16 March, 2022
IQA Name Change Committee Recommend Change in Name of “Quidditch”
The IQA Name Change Committee today recommended that the IQA Board of Trustees formally pursue changing the name of “quidditch.”
The IQA Name Change Committee will work in the coming weeks to determine the best name for the sport. Throughout this process we will work with various stakeholders, including NGB representatives, other domestic and international quidditch organizations, quidditch players and other stakeholders worldwide. The IQA will soon release a survey for the community to give their ideas on potential names and other items that the IQA Name Change Committee may be considering in connection with this effort.
Any change in the name of the sport will need to be approved by the IQA Board of Trustees and at least two-thirds of the NGBs, as it involves an amendment of the IQA’s Constitution. Once the IQA Name Change Committee has completed its work, including selecting a proposed new name, the full package will be brought to both the Board of Trustees and separately the IQA’s member NGBs for a vote. If and when the changes are approved, the IQA Name Change Committee will work to provide NGBs and teams additional resources on changes that may be necessary.
A full copy of the recommendation sent by the IQA Name Change Committee to the IQA Board of Trustees is attached here.