European Games Date and Location Announced

The International Quidditch Association is proud to formally announce the inaugural European Games. The tournament will see national teams from across the continent converge on Sarteano, Italy from 24 July to 27 July for a weekend of sport, camaraderie, and fun. We are proud to be working directly with the IQA Congress’ European Committee, and to have partnered with l’Ombrico Cultural Association to produce this event.

After receiving and reviewing multiple strong bids from organisations seeking to host the event, a committee of IQA staff and IQA Congress members, representing various European leagues, ultimately chose Sarteano. The city’s enthusiastic support for quidditch and for this event, Italy’s travelling convenience for most teams, and the quality of the city’s play areas played a major role in the decisionmaking. Sarteano’s high-quality facilities and hospitality have led it to play host to many major sporting events in the past, and its excellent weather and sense of history have made it a popular tourist destination in its own right.

The IQA is grateful for the interest of all bidding parties, and looks forward to working with Sarteano to create an amazing weekend for players and fans this summer.

We are now hiring tournament staff for this event. Check our volunteer openings for more information.