James Layh
Graphic Design: Massimo Galli

The Victoria Cup Fixture and Registration is now live on our website!

The VQA are proud to announce that the Victoria Cup 2019 will feature two divisions! While teams will have the opportunity to play against all other teams for ladder points, teams will play more games against those in their division. This change seeks to make games more entertaining, competitive, and a better opportunity to develop and improve for all teams.

Division One:
Melbourne Manticores Quidditch Club
Whomping Willows Quidditch Club
Monash Muggles Quidditch Club
Melbourne Ravens Quidditch Club

The 2019 Fixture is available here.

If you wish to register for the season, click here!

Interested in joining a team? Find us on Facebook

VICTORIAN FANTASY JERSEY PRE-ORDER

Copy of A STAR WARS STORY

A very limited pre-order period is available for the Victorian Fantasy 2019 Starwars Jerseys, featuring Team Maul (Red), Team Vader (Black), Team R2D2 (Blue), Team BB8 (Orange), Team Yoda (Green) and Team Troopers (White). Jerseys feature the character, faded faction logo background, VQA logo and faction logo on the sleeves, and team name, number and Victorian Fantasy in the iconic distant galaxy font.

Orders are open till 3pm, Friday 18th January due to the production timeframe, and can be made below. There will be a limited number of jerseys available at the event for purchase, however colours and sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Uniforms are produced by Beastwear. Click here to view sizes.

$25 Pre-Order with a custom number | $30 On The Day 

Australia Wide Postage $8.50 or Pick Up Available 

TEAM VADER
Images are indicative of jersey design. Printed jersey may differ slightly due to how colours appear on screen. The Victorian Quidditch Association claims no copyright over Lucasfilm intellectual property. 

VICTORIAN FANTASY 2019: Registration Now Open!

 

A STAR WARS STORY (1) - Copy

A long time ago in a galaxy far away…

Victorian Fantasy: A Star Wars Story

It is a time of peace in the galaxy. After the Battle of the Sunshine Coast, all has been quiet in the off-season. But a new threat rises. With a new year brings new struggles as the War is about to heat up.

2019 has brought a new conflict to the Victorian system. A fantasy tournament in the sport of Quidditch will be fought by 6 brave teams to decide which controls power in Victoria. Armed with brooms, balls and determination, our brave heroes prepare to begin their 2019 conquest with the Victorian Fantasy…

$40 EARLY BIRD TILL THE 20TH JAN | $45 THEREAFTER 

Forest Hill College | 16th – 17th February 2019

Team Themed Jersey Included

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, CLOSING FEBRUARY 4TH.

Please note, refunds for change of mind will be available until the close of registration. After this time, all registrations are non-refundable unless in exceptional circumstance.

Victoria Cup Presentation Night 2018: Tickets Now On Sale

17th November 2018 (2)
Looks like we jumped the gun a little, but we are excited to share with you that we have found a bigger, better venue for our presentation evening, which will now be held at the Bells Hotel in South Melbourne! You’ve also now got another week to purchase tickets and to deliberate over your outfit!
 
So without further ado, the Victorian Quidditch Association cordially invited you to the Victoria Cup Presentation Night for 2018!
In celebration of our Victoria Cup season, we will be presenting awards to celebrate the top achievers within our community, including the season and grand final MVP’s.
The event will commence at 6:30pm with finger food to be served between 7pm – 9pm and guests are welcome to purchase a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
 
The awards presentation shall commence from 8:30pm.
 
Tickets can be purchased through the Victorian Quidditch Association website. Tickets will be on sale til the 1tth November, after this date tickets purchased are non-refundable by the VQA, however, may be sold onto a third party.
 
**This is an 18+ event. The venue reserves the right to deny entry or remove individuals from their premises. The Victorian Quidditch Association reserves the right to remove individuals from their event for inappropriate behaviour.**

Purchase your own Leadbeaters Jersey!

Jackson Weaver Photography
Jackson Weaver Photography

To support the Leadbeaters in 2018 we are once again opening up orders for Team Victoria Jerseys, as worn by our Leadbeaters in 2017 and now again in 2018.

Jerseys are $40 and all profits go to supporting our athletes on our way to the Victorian #threepeat. Provided by ZONE Ultimate, jerseys are high quality, soft, stretchy and great for athletic activities.

Payments can be made via PayPal when completing the order form below. Orders will be taken up until 5pm, Friday 8th September. Anyone wishing to pay via direct deposit should get in contact at team@quidditchvictoria.com.

There is also a limited selection of caps and snapbacks available for purchase at $20 and $25 each.