The current International Quidditch Association is a United States non-profit organization established in 2010 with the purpose of fostering the growth of the magical sport of Quidditch around the world. However, while the growth of Quidditch in the United States has been rapid and powerful, the international growth has struggled.
This struggle became evident when ALL of the qualifying teams from Europe withdrew from this April’s Quidditch World Cup in North Mrytle Beach, South Carolina, on April 5 and 6. This withdraw came with a strongly worded open letter to the IQA stating their frustration with the lack of international support.
After months of discussion between the IQA management team, international director Karen Kumaki, and the leadership of Quidditch around the world, the IQA is excited to announce that as of July 1, 2014, the current nonprofit organization will transition to a US-focused body called US Quidditch, and US Quidditch will work with its international counterparts to create a new, fully representative International Quidditch Association.
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