European Games Squads AnnouncedInternational
After 2 years out due to COVID-19, our new national teams are all preparing for their first tournaments on the international stage, heading to Limerick, Ireland on July 22-24, 2022 for the IQA European Games.
For the first time all four UK home nations will be represented, with England, Scotland, and Wales each sending a team and Northern Ireland competing as part of the all-Ireland team. You can follow their socials (linked above) for news and updates through the competition.
Each national team may select up to 25 players to send to European Games, with a roster of 21 selected from those for each of the two days. All three teams also have a non-playing coach who will work alongside other volunteers to lead and support their team through the tournament. Team Ireland is organised by our friends at Quidditch Eire who'll announce the team's roster separately.
Coach: Alice Walker
Luke Twist (C)
Paula Marmolejo Morazo
Coach: Alec Bruns
Eamonn Harrison (SC)
Marcos Andres Malvar Aguirre
Sam Frohlich (C)
Coach: Chazz McLeod
Sam Davies (C)
The athletes selected to play represent the very best of UK quidditch, including many returning players alongside those making their international debuts. We have an incredible 74 players and coaches from 20 UK clubs heading to Limerick with England, Scotland, and Wales.
- Bangor Broken Broomsticks (2)
- East Midlands Vipers (4)
- Exeter Quidditch Club (1)
- Glasgow Grim Reapers (3)
- Holyrood Hippogriffs (5)
- Kelpies Quidditch Club (7)
- London Quidditch Club (10)
- London Unspeakables Quidditch (7)
- Manchester Minotaurs (1)
- Olympians Quidditch Club (2)
- Oxford Mammoths (2)
- Southampton Quidditch Club (1)
- Southsea Quidditch (1)
- Stirling Quidditch Club (6)
- Swansea Swans (3)
- Velociraptors Quidditch Club (5)
- Warwick Quidditch Club (1)
- Werewolves of London (9)
- West Country Rebels (3)
- York Horntails (1)
Under QUK rules all rostered players must have competed with a UK team in the 2021/22 season. Here's which leagues each team is pulling from.
Team England: 92% Community, 8% University
Team Scotland: 56% Community, 44% University
Team Wales: 62% Community, 38% University
We're drawing on an incredible range of UK teams. Below is the count for each national team, with how many are based in that home nation.
Team England: 8 teams (8 from England)
Team Scotland: 10 teams (4 from Scotland)
Team Wales: 10 teams (2 from Wales)
Our national team players are typically older than the average UK player (23 years, 5 months). These are means, but medians were similar.
England: 26 years, 7 months
Scotland: 25 years, 8 months
Wales: 25 years, 10 months
Under IQA rules the majority gender on a team must not exceed a certain quota (68% for England and Scotland, 63% for Wales).
England: 60% male, 32% female
Scotland: 40% male, 40% female
Wales: 48% male, 43% female
Under IQA rules each player must either be born or have lived in that nation for 3 years, have a parent or grandparent born there, or compete there.
England: 100% born/live
Scotland: 48% born/live, 25% parent
Wales: 29% born/live, 28% parent
Under IQA rules the number of players currently resident in the nation must meet a given threshold (76% for England and Scotland, 36% for Wales).
England: 100% currently resident
Scotland: 76% currently resident
Wales: 41% currently resident
Eighteen teams from across Europe will be joined in Limerick by Australia and Hong Kong, competing there since no Oceania-Asian Games are taking place in 2022. The IQA held the group draw last week, so the teams also know who they'll be up against first. We wish the best of luck to all our teams and players competing!