Quidditch is a mixed-gender sport that can be played at many different levels, from pickup to recreational leagues to international tournaments. At the highest competitive levels, it is played at full contact. A mixture of rugby, dodgeball, flag football, wrestling and handball, quidditch has captured the magic of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series upon which it was based. It has since become an internationally competitive sport, with over 300 teams in 20 countries and over 20 in Canada alone.
History of Quidditch in Alberta
We were founded in the summer of 2014 when the University of Calgary Mudbloods quidditch team ran a quidditch workshop at Camp fYrefly, a queer youth leadership camp. Campers and volunteers alike were hooked, and the Edmonton Aurors were soon running regular practices.
As a community team, we pride ourselves on promoting healthy and active living in Edmonton. Everyone is encouraged to pick up a broom and join in, whether they are a varsity athlete or have never played a sport before. We are proud to boast players who compete nationally and internationally, but we value inclusivity above all.