Quidditch Canada announces 2016 Quidditch World Cup Roster

May 17, 2016

Quidditch Canada - TORONTO (May 16th) — Quidditch Canada is proud to announce the 2016 Team Canada roster for the International Quidditch Association’s (IQA) Quidditch World Cup. This roster of talented Canadian athletes will face off against teams from 25 other countries this summer in Frankfurt, Germany.

Team Canada was built from coast to coast, with athletes from Vancouver to Montreal, Grande Prairie to Moncton, and Whitehorse to Quebec City. Talent abounds, with a high-flying offence and a stalwart defensive line designed to showcase Canadian quidditch talent to the rest of the world.

“As we look to the future; it is with great reverence I am happy to announce Quidditich Canada’s Team Canada 2016,” said Quidditch Canada Executive Director Chris Daw. “These athletes not only represent the hearts of all quidditch players in Canada but hold the future aspirations of all as they make their way to Germany and the World Cup.  I know their devoted efforts will rise to the top and I can’t wait to see them climb to the podium.”

The team will be led by Head Coach Chris Radojewski and Assistant Coaches Matt Bourassa and Paul Gour. “I am proud of the calibre of talent that we’ve been able to bring together for this year’s Team Canada” said Radojewski. “This team definitely reflects the strong growth of quidditch across the country. I am very excited to see this team in action in Germany.”

Team Canada 2016

Katie Brown, Waterloo Quidditch Program

Matthew Bourassa, Carleton University Quidditch

Martin Chiasson, uOttawa Gee-Gees

Cameron Cutler, University of British Columbia 

Devin Dutt, Valhalla Quidditch

Michelle Ferguson, Alberta Clippers

Robyn Fortune, McGill University Quidditch

Jonathan Golla, Waterloo Quidditch Program

Steven Kimball, uOttawa Gee-Gees

Ittaana Krow, Valhalla Quidditch

Andrew Kusters, Valhalla Quidditch

Erin McCrady, uOttawa Gee-Gees

Mathew McVeigh, uOttawa Gee-Gees

Alex Naftel, Carleton University Quidditch

Gordy Noel, McGill University Quidditch

Jonathan Parent, uOttawa Gee-Gees

Chris Radojewski, Alberta Clippers

Raphael Roy-Laurore, uOttawa Gee-Gees

Ema Shiroma-Chao, Université de Montreal Quidditch

Claire Steckle, uOttawa Gee-Gees

Austin Wallace, University of British Columbia Quidditch

Team Canada alternates

Elizabeth Benoy, Daniel Clarke, Chris Dehler, Rachel Fabbri, Michael Fishman, Christos Kaldis, Louis Leung, Cole Li, Bahfar Lotfizadeh, Jennifer Magel, Rachel Malone, Diana Marie Martin, James Neuman, Indiana Nikel, Julien Renaud-Tremblay, Denver Staines, Félix Tremblay, Jessalynn Tsang, Cait Woolner, Tyson Worrall

Fundraising efforts to help Team Canada travel to Germany will be announced in the coming days. Canada won the bronze medal at the 2014 Global Games (the World Cup’s predecessor) in Burnaby, BC.

About Quidditch Canada

Quidditch is a competitive full-contact sport based on the game from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. It is played worldwide by over 400 teams, including over 30 from Canada. Quidditch Canada is the Canadian governing body for quidditch, which is played by university, high school, and community teams across the country. To learn more, visit Quidditch Canada's website or respond with any questions you may have.

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