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Quidditch is a mixed gender, full contact sport played across the world. Originally inspired by the game in the Harry Potter series, quidditch 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 quaffle through one of the opposition hoops, defending their own hoops with tackles and bludgers, and catching the snitch to end the game.
The International Quidditch Association (IQA) is the international governing body for quidditch. We work with our members to facilitate international competition and cooperation, develop the sport through rulebooks, and to bring quidditch to a worldwide audience.
Quidditch 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; quidditch is a sport for everyone and there is a place for you.
From the elite level of international competition to the grassroots of a local fixture, quidditch is a sport that encourages excellence. Athleticism, strategy, and fair play are all integral to quidditch and are what make the sport so compelling to play and watch.
These values don't stop at the pitch; quidditch 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, quidditch can provide you opportunities to reach excellence.
Quidditch 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. Quidditch is an exciting, fast-paced sport that delights and surprises - no two games are ever the same.
Quidditch 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.