Hi there, we also speak English!
Quidditch is based on the famous wizard sport from the “Harry Potter” series and has continuously developed into a serious and fast-paced real-life sport since 2005. It can best be described as a mixture of rugby, handball, and dodgeball. And yes, there are “brooms” and a snitch. You can find out exactly how this works during a trial practice session!
This matters: your curiosity and excitement to try a new sport and get to know lots of new people.
This does not matter: your gender, sexuality, race, religion, your body shape, how well you speak German, where you’re from and whether or not you’re a Harry Potter fan.
We train every Monday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During the winter months (from October until the end of March) we train on the pitch by Fährstr. 51, where we have floodlight, while during the summer months we can be found at Aderdamm 29 (close to the Rhine, accessible by tram line 709, stop: Josef-Kardinal-Frings-Brücke). If you would like to participate (regardless of whether you are completely new or returning) or if you have a press request, simply contact us, either through the contact form on our home page or on our social medias (see above for links).
There’s one more thing …
We clearly distance ourselves from J. K. Rowling’s transmisia!
Over the past years, “Harry Potter” author J. K. Rowling has made headlines with her open transmisia. Many members of the LGBTQIA+ community have recognized the problem for a long time, but especially since a tweet from December 2019, in which she publicly sided with a person who regularly misgendered a colleague at work and wanted to deny her access to the ladies’ room, the situation has become evident to the general public. Since then, Rowling has been tweeting one hateful tirade after the other and has even written extremely trans-hostile articles, abusing her large platform to incite against a group that is already marginalized and disenfranchised.
As the roots of our sport are hard to deny, we feel it is our responsibility to take a stand on Rowling. We hereby would like to clarify that we stand in solidarity with trans people; that we do not accept any trans-hostile or otherwise hateful statements on our team; that we will always have a place for people of all genders.
Furthermore, we believe that the Harry Potter fandom has developed a momentum of its own regardless of the author, while acknowledging at the same time that there are some problematic aspects within the stories, too, e. g. regarding racism and antisemitism. Rowling may have created this world, but she cannot dictate how we experience it – in our case, through our great sport. We take pride in our diversity and acceptance!
On that note:
Trans rights are human rights.
Trans women are women.
Trans men are men.
Nonbinary people are nonbinary.
Gender is a spectrum and we are ALL valid.