Brisbane Quidditch Rowling to Canberra
Dec 21, 2017 by Patrick Rebakis
Brisbane’s ACU Paladins Quidditch Club recently competed in The Australian Quidditch Championships 2017. Canberra’s Australia Institute of Sport (AIS) hosted the event which featured 25 teams from all over Australia. ACU sent a team of 19 students and finished 14th at the Championships which was impressive for the level of competition.
Prior to heading to the Championships, the Paladins won The QAQ (Queensland Association of Quidditch) State League final defeating other university teams including USC, QUT, UQ and Griffith.
For those who are unfamiliar with Quidditch, it is a Sirius, full contact, high intensity, mixed gender sport that is rapidly taking the world by storm. It is based on a fictional game invented by J.K Rowling in her Harry Potter series. The game is also known as muggle Quidditch as a ‘muggle’ refers to a person without the power of magic.