Antwerp Quidditch Club has been founded early in the history of Quidditch in Belgium, in 2013. The club currently consists of two teams, Antwerp Quidditch and Antwerp B. This year for the first time, both teams will be playing at European Quidditch Cup.
Antwerp Quidditch – Take back what’s ours
First up, we’ll discuss Antwerp’s first team: Antwerp Quidditch. The team has been founded by president Louis Lermytte in 2013. Alongside Lermytte and other original players Emile Aerts, Seppe de Wit and Tim van Huygevoort the team continued to grow and improve. New players continued to join and Antwerp Quidditch kept on winning.
With Antwerp Quidditch being quadruple Belgian champion, two-time vice-European champion and 2017 European champion, they definitely left their mark on the European Quidditch scene. Especially EQC 2017 has been the biggest highlight in the team’s existence, when they won the European Quidditch Cup. This year, they will play for nothing less than to win.
Under the lead of coaches Louis Lermytte and Seppe de Wit, they have been working very hard to reach their goal. Both coaches are very hyped for the upcoming tournament. After narrowly missing out on the gold medal last year, they are more determined than ever to become European Champions again. Starting their weekend, Antwerp Quidditch will be facing London Quidditch Club, Rheinos Bonn and Barcelona Eagles Quidditch Team on day one. After EQC, the team’s goal is to continue their winning streak.
Antwerp B – Play our best game
2015. Antwerp Quidditch Club is one of the fastest-growing Quidditch clubs in Belgium. Time for something new. Antwerp B –or Dodo B, as it was called back then- was created. It would be the first B-team in Belgian Quidditch history.
Coached by both Louis Lermytte and Seppe de Wit, Antwerp B has had many successes. Their most memorable tournament yet, however, dates from November 2019. During this tournament, the team, led by captain Lana Naudts, qualified for the European Quidditch Cup for the first time.
Next weekend for Antwerp B will be all about playing their best game. After training all season with the best team in Europe, the cherry on top for the team would be to win at least one game in their pool. This means they would have to beat at least one of the following: Darmstadt Athenas QC, Sagene IF and Paris Frog Quidditch. For this they will be bringing 16 players. Many of them are players who are not new to the Quidditch scene, such as Lana Naudts, Nicolas Volders, Nathan De Ridder and Jeroen Spruyt. All of these have four or more Quidditch seasons to their name.
Find out their full roster below.
Schedule for both Antwerp Quidditch and Antwerp B:
|Antwerp Quidditch||Antwerp B|
|time + pitch||opposing team||time + pitch||opposing team|
|10:30 am – pitch 4||Barcelona Eagles||10:30 am – pitch 3||Paris Frog|
|13:30 pm – pitch 2 (livestream 2)||Rheinos Bonn||12:30 pm – pitch 2 (livestream 2)||Sagene IF|
|15:30 pm – pitch 1 (livestream 1)||London Quidditch Club||15:30 pm – pitch 3||Darmstadt Athenas|