Originally from the book series Harry Potter, Quidditch is a sport with a mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, and tag. A Quidditch team is made up of 7 players who play with “brooms” between their legs at all times. Quidditch is also an increasingly popular gender inclusive sport in which people of all genders can play together and are considered to be equal.
About Hong Kong Quidditch Association (HKQA)
We are a group of dedicated Quidditch players and event organisers with an aim to promote this gender inclusive sport in Hong Kong. We represent Hong Kong in the international level as a national governing body (NGB). We have been authorised by the International Quidditch Association (IQA) to select the Team Hong Kong to the IQA World Cup 2018.
Our Executive Committee
Thomas is the Team Coordinator of the HKU Quidditch Club and is helping with the "Fly for Equality" project. Thomas first played Quidditch when he was studying in the University of West of England in Bristol back in 2014. He was one of the members of the Bristol Quidditch Club where he had chances to play in regional national and international matches for two years before graduating and coming back to Hong Kong.
Keith first played Quidditch in the United Kingdom, back in Keele University, then later for Manchester University, where he was briefly a Chief Coach. During this time he participated in many regional tournaments as a chaser. In recently years, he has participated as a mercenary player in the Asian Quidditch Cups 2016 and 2017. He has been involved in many Quidditch try-outs in Hong Kong, and played for Team HKU in the first-ever Quidditch match in Hong Kong on January 2018.
Chris Lau Kwun Shing
Secretary and Treasurer
Chris is the project coordinator of the "Fly for Equality" project (supported by the Stanley Ho Alumni Challenge and presented by the 1984 Inclusion Fund), a project aiming at promoting Quidditch in the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is also the Chairperson of the HKU Quidditch Club and the Vice-President (External) of the HKU Equal Opportunity Student Ambassadors. To kick-start the "Fly for Equality" project, he organised the first-ever Quidditch match in Hong Kong between Team HKU and Seoul Puffskeins from South Korea on January 2018. He had his first Quidditch try-out with the London Unspeakbles back in November 2016. He played in the Asian Quidditch Cup 2017 as a mercenary player with the ANU Owls.