Amanda Gammelby Qvesel started playing quidditch while on exchange in Sydney, Australia. Within only three months of returning to Denmark, the club that would soon be named the Hafnia Harpies had their first training in March 2018. Amanda had wasted no time in founding Quidditch Copenhagen from the ground up, in a country with minimal quidditch presence.
Amanda and her co-founders have worked tirelessly to make sure everyone in their small but growing team looks good, feels good, has fun on and off the pitch, and celebrates every single success — no matter how small, as long as they’re together. Amanda has recreated the loving community she first experienced quidditch in and has enhanced it tenfold with her enormously generous heart, and the team has nowhere to go but up.
By October 2018 the Harpies were competing at Nordic Cup, and by April 2018 they had placed 15th at EQC. Now a coach for the national Danish team, Amanda is once again a clucking mother hen taking them to the European Games within the week. Her friends past and present, northern hemisphere and southern, are so proud of her and wish everyone with her the best of luck!