What is Quidditch?
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 a gender inclusive sport in which people of all genders can play together and are considered to be equal. At any times, a team cannot have more than 4 players of the same gender on the pitch.
The latest rulebook of quidditch is the IQA Rulebook 2018-2020.
The first attempt to introduce quidditch to Hong Kong was made by Willy TAM, a student from the University of Hong Kong. Quidditch developed rapidly in Hong Kong when Chris LAU Kwun Shing, also a student from the University of Hong Kong, initiated the "Fly for Equality" Project in 2018 to promote quidditch and gender equality in the University and the community. The project was a great success, thanks to the help of Thomas AU Ying Yau and Keith JONES. In the same year, Chris, Keith and Thomas founded the Hong Kong Quidditch Association to govern the quidditch scene in Hong Kong.