Mel Piper smiles wearing a QuidditchUK top

January 30, 2019

President Melanie Piper Stepping Down


We’re sad to announce that Mel Piper has decided to step down at the end of the 2018/2019 season, after serving QuidditchUK as President for the last four years.

A respected and positive figure in the global quidditch community, Mel’s contributions to the sport have been felt both nationally and throughout the world. She is a constant champion of growth and development in the sport, and she helped it reach as many people as possible.

In her goal for quidditch’s growth, Mel implemented and supported the Development Cup 3 years ago, which has lead to large successes as many Development Cup teams have forged ahead to gain entry to European Qualification level tournaments this season. This is one of countless activities she had done during her time, both publicly and behind the scenes.

Her love and drive for young quidditch lead to a successful partnership with Enrich Education alongside the Quidditch Premier League; who have since introduced our sport to thousands of children throughout the United Kingdom with no signs of slowing down.

Patient, passionate, and always pouring herself into the community, Mel has been a consistent shining example of everything that embodies a quidditch player and volunteer. From first joining QuidditchUK as Teams Director in January 2014, then stepping into the President role in May 2015, her impact is nothing short of revolutionary.

Mel, for your many years of selfless volunteering, relentlessly positive attitude, and the hundreds of players you’ve impacted through your work, we thank you.

Mel will continue to serve as President until May 2019, however QuidditchUK has now opened applications for the President position on the Volunteers Page.

For those interested in applying, we strongly encourage to you to reach out to Mel Piper or Matt Bateman, to discuss the role and where you would like both the future of the President and the sport to go.

Applications will remain open until April 2019, to allow handover before the summer planning begins for the 2019/2020 season.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us –

Matt Bateman

By Matt Bateman
January 30, 2019

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