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Students to play against international competition at Global Games in Burnaby

Photos courtesy of Matt Bourassa and Ben Holland

Updated: Team Canada picked up the bronze medal at the Global Quidditch Games. Team USA won gold and the Drop Bears of Australia took the silver.

Team Canada is competing in the 2014 Global Quidditch Games and the University of Ottawa will be well represented.

On July 19, in Burnaby, B.C., the Canadian team will compete against national teams from Australia, Belgium, France, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Members from both quidditch teams at the University of Ottawa—the Gee-Gees and Maple Rush— are representing Canada in Burnaby this week, including Adam Robillard, sociology student and co-coach of the Gee-Gees team last year.QUIDDITCH_Ben Holland

Last November, he told the Fulcrum that team cohesiveness was an important part of their success.

“There are very few individual efforts,” he said. “Each player is always supported by another, which is so important offensively and defensively.”

Robillard’s co-coach Rebecca Alley is assistant coach for Team Canada at the Global Games as well. She has been coaching the Gee-Gees quidditch team since 2011.

Current and former U of O quidditch players on the Team Canada roster also include Michelle Ferguson, Christopher Radojewski, Mathew McVeigh, Brian Wong, and Jonathan Parent. Alternates on the roster from the U of O are Alexandra Bassa, Matthew Bunn, Martin Chiasson, and Tiffany Croteau.

—with files from Garry Balaganthan