New Editions to the Team UK Expansion Squad


New Editions to the Team UK Expansion Squad

Following careful selection across the last few months, QuidditchUK are pleased to confirm the players that currently hold a place in the Team UK Expansion Squad. For more information on the role of Expansion Squad and how players are chosen, please consult our Team UK Expansion Squad Objective.

The Team UK Expansion Squad has recruited new staff to help with the delivery of the training and it’s remit. The following players and volunteers currently hold a space in the Team UK Expansion Squad:

Expansion Squad - Coaching Team

Head CoachJay Holmes
Assistant Head CoachDave Goddin
Quaffle CoachTommy Morgan
Quaffle CoachAsia Piatek
Beater CoachDan Trick
Beater CoachAlice Walker
Squad CoordinatorJudith Ballinger

Expansion Squad - Players

KeeperChris Scholes-Lawrence
KeeperElliot Fisher
KeeperMat Croft
ChaserBen Honey
ChaserCaleb Pakeman
ChaserJack Kohli
ChaserJoe Kernaghan
ChaserLewis Dixon
ChaserMike Lewis
ChaserOlly Barker
ChaserRudi Obasi-Adams
ChaserSteve Withers
ChaserTommy Ruler
ChaserAnna Rowe
ChaserChloé Hemingway
ChaserChloe Smith
ChaserEl Zukowicz
ChaserEllinor Alseth Opsal
ChaserEmily Arnold
ChaserHannah Garland
ChaserHannah Ridley
ChaserKatie Dickens
ChaserLydia Calder
ChaserRosie Inman
ChaserSamantha Frohlich
ChaserTua Karling
BeaterBen Guthrie
BeaterChris Thomas
BeaterChristo Cole
BeaterGabri Hall Rapa
BeaterIain Keenan
BeaterLewis Boast
BeaterMikey Orridge
BeaterNat Welham
BeaterTayyeb Ali
BeaterAnna O’Gara
BeaterEmily Hymers
BeaterFranky Kempster
BeaterCarina Werner

Head Coach Jay Holmes said:

"I can’t wait to work with the new set of players and it I feel like we’re combining the old school with the new school and getting the best of both worlds. I am sure in time some of these players, especially the ones from small market clubs, will be able to become some of the best players we’ve had in the UK. The focus with this new set of expansion players has been athleticism and potential and I know we have a set of players that are going to work themselves hard to be the best.

I think we can all feel a lot of changes happening in quidditch and I am confident these players hold a bright future for Team UK and I am ready to support them. I’m hoping the rest of the community can get behind these players and help to cherish their growth over (hopefully) the next two years.

We’re putting a huge emphasis on tracking, scouting and statistics to try and gather the most efficient way to teach and improve our players and push in similar ways that football, basketball and american football have to see patterns and trends in players and use these to our advantages. Expansion squad is something that means the world to me and I know that these players have the drive to continue to make the squad the best it can possibly be. They are ready to learn, ready to improve and most importantly, ready to trust the process."

QUK Staff

By QUK Staff
March 22, 2018

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