The New Secretary Is In! It’s Chloe Durkin!

Continuing QuidditchUK’s fantastic recruitment drive of the last few months: We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Chloe Durkin has taken the role of Secretary to the President, succeeding Francesca Vigilante after retaining the role for nearly two years.

Chloe has been a proud member of QuidditchUK since the start of the 2017 season, when she started playing for Bangor Broken Broomsticks. From playing at Northern Cup to the British Quidditch Cup in her first season – the once Bangor fresher wouldn’t have imagined leading her team to glory, claiming third place at this years Development Cup just gone. It’s an understatement that Chloe has worked very hard to get to where she is now, especially in relation to her commitments to the Quidditch Premiere League over the last two seasons. In fact, Chloe is now broadening her horizons, looking for a new team to join as she graduates Bangor University this summer. Additionally, Chloe has been awarded with Full Colours as recognised by her commitment and outstanding effort to the sport from her university. 

With her dedication to the sport paid off, Chloe wanted to say a few words before she stepped into her new role:

“I’m incredibly excited to be a part of EMT and be part of decision making processes in the growth of the sport. Especially with the new structure that is being taken up in the 2020/21 season. I’m also glad to have the ability to bring ideas or suggestions to the table to make the sport more enjoyable for the community, especially in terms of listening to what the teams want and expanding opportunities for people to get involved outside of QUK tournaments!”

That’s the enthusiasm we like to see! Welcome to the team, Chloe. We know you’ll make a big difference and fit right into developing the sport across your time with us! From everyone at QuidditchUK, we wish you well with your new role!

Want to learn more about how you can make a difference? Check out our available volunteering vacancies across all our departments including Expansion, Events, Operations and more!

Francesca Vigilante Retires From Secretary Role

Francesca Vigilante, the current Secretary to the President, will be stepping down from the core role that she’s held since mid-2018. This is of course very sad news to us all here at QuidditchUK.

Fran played for the York Horntails during their explosive comeback into UK Quidditch in the 2015/16 season. Since then, Fran graduated from the University of York last year and transferred over to the Megalodons community team as part of Velociraptors Quidditch Club. The fact that Fran doesn’t manage a specific sector in QuidditchUK is irrelevant, as she has been an invaluable part of the Executive Management Team with her dedication to the role. Her presence has played a big part in driving the whole team forward over this past season.

As always, we want to praise Fran for the amount of work she’s put into making QuidditchUK tick, whether that be writing minutes down for our EMT meetings, forwarding emails or just being the voice of reason in the room (or in this case, the Google Hangouts chatroom). On behalf of QuidditchUK and the rest of the community, we wish you all the best with what’s coming next! Thank you, Fran!

We are now advertising for the role of Secretary. This role will be open through our website: Just drop us a cover letter and a CV explaining why you would be suitable for the role!

If you have any questions about the role or volunteering in general, feel free to contact or reach the team through our Contact Us form.