About the Team

Quidditch is a high intensity, full-contact sport that combines elements of rugby, dodge-ball, handball and high-speed wrestling. It is the only full contact sport in the world that is gender integrated/co-ed at all levels. The UBC Thunderbirds Quidditch Sport Club competes in the Canadian Quidditch league and strives to be a leader in the sport along the Pacific West Coast of North America.

Quidditch is an incredible and worthwhile sport on its own merits, regardless of its origins in Harry Potter. What makes it really stand apart from other sports is the community and culture. While everyone on our club takes the sport seriously, takes our training and performance seriously, off the pitch it is an amazingly different environment from what most people experience in traditional sports. UBC Thunderbirds Quidditch Sport Club attracts players that create a culture that is inclusive and accepting. We’re looking for a unique mix of athleticism, academics, open, and social individuals; and those who don’t mind tackling others every now and then.

Quidditch is a fun way to get in shape, make new friends, travel and compete against other universities. We also have many social events such as the Yule Ball and the Ugly Sweater party, our club room is also always a great place to hang out! We welcome all students who would love to join our Thunderbirds Sport Club team and compete as an official UBC student athlete. For more information please feel free to contact an executive member at quidditch.sc@ubc.ca.


Eligibility Requirements:

Attend all team practices, games and gym sessions
Notify Coach of all conflicts and absence 2 weeks in advance
Must pay team and tournament fees
Must be a full-time UBC Student
Must be in good academic standing

Try Outs: 

  • Dates: Tuesday, September 20th & Thursday, September 22nd
  • Time: 17:30-20:00
  • Location: Vanier & Totem Respectively


Team Fees:

Team fees will be $60 CAD per month before fundraising. These fees will cover your uniform, fields rental, equipment usage, travel insurance, travel costs, Tournament fees and social events.

We expect every member of our team to help with fundraising efforts, any excess funds we have will be reimbursed to members, we estimate that fundraising would effectively bring down monthly team fees by $10 to $20


Practice Schedule:

  • Mandatory Practice: Every Sunday from 6-8 PM
    • University Hill field
  • Secondary Practice: TBD
  • Weightlifting Session: TBD


Competition Schedule:

  • Calgary Tournament: October 1st-2nd, 2016
  • UBC Tournament: Sunday October 9th; 9:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Vancouver Tournament: November 2016
  • San Francisco Tournament: Saturday December 3rd, 2016
  • Bellingham Tournament: Spring 2017
  • Western Regionals: Spring 2017
  • Canadian Nationals: Spring 2017

2015-16 Results:

  • 1st Place – Rocky Mountain Rumble (Kelowna, BC)
  • 2nd Place – Six oh four Classic (Vancouver, BC)
  • 3rd Place – United States Quidditch (USQ) NW Regionals (Salem, OR)
  • Qualified and Attended USQ Nationals (Columbia, SC)

The UBC Quidditch Club was founded in 2010 as an AMS Club. Since 2012, UBC Quidditch played in the toughest league of Quidditch (United States Quidditch); however this year marks major change, as we switch to the Canadian league (Quidditch Canada) and begin an inaugural year as a UBC Thunderbird Sport Club.

Perennially, UBC Quidditch has been the strongest team in BC with victories at SFU, UBC and UVIC. On countless occasions, the team has also been in the top three of the Northwest Region of the US league since its inception. Twice the team has qualified and attended the USQ nationals and played remarkably well.  We look to improve the game of quidditch in Canada and take home the National Championship title.

Name Position Email
Austin Wallace Club Lead quidditch.sc@ubc.ca
Cameron Cutler Executive Director of Quidditch ubcquidditch@gmail.com
Emma Sherwood Fundraising Officer quidditch.sc@ubc.ca
Janik Andreas Travel and Safety Officer quidditch.sc@ubc.ca
Joshua Tjandra Marketing and Communications Officer quidditch.sc@ubc.ca
Owen Low Finance Officer quidditch.sc@ubc.ca

The UBC Thunderbirds Quidditch Sport Club will be hosting multiple fundraisers and events throughout the year including the Yule Ball 2017 – Our annual formal ball with drinks, live music and ballroom dancing.
As well, stay tuned for our Purdy’s Chocolate sale later in the season!


Those interested in trying Quidditch for the first time or participating on a more recreational team are encouraged to join our AMS Quidditch Club. More information can be found here: http://www.ubcquidditch.com/


For more information about the UBC Thunderbirds Quidditch Sport Club, please feel free to contact an Executive Member at quidditch.sc@ubc.ca.

UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Quidditch
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Centre
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1

604-822-3683 quidditch.sc@ubc.ca

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