Bursary Program Outline

The IQA Bursary Program exists to assist member NGBs and Emerging Areas with expenses that they may be unable to cover themselves, and may be used to cover costs for equipment, education, program development, and research. It is available for all NGBs and Emerging Areas, however requirements for use differ depending on membership status.

Bursaries will be dispensed on a monthly basis beginning in May 2018. Applications must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the month in which the bursary is requested. The bursary will be awarded on the first of the month, unless the first of the month is a tournament date for an IQA-run tournament in which case the bursary will be awarded within the first week of the month.


IQA Budget for the 2017-2018 season

In its mission to develop quidditch on a global scale, the International Quidditch Association (IQA) has decided to publish its projected expenditures for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, and for the 2018 IQA World Cup. We are also pleased to present the annual financial statement from the 2016-2017 fiscal year, and our current statement of income.

As you review these documents, please keep in mind that while the retrospective documents are fully accurate, both forward-looking budgets are living documents and therefore subject to change. These budgets were released to our members earlier this weekend and we have since hosted two Office Hours sessions to respond to their questions.

Another Office Hours session will be set up in April for the public to address questions on these documents or any other feedback you would like to provide to the IQA. Keep an eye out for the date and time!


10 questions to understand the IQA World Cup 2018 teams & players fees

On late February 2018, the International Quidditch Association announced the IQA World Cup 2018 fees for teams ans players. In order to be very clear about the use of this money and the process behind this decision, the International Quidditch Association organized two Office Hours session by video conference with people from the quidditch community. 

Trustees Luke Nickholds and Andy Marmer replied to the community questions, with Executive Director Rebecca Alley, Finance Director Vanessa Sliva and Head of Business Development Tom Ffiske. 

You can find in this article the finance Q&A about the IQA World Cup 2018 teams & players fees. 

If you are interested in the full record of the two sessions, please follow this link.  

Fees are a lot higher than last time. Why is that?


Head of Human Resources hiring announcement

The IQA is excited to announce the hiring of Sarah-Louise Lewis as the new Head of Human Resources. We are delighted to have this talented person bringing her skills to support our volunteers in the fulfillment of their roles. 


Head of Human Resources: Sarah-Louise Lewis


Board of Trustees - 2018

On January 13th, 2018, the National Governing Bodies’ representatives elected the new Board of Trustees. 

The Board of Trustees are responsible for managing the risk of the International Quidditch Association (IQA) and for ensuring it is protected legally, financially, and otherwise. They represent the interests of the National Governing Bodies in day-to-day management. They also bring substantial business, policy, and legal expertise to the International Quidditch Association at an administrative level.


IQA International Event Eligibility

Ahead of this summer IQA World Cup in Florence (Italy), the International Quidditch Association updated the event eligibility for the current season (2017-2018). 



This document determine which nations and athletes are eligible to compete to IQA-sanctioned events. 

All qualifying applicants for a national team should be considered and have an equal chance under a fair and transparent method of selection. 


2018 IQA World Cup to be hosted by Florence between June 27 – July 2 2018

FLORENCE, 1 November: The International Quidditch Association (IQA) today announced that they have selected the City of Florence to host the IQA World Cup, working in conjunction with Human Company. National quidditch teams from around the world, from the UK and Denmark to the USA and 2016 World Champions Australia, will fly to Florence to compete to be crowned international champions of the sport.


Odense Teams


Quidditch is new in Denmark but it is on the rise! Most members of the team have played less than a year, but we are ready! It is our dedicated players' goal to introduce Denmark to the game. With quidditch drawing from the best of all corners of the sport world to create such a fun sport, we will soon reach our goal, and then our red and white shall be seen at all international tournaments of quidditch - starting this weekend at the Odense Harry Potter festival!