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 from 12pm to 2pm on the field beside the Fitness Center and every Friday at 5pm under the lights of the Intramural Fields. We regularly scrimmage other local schools and community teams.
In April 2013, the Flying Dutchmen flew down to Kissimmee, Florida to participate in the 6th 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 Boston University. Last year we were ranked 11th in the WORLD at the end of the year.
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've all read about. We hope to see you out on the Quidditch pitch!