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Australian national quadball team

Team Australia
Full nameAustralian National Quidditch Team
NicknamesAustralian Dropbears
SportQuidditch
Founded2011
LeagueAustralian Quidditch Association
ColoursGreen and Gold
   
AnthemAdvance Australia Fair
Championships2016 IQA World Cup
Websitewww.quidditch.org.au

The Australian national quidditch team is the official quidditch team of Australia. The team is regulated by Australian Quidditch Association and is a national member of the International Quidditch Association. Australia made its debut in 2012 at the IQA Summer Games in Oxford, UK.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

History

The national team made its debut in 2012 at the International Quidditch Association (IQA) Summer Games in Oxford, UK.

The Australian National Team 'The Drop Bears' competed at the IQA Global Games in 2012 and 2014, coming third and second respectively.[10]

The Dropbears claimed Gold in the 2016 IQA World Cup, defeating the United States 150*-130 with a snitch catch. This historic win took the international quidditch community by storm, being a significant upset against Team USA who were previously undefeated in the entire history of the sport. Australia defeated teams including Germany, France and Canada to qualify for the World Cup Final.[11]

The 2016 World Champion Dropbears squad was coached by Gen Gibson,[11] and captained by James Mortenson.[9]

Competitive record

Competition Position
United Kingdom 2012 Summer Games 3rd of 5
Canada 2014 Global Games 2nd of 7
Germany 2016 World Cup 1st of 21
Italy 2018 World Cup 5th of 29
United States 2023 World Cup 6th of 15

See also

References

  1. ^ "Aussie Dropbears crowned world quidditch champions". ABC News. 25 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Australia silver in Harry Potter's quidditch". ABC News. 30 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Global Games Team Australia Announced | US Quidditch".
  4. ^ "The Day I Played Quidditch With Muggles Was Magic". www.huffingtonpost.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Canberra to host national quidditch tournament". 29 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Dropbears | Quidditch Australia".
  7. ^ "Australian Dropbears Team Announcement | Quidditch Australia".
  8. ^ "Australia's Dropbears win Quidditch World Cup | Stringer Press". Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  9. ^ a b Sivasubramanian, Shami (25 July 2016). "Australia makes history by winning the 2016 Quidditch World Cup". Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  10. ^ Marmer, Andy (20 July 2014). "Team USA Secure Gold in Shutout Against Australia". Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  11. ^ a b Cain, Sian (25 July 2016). "Australian Dropbears defeat US team to win Quidditch World Cup". Retrieved 13 January 2020.
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