TeamUK Supporters Kit

QuidditchUK are excited to announce the official TeamUK Supporter Merchandise for World Cup 2018.

We have designed two supporter t-shirts and an official TeamUK snapback for the weekend, all designed by Emma Piper with a brand new TeamUK logo.

Orders are open until Saturday June 10th 2018 at 23:59 – The Snapbacks are on a limited run of 80 hats so get in quickly.

Pre-Orders are now open in the QuidditchUK shop, and will be available for collection in Florence at World Cup 2018.

www.quidditchuk.org/shop

Photo Credit – Sam Senior

 

QuidditchUK announces Event Minimum Roster Policy

From the 2018/2019 season onwards, QuidditchUK will require mandatory minimums to submit a legal roster for a QuidditchUK tournament. Teams must still make this roster requirement when registering at the actual tournament.

This policy has been introduced to avoid forfeiture due to injuries or unforseen absences ruling out smaller teams – we no longer believe 7 player rosters are feasible for tournaments that span an entire weekend where teams are expected to play in excess of 6 games.

The policy only includes official QuidditchUK tournaments, and does not include tournaments or fixtures run by quidditch clubs or other organisations.

Read the policy below:

QUIDDITCHUK EVENT MINIMUM ROSTER POLICY

If you have any questions on this policy or the minority gender requirements, please contact us here – www.quidditchuk.org/contact

 

QuidditchUK Financial Surplus Report – 2016/2017

QuidditchUK are today releasing the revised financial statement for the 2016/2017 season.  The report (linked below) provides information regarding QuidditchUK’s income and expenditure across all of our tournaments and other activities for the 2016/17 season.

QuidditchUK Financial Surplus Report – 2016/2017

QuidditchUK would like to apologise for the delay in publishing this revised report following the retraction of the earlier version in January 2018. This retraction follows inconsistencies in the referee payments reported throughout the season, which are currently being reconciled by an accountant.  QuidditchUK acknowledge that delays like this are frustrating and as a result of the issues in publishing this report, the improvement of transparency throughout our organisation is of critical importance and is something we are prioritising before the beginning of the 2018/2019 season.  Our aims include facilitating better communication between clubs, players and volunteers; and a single streamlined system for managing expenses and officials payments/reimbursements alike.

If you would like to get in contact with QuidditchUK with questions about the Financial Surplus Report or otherwise, please do not hesitate to drop us a message using the contact page.

 

Genevieve Tyrrell announced as new QuidditchUK Events Director

QuidditchUK are excited to announce that Genevieve Tyrrell has been appointed as Events Director on the Executive Management Team. With considerable experience in events management, including being Operations Officer at BQC 2018, Genevieve will be working closely with the Operations and Development department to successfully deliver and continue to improve QuidditchUK’s regional and national tournaments.

In addition, QuidditchUK are pleased to announce that Peggy Cook will also be joining the Events team as Assistant Director.

We look forward to seeing what they both achieve throughout their time at QuidditchUK.

If you would like to get in touch with Genevieve or the Events team make sure to drop her an email at events@quidditchuk.org

Want to get involved with QuidditchUK? Make sure to head over to www.quidditchuk.org/volunteer to see what opportunities are available!

Yani Ahmed steps down as QuidditchUK Secretary

QuidditchUK are saddened to announce that Yani Ahmed will be stepping down from the role of QuidditchUK Secretary.

Since joining the organisation in 2015, Ahmed has played a crucial role behind the scenes of QuidditchUK, supporting the work of EMT in numerous administrative duties.

We would like to thank Yani for all her work with QuidditchUK and we wish her all the best in the future. President, Mel Piper, stated “Yani has been such a key role in building QuidditchUK over the past three years. She has constantly created minutes of high quality, and also helped within Operations and beginning the QuidditchUK Census, which will be out in the coming weeks.”

The role of Secretary is now open and can be found here.

Glasgow Grim Reapers dominate second ever Development Cup

After a successful first tournament in Oxford last year, the second iteration of Development Cup took place on the 14 and 15th of April in at 22  Acres  Playing Fields, York. 13 teams from across the UK competed and honed their skills with the Glasgow Grim Reapers who came out on top after a decisive victory over Bathilisks QC in the final. Throughout the tournament Glasgow performed exceptionally well, topping their Group in Day 1 and again winning all their games on Day 2 to become the first ever Scottish team to win a QuidditchUK tournament.

Glasgow Grim Reapers’ path to the title:

Group Stage:
Glasgow Grim Reapers 110* – 40 Northern Lights
Glasgow Grim Reapers 130* – 40 Stirling Ridgebacks
Glasgow Grim Reapers 100 – 30* Sheffield Sealions
Glasgow Grim Reapers 90* – 40 Oxford Quidlings

Championship Bracket:
Glasgow Grim Reapers 100* – 30 Stirling Ridgebacks
Glasgow Grim Reapers 150* – 20 St Andrews Snidgets
Glasgow Grim Reapers 160* – 0 Bathilisks QC

In the third place playoff another Scottish team the St Andrews Snidgets defeated Oxford Quidlings to take the bronze medal with a 100* – 40 victory, whilst Northern Lights were the winners of the Consolation Bracket defeating Preston Poltergeists 110* – 20 in the final.

QuidditchUK would like to thank everyone who made the tournament happen, especially the tournament committee, the coaches, the referees and the volunteers both playing and non-playing. Without you the tournament wouldn’t have been such a huge success.

Full results from both days and final standings can be found here.

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