Team UK Squad IQA European Games 2017 7pm 18th May, 2017

QuidditchUK are delighted to announce the 21 athletes who have been chosen to represent Team UK at the IQA European Games 2017 this July in Oslo, Norway. 

Team UK and the Team UK Expansion squad have been training all season with the aim of impressing the Team UK coaching staff and making the final 21 and each and every member has shown why they are considered an elite player in the UK. 

The squad chosen have consistently proven they can play at the very top level and collectively will form an incredible team capable of challenging for and aiming for the gold at the European Games. 

Bill Orridge will captain the team, having been part of the previous 2 iterations of Team UK and vice-captaining them at European Games 2015. Bill is one of the most experienced members of the side and is an exemplary player who will set a fantastic example on the pitch. 

Team UK Squad IQA European Games 2017:
Aaron Veale
Abbi Harris
Andrew Hull
Ash Cooper
Ben Malpass
Bex Lowe
Bill Orridge (C)
Callum Lake
Jackie Woodburn
Jacopo Sartori
James Thanangadan
Jan Mikolajczak
Jemma Thripp
Jess O’Neill
Lucy Edlund
Lucy Q
Luke Twist
Ollie Riley
Seb Waters
Thomas Heynes
Tom Stevens

Team UK Head Coach Emily Oughtibridge will be managing the team in Oslo and will be assisted by Team UK coaches James Thanangadan, Lucy Q, Robbie Young and Team UK Expansion Squad Coach Jay Holmes. 

"It is never easy to leave players out of the squad when they work so hard for our team" said Oughtibridge. "I know that they will continue to work for their places in future tournaments, but now all of our attention turns to the European Games. The coaching team are confident that the 21 players chosen will represent the best of UK quidditch both on and off the pitch. We enter the tournament as the best team in Europe. We intend to end the tournament the same way."

More information on how you can support Team UK in their journey to Oslo will be available soon, in the meantime we hope you join us in wishing this squad all the best and back them in their quest to bring home the gold.