Quadball for English speakers

Hi there! You don’t speak German or it’s not „the yellow from the egg“? Don’t worry, we got you.

Quadball is a mixed-gender contact sport combining elements of handball, rugby, and dodgeball.

It came into being in 2005, when US students found a way to translate a fictional sport into a world in which brooms cannot fly. The sport itself and its community have grown tremendously ever since. And yes, we do have hoops and „brooms“ – but that’s pretty much where the resemblances end.

Quadball is multifaceted, fast-paced, and exciting, with local and national teams in over 40 countries. Want to know how quadball is played? Just join one of our practice sessions!

By the way: everybody is welcome! Gender, sexuality, skin colour, faith, German skills, body shape? None of those predetermine whether or not you can play quadball! What counts is that you want to get active, try a new, unique sport, and join a great community.

With regards to the origin of our sport it is especially important for us to emphasise that gender self-identification is part of quadball’s core concept. Gender diversity in play – binary and nonbinary – is secured by a rule at all times.

We train every Monday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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 a returning player) 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 distance ourselves from J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter

Even though quadball is no longer being called quidditch, we are acutely aware of the remaining ties our sport still has to the Harry Potter books. Those ties are being cut continually – even the broom might disappear one day – but we cannot deny why quadball exists in the first place. This is why it is still important to us to openly and emphatically distance ourselves from J. K. Rowling and her transphobia in particular. In short, Rowling has been abusing her gigantic platform for years to incite against trans people, who are already marginalised and disenfranchised. She contributes greatly to the breeding ground based on which anti-trans laws are being passed one after the other, worldwide. Further problematic aspects from the books, grounded in e.g. racism, antisemitism, and fatphobia, give us additional reason to leave Rowling and her story out of our sport.

We hereby declare 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.