Gallaway Elected President of the Congress
The IQA is excited to announce that Brian Gallaway has been elected as the new President of the Congress. Matthew Guenzel, the previous President of the Congress, had to step down due to time constraints.
Gallaway, formerly the IQA Congress delegate representing Canada, was first introduced to quidditch just under two years ago. His involvement with the sport has since grown exponentially, and aside from his work with the IQA he is also the beater captain for the Alberta Clippers and serves on the board for Central Alberta Quidditch, the first registered nonprofit for quidditch in Canada.
Gallaway also has a wealth of experience working with and encouraging the growth of both water polo and Ultimate. Gallaway has been a water polo player, team captain, coach, and regional referee, and is a current member of the board of directors for the Saskatoon water polo club. He is currently the vice-president of the Alberta Ultimate Association as well.
Gallaway’s experience in sports administration and enthusiasm for quidditch are invaluable to the IQA and the sport as a whole, and is looking forward to working with both the Congress and IQA staff. “In the upcoming year,” he says, “I anticipate that the IQA will promote and expand the game at a grass-roots level, as well as establish a calendar of international events to provide for competition at the highest level of play.”