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VQA’s Quidditch Come and Try Day

Luke Hemer Photography
Luke Hemer Photography

Heard about quidditch before and wanted to give it a try and didn’t know how? There are multiple teams across Melbourne who are looking for players! Come on down to learn the basics of the sport and find out why quidditch is for you!

To give you the full quidditch experience there’ll be three workshops focusing on chasing, beating and seeking. You will get to rotate between all three workshops before having a go in a game!

No experience is required, just wear sports clothes, runners (no footy boots), bring a water bottle and be willing to give it a go.

When: Sunday 26th of February, from 9:30am-12pm. The workshops will be starting at 10, but please arrive around 9:30 to have time to sign a waiver form and warm up.

Where: Lawn 14, Fawkner Park in South Yarra https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/fawkner-park-summer.pdf

Cost: FREE! Just click attending on our Facebook event to register your interest and to help us with numbers.

Contact us at team@quidditchvictoria.com if you have any questions.


Come Along to Quidditch 101!

Photo courtesy of Nic Hirst
Photo courtesy of Nic Hirst

Are you a brand-new player wanting to learn how to play Quidditch but don’t quite know where to start? Or are you a long-time player just looking to brush up on your skills? All are welcome at the Victorian Quidditch Association’s Quidditch 101 on Sunday June 22 at 12pm in Fawkner Park, South Yarra, where players from various teams will be running drills, fitness, and position-based workshops.

Whether you’re still getting comfortable running around with a broom, want to try your hand at a new position, or just want to work on landing those beats, we’re happy to help you out. To find out more, click here!

If you can’t make it, our next event will be the second annual Melbourne Mudbash, where both Victorian and interstate teams will be battling it out in the muddiest of conditions for the 2014 title. You can find out more information by clicking here.


The Come And Try Day Was A Great Success!

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 11.25.57 AMPhotograph courtesy of Nic Hirst Photography

Yesterday the Victorian Quidditch Association held it’s first Come and Try Day, that welcomed players interested or curious in quidditch to come along to Fawkner Park to give the game a go. The day was a great success, with all new and existing players having a great day in the sun and we’re looking forward to welcoming these newbies into teams for next season.

For those of you who were there (or weren’t there!) and want to double check which teams were recruiting, we have –

The Melbourne Manticores
The Northern Direwolves
The South Melbourne Centaurs

If you missed yesterday and are keen to come down and have a go, our next match (and our first round of finals for the Victoria Cup) is on Sunday, May 4th. The first game is at 10am in Fawkner Park, South Yarra. Details are here.

If you have any questions about playing quidditch, joining  a team or anything else, just post a comment below and we’ll get back to you. Thanks to everyone who helped out, came along and got involved!

Come and Try Quidditch Day!

SNPhotograph courtesy of SLDixon Photography

After our phenomenal weekend at Supanova Melbourne, the Victorian Quidditch Association is happy to announce we’ll be running a Come and Try Quidditch Day on Sunday April 27 at 10am in Fawkner Park, South Yarra.

Everyone is welcome (and encouraged) to come down and learn the rules, have a go and join a team! If you’re interested in finding out more, click here. To RSVP to the event, click here.

The VQA will cover the basic positions, rules, balls and safe tackling as well as introducing you to the six teams we currently have in our Victoria Cup League. On the day, there will be three teams recruiting –

The Melbourne Manticores
The Northern Direwolves
The South Melbourne Centaurs – a brand new team being put together for the 2014/2015 Victoria Cup season.

If you can’t come along to the Come and Try Quidditch Day, no worries! Our next game of the Victoria Cup is Sunday, April 20th then our first round of finals is Sunday, May 4th. The semi finals take place on Sunday, May 18th and the eagerly anticipated Grand Final will be held on Sunday, June 1st. After each match is a Come and Try game, where anyone can jump in and have a go.

For more information on our Come and Try Quidditch Day, click here!