Team UK

The UK’s national quidditch team, Team UK, consists of the best players in the United Kingdom. Most recently captained by Edward Brett at the European Games 2019, these players represent UK quidditch at international tournaments twice a year, competing in the European Games and the Quidditch World Cup.

Players are dedicated athletes and activists to the sport, donning the Team UK kits with pride as they show both the elite level of play the UK can offer and the sports values we honour. Many players are activists in the quidditch community, setting up or helping run both university and community teams.

In 2015 QuidditchUK launched the Team UK Training Squad. The Team UK Training Squad is the standing squad of Team UK and is the pool from which rosters will be chosen to represent the UK at an international level. 2016 saw the launch of the Team UK Expansion Squad. The Expansion Squad aims to develop promising players, provide a pathway to the Training Squad, and to elevate the level of quidditch in the UK. Both the Team UK Training Squad and Expansion Squad were the first of their kind worldwide.

Membership of both squads is reviewed regularly by the Team UK coaches, following the Selection Process and based on the Selection Criteria which can be found here.

Team Staff

Head Coach

Jay Holmes

Team Manager

Bex Lowe

Assistant Coach

Seb Waters

Expansion Coach

James Burnett

Assistant Expansion Coach

Alex Carpenter

Assistant Expansion Coach

Daniel Harrison

Team UK History

Team UK’s most recent tournament was the European Games 2019 in Bamberg, Germany where they won the bronze medal against Germany, after losing a semi-final in overtime against France, the eventual winners of the tournament. 

In 2018, Team UK finished in fourth place out of 29 teams from five continents. They lost to the USA in their semi-final game, and lost a very close bronze medal match to Turkey. 

2017 marked a record breaking victory for Team UK, where the team won the European Games after beating France to take the gold.

In 2016, Team UK competed at the Quidditch World Cup in Frankfurt, coming third after beating Team Canada, missing out on silver and gold to the USA and Australia.

Team UK has a history of being leaders in the global sport, hosting the first ever international tournament, the Summer Games, in Oxford, UK. The first time international teams had formally competed against each other in a structured tournament, the event kickstarted quidditch in the UK, resulting in an explosion of growth and development of the sport and leading the UK to where it is today in terms of quidditch development and teams.

Results

2012 Summer Games - 5th

Oxford, United Kingdom

2014 IQA Global Games - 4th

Burnaby, Canada

2015 IQA European Games - 2nd

Sarteano, Italy

2016 IQA World Cup - 3rd

Frankfurt, Germany (Photo - Ajantha Abey)

2017 IQA European Games - 1st

Oslo, Norway (Photo - Howard Orridge)

2018 IQA World Cup - 4th

Florence, Italy (Photo - Howard Orridge)

2019 European Games - 3rd

Bamberg, Germany (Photo - Ajantha Abey)

Team UK Training Squad

Keepers

Alex Macartney

London Unspeakables

Andrew Hull

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Mat Croft

London Quidditch Club

Seb Waters

London Quidditch Club

Chasers

Aaron Veale

Werewolves of London

Andre Govett

London Quidditch Club

Ben Malpass

London Quidditch Club

Bex Lowe

London Quidditch Club

Edward Brett (Captain)

Werewolves of London

Jeniva Chambers

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Katie Dickens

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Lauren Cockram

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Luke Twist

Werewolves of London

Olly Barker

London Unspeakables

Sarah Ridley

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Steve Withers

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Tommy Ruler

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Tua Karling

London Quidditch Club

Beaters

Alex Carpenter

Werewolves of London

Alice Walker

Werewolves of London

Anjit Aulakh

Southampton Quidditch Club

Ben Guthrie

Southampton Quidditch Club

Carina Werner

London Quidditch Club

Dan Trick

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Douglas Bryant

London Unspeakables

Jacopo Sartori

London Quidditch Club

Karina Auer

Werewolves of London

Kerry Aziz

Southampton Quidditch Club

Lucy Quidditch

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Mikey Orridge

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Seekers

Callum Lake

Velociraptors Quidditch Club

Jonathan Purvis

London Quidditch Club

Louis Southwell

Warwick Quidditch Club

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