Category: About

Board of Directors

We are an organisation dedicated to the power of sport to transform lives young and old, gender equality, and the promotion of literacy and a love of reading. We strive to to serve our international community with responsive and responsible leadership. We organise and govern the real-life sport of quidditch around the world.

Committees

Committees of Congress

The Congress shall have the authority to create standing and temporary committees to manage the work of the IQA. Standing and temporary committees shall be created by normal vote of the IQA Congress. Standing and temporary committees shall be comprised of members of the Congress, relevant Administrative Staff and outside experts as appropriate.

Chairpeople must be members of the Congress. Committee chairpeople shall be nominated by the President of the Congress and approved by the Congress as a whole.

Standing Committees:

IQA QDI Development Committee

This committee advises Congress regarding the Quidditch Development Index (QDI). QDI is used to determine whether nations meet the requirements as Member NGBs or Developing NGBs, and determines the number of delegates that each NGB will have in Congress.

IQA Events Committee

The Events Committee advises Congress on matters concerning official IQA events. This can include specifying which events to host, the international events calendar, and a bidding process for each event.

IQA Rules Committee

The purpose of the Standing Committee on Rules is to create, maintain, and enforce a single international rules standard for international competition. Additionally the committee should be prepared at request to review major rules changes in national governing body rulebooks and approve or recommend alterations as necessary to keep every nation operating within a similar if not identical rules set. The committee will achieve both of these tasks by reviewing the matter at hand, discussing options, conducting surveys as necessary, and ultimately putting official recommendations to the IQA congress for voting approval to formalize new rules or decisions on national governing body rules.

IQA Nominations and Elections Committee

The Nomincations and Elections Committee will oversee the election process for the board of trustees.

Regional Committees

IQA European Committee

The European Committee deals with issues concerning Europe. This can include standards for cross-border play on the continent, overseeing the European Quidditch Cup (a championship for European club teams), and other areas of collaboration between European NGBs.

Committee Chair: Melanie Piper
Email: president@quidditchuk.org

Executive Manager: Rebecca Alley
Secretary: Felix Linsmeier
Members: Lukas Linser, Laurens Grinwis Plaat Stultjes, Marc Garganté, Baptiste Julien Blandet, Nina Heise, Jerona van der Gevel, Jørgen Helgeland Stenløkk, Jagoda Sadecka, Yeray Espinosa, Alper Erişen

PanAmerican Committee

The PanAmerican Committee deals with issues concerning (the continent) America. This can include standards for cross-border play on the continent, overseeing the PanAmerican Quidditch Cup (a championship for PanAmerican club teams), and other areas of collaboration between PanAmerican NGBs.

Asia-Oceania Committee

The European Committee deals with issues concerning Asia-Oceania.

Committee Chair: n/a
Email: n/a

Congressional Representatives

The IQA Congress is here to serve the player’s interests. Find and contact your congressional representativetoday!

Find the Constitution here.
It comes into effect once we are officially incorporated in the UK.

Find their meeting notes here.

About

Mission

The IQA is responsible for the governance and sustainability of the sport of quidditch and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sport’s development throughout the world. Through the sport of quidditch, the IQA endeavors to improve gender education across all sports and communities, promote equality and diversity, and foster a love of reading across all ages. The organization works to promote youth engagement, leadership, and physical activity amongst players and potential players wherever they are found.

Activities

The IQA serves more than twenty national governing bodies, and the hundreds of club teams they represent, in a number of ways, including: organizing major international competitions, offering development grants, maintaining and improving the official rules, developing standards for officiating and snitching the game, and creating major policy in all areas related to the sport.