Uganda to Represent Africa in IQA World Cup
After the US Quidditch Cup last month, Quidditch fans are desperate for the next big tournament. The wait is nearly over, with the International Quidditch Association hosting the IQA World Cup over the weekend of July 23 and 24.
The event is to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, and as the name implies, Quidditch teams from all over the world are set to compete, yet only one team out of the 25 can be crowned champion.
One team in particular is working hard simply to make it to the tournament. Up until now, most competing teams have been from the western part of the world – that is to say, Europe and North America. Team Uganda has been trying for the past few years to get into the IQA World Cup, and with the help of hundreds of donors, it seems this year it just might happen. The campaign has raised nearly 9,500 US dollars, which exceeded its original goal.
Team Uganda’s Indiegogo campaign states,
With this campaign, we have a real chance to broaden the spectrum of teams attending the event, attracting more media attention and ushering in a new age of development for the sport.
Quidditch is a sport that brings people together. We’ve seen participation from people of all genders and ages with Kidditch, a kid-friendly version. It only seems fitting that people from all over the world are encouraged to play together. It gives players a chance to meet and practice with those from the other side of the world, giving them the opportunity to learn from one another.
Which team are you excited to see play in the IQA Quidditch World Cup? Let us know in the comments below!