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This is quadball

Quadball is a mixed gender, full contact sport played across the world. Originally inspired by the game in the Harry Potter series, quadball has grown since the inaugural match in 2005 to be a sport played by thousands of players in over 40 countries.

Seven players on each team compete to outscore their opponents by scoring the volleyball through one of the opposition hoops, defending their own hoops with tackles and dodgeballs, and catching the snitch to end the game.

The International Quadball Association (IQA) is the international governing body for quadball. We work with our members to facilitate international competition and cooperation, develop the sport through rulebooks, and to bring quadball to a worldwide audience.

Latest News

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IQA Executive Director (ED) Applications are Now Open

The International Quadball Association (IQA) is looking for the new volunteer Executive Director (ED).

17 April, 2024

Board of Trustees Positions Announced

We are thrilled to announce the newly appointed positions of the Board of Trustees for the year 2024.

7 April, 2024

Opposing teams hug after a game
Photo Credit: Tamara Rossel

A Sport For All

Quadball is played in over 40 countries and is constantly growing. As one of the only mixed-gender contact sports in the world we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and welcoming sport. We especially welcome those from the LGBTQ+ community and those who identify as trans and/or non-binary.

Regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, or ability; quadball is a sport for everyone and there is a place for you.

French players celebrate win
Photo Credit: Axel Casas

A Sport For Excellence

From the elite level of international competition to the grassroots of a local fixture, quadball is a sport that encourages excellence. Athleticism, strategy, and fair play are all integral to quadball and are what make the sport so compelling to play and watch.

These values don't stop at the pitch; quadball encourages all to strive for excellence in every aspect of life. It can be as simple as getting a little fitter or to make new friends. Whatever your goal, quadball can provide you opportunities to reach excellence.

Players smile in a huddle
Photo Credit: Axel Casas

A Sport For Fun

Quadball is a team game that was first played on a sunny afternoon in 2005 by some friends looking for something different to do, where they could try new things and have fun doing it. Quadball is an exciting, fast-paced sport that delights and surprises - no two games are ever the same.

Quadball is a fun, friendly sport that can be picked up in a single game with friends; a sunny afternoon is a great place to start.

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