Quidditch is a mixed gender contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, basketball, dodgeball, and tag. A quidditch team on pitch is made up of seven players who play with a "broom" between their legs at all times. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, once familiar with the basic rules, quidditch is an exciting sport to watch and even more exciting to play.
Per team, three chasers score goals worth 10 points each with a ball called the quaffle. They advance the ball down the field by running with it, passing it to teammates, or kicking it. Each team has a keeper who defends the goal hoops. They may also act as a 4th chaser. Two beaters on each team use dodgeballs called bludgers to disrupt the flow of the game by “knocking out” other players. Any player hit by a bludger is out of play until they touch their own hoops. Each team also has a seeker who tries to catch the snitch. The snitch is a ball attached to the waistband of the snitch runner, a neutral athlete in a yellow uniform who uses any means to avoid capture. The snitch is worth 30 points and its capture may end the game, depending on the match situation.
During a game, a team may not have more than four players who identify as the same gender in play. The gender that a player identifies as is considered to be that player’s gender. This is referred to as the gender maximum rule. Belgian Quidditch Federation accepts those who don’t identify within the binary gender system and acknowledges that not all of our players identify as male or female. Belgian Quidditch Federation welcomes people of all identities and genders into our league.