Parent Organization: Student Leadership and Activities
This is the official page for the Flying Dutchmen, Hofstra University's Quidditch team.
What is QUIDDITCH?
Yes, Quidditch, the once fictional sport popularized by the Harry Potter series. If you've never witnessed a Quidditch game in person, you may picture it as a bunch of cloak wearing geeks on broomsticks, pretending to fly. This is not the case. Quidditch is a mixture of Rugby, Dodgeball and Wrestling. It is entirely physical – more so than Football, as there is no padding, but tackling is still allowed (and encouraged). It is not for the faint of heart.
When do we PRACTICE/ PLAY GAMES?
We practice every Sunday and Friday from 12 pm until 2pm and 5 pm to 7 pm, respectively. We also have a non-mandatory practice every Wednesday from 8 pm until 11 pm under the lights of the Intramural Fields. We regularly scrimmage other local schools and community teams.
In April 2014, the Flying Dutchmen flew down to North Myrtle Beach, SC to participate in the 7th annual Quidditch World Cup. It was a two day tournament that consisted of almost 100 community and University teams from all over the world, including UCLA and University of Ottawa. To date, we are the number one team in New York and rank consistently in the top 50 teams in the world, according to the International Quidditch Association (IQA).
You don't have to be a Harry Potter fan to try this new and growing sport. All are encouraged and welcomed to try out and play this physically intense, yet wildly enjoyable sport. We hope to see you out on the Quidditch pitch!
Vine: Hofstra Quidditch