About Us

The ODU Quidditch team began in the Fall of 2009. A brainchild of Matt Adams and the other members of the Diehn Composer's Room staff, the Monarch Magic was born out of friendship, the Harry Potter fandom, and the sheer joy of running around with a broom between our legs.

Since then, we've been building our team. We recently gained official club status through the university and are now focused on playing more routinely and more competitively. We've been fundraising for equipment and travel costs, plus recruiting for new players. Oh, and we've been practicing. Hard.

Every Sunday, we meet at the corner of Bolling Ave. and Hampton Blvd. to run drills, run laps, and to scrimmage. We work hard. There's no official Quidditch season - so come rain or shine, cold or hot, we can be found each Sunday at 5:00 playing our hardest.

We play by a modified version of the Intercollegiate Quidditch Association (IQA)
rules. Essentially, because of the truly brutal nature of muggle quidditch (and the fact that we can't simply episky away broken noses), we play a slightly tamer version of the game.

There is no traditional tackling allowed - we like to say we play basketball style quidditch rather than rugby. If you can do it in basketball without getting a foul called, you can do it in our quidditch games, too. This helps keep our players injury-free and having fun!

Quidditch is a great way to meet new people and have some fun. Our team is very tight-knit - whether we're meeting to practice, decorate our brooms, go bowling or have a Harry Potter movie marathon, we're always having a great time. At the end of the day, Quidditch really isn't about winning or losing, it's about creating friendships and having fun.

If this sounds like your kind of sport, check out our Facebook Fan Page (search for ODU Quidditch: Monarch Magic) or our Facebook Group (search for Old Dominion Quidditch Fans)!

The Monarch Magic is an official member of the Intercollegiate Quidditch Association.  For more info see their website at