After consideration, we would like to announce that the use of a mouthguard during play will become compulsory from the start of the 2019/2020 season across all QuidditchUK events.
Following a previous discussion held via the Executive Management Team earlier this month, we have taken into account that the majority of players already value the precaution of playing with mouthguards inline to health and safety.
The previous European Quidditch Cup made a big point of regarding them as mandatory equipment, failing so would disallow players from entering the game. It was time that our sport followed this trend in the UK, to ensure that we follow on from the International Quidditch Association’s latest rulebook.
Club leadership should ensure all players are familiar with the changes, recommending teams to ensure players are using mouth protection during training sessions. These changes will be implemented at all future official and/or affiliated QuidditchUK events, fixtures, and tournaments.
Mouthguards will not have any restrictions around colour or style.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please get in touch with us via our contact form.