About Our Team

A team of dedicated volunteers!


Liam Flewwelling

Financial Director
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Liam Flewwelling is the financial director of Quidditch Canada. Liam has been involved in the Quidditch community for four years, as a member of McGill Quidditch and Canada’s Finest Quidditch Club where he has also served as the vice president of finance for the club. Liam is currently pursuing a bachelor of commerce with a focus in Strategic Management and Information Systems and is excited to work with the board and pursue opportunities to see the growth of Quidditch in Canada.



Yara Kodershah

Communications Director 
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Bio coming soon.



Sachin Kotecha

Events Director
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Sachin started playing quidditch in 2013 as part of the University of Waterloo’s quidditch team, the Waterloo Ridgebacks, in their inaugural season. In his second year, Sachin was hired as President of what he re-branded as the Waterloo Quidditch Program. Sachin led the Program through a period of increased growth and competitiveness. He received the Sports Clubs Award of Excellence from Waterloo Warrior Recreation for his outstanding work as a club executive. He left his permanent mark on UWaterloo in the form of the quidditch lines which are now painted every year at the university, thanks to his work. In his third year of quidditch, Sachin was hired as the Events Director of Quidditch Canada. His main goals are to standardize tournaments across the country and to improve Major Events.



Nina Patti

Volunteer Director
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Nina joined Quidditch Canada as Volunteer Director in the summer of 2015. Since then she has worked to expand the organization’s volunteer base and launch a representative Teams’ Council, among other initiatives. Nina first joined quidditch in 2010 as a freshman at McGill University. Four years, two Canada Cups, and one stint as Team President later, Nina graduated and returned to her hometown of Toronto. She now plays for the community team Valhalla and works in the telecommunications industry.



Ema Shiroma-Chao

Gameplay Director
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Ema’s involvement in quidditch dates back to 2009, when she joined McGill QC as a 1st year beater. The following season, Ema joined McGill’s executive team during a time of rapid expansion, overseeing the club’s addition of a second team, back-to-back wins at Canada Cup, top-16 finishes at World Cup IV and V, the 2013 “Club of the Year” Award as voted by the Students’ Society of McGill University, as well as the team’s inclusion in the Eighth Man’s Media Rankings, a first for a Canadian-based team. Since leaving McGill, Ema has competed for Canada’s Finest QC, Queen’s University, the Avengers, the uVic Valkyries, the 2014 and 2016 editions of Team Canada, and is currently playing for Université de Montréal. During the summer, she also enjoys playing alongside teams in her home province of BC. As one of the first Canadian-based players to become an IQA-certified head referee in 2012, Ema has had a longstanding interest in improving the integrity of the game. Her wide range of experience naturally led her to take on the Gameplay Director role in the summer of 2015. Outside of quidditch, Ema is passionate about education, languages, travelling, hiking, sports (especially tennis and the Habs), food, music, and current events. She has obtained an undergraduate degree in violin performance at McGill, and an education degree at Queen’s University.



Jill Staniec

Membership Director
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Jill discovered quidditch through Harry Potter conventions in Florida in 2011 and 2012. Since then, she has founded two teams, volunteered as a Conventions Coordinator for the old IQA, and enthusiastically took on the position as Membership Director for Quidditch Canada. She is passionate about coaching, safety, and sharing this sport with new communities across Canada. In her day job, she works in Information Management and brings that background to her contributions to the Board.



Alex Downey-Ging

Conventions Coordinator
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Alex is the conventions coordinator of Quidditch Canada. Working to connect teams with events, her position involves helping introduce more people to the sport. Alex got involved in quidditch at Carleton University in 2010, and was the Co-Captain of the Ryerson University team for three years. If you know of an event, convention, or festival where quidditch should be represented let her know.



Antoine Julé

Webdesigner & Translator
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Antoine’s involvement in quidditch started in March 2016. Since then, he has done content translations for Quidditch Canada in order to reach the French-speaking audience and improve quidditch’s reputation. Antoine has also collaborated with the Quidditch Canada Board of Directors to build Quidditch Canada’s new website. Antoine holds a Master Degree in Communication from Audencia business school in Nantes (France) and is gladly sharing his experience and expertise as Communication Officer with Quidditch Canada.


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