2019/20 squad



Marianna Parroquin

Committee position – Club President
Jersey Number – 4
Positions – Beater / Seeker
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams – Manchester Manticores, Yorkshire Roses, Northern Watch, Team Spain

Marianna uses her heavily trained fitness to create an unrelenting barrage of physical attacks against opposing armed beaters. Her impressive skill at grappling, hampering and catching make her one of the greatest unarmed beaters. Marianna is often used to help shield our chasers on the attack, or as a shield to defend her partner beaters on the attack.










Mathew Fenton

Committee position – Head Coach
Jersey Number – 11
Positions – Chaser / Keeper
Seasons playing – 5
Past teams – Manchester Manticores, Yorkshire Roses, Northern Watch, TUK Development Squad

Often in charge of starting the plays, Matt uses his passing and experience to get the team to score in a variety of ways. As comfortable as a receiver as he is a ball carrier, Matt uses his pace and skills to cause the opposition trouble. Off the pitch you will hear Matt “encouraging” the team in his own unique style.





Manon Benevise

Club Position – Assistant Coach
Jersey Number – 35
Positions – Chaser
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams – Manchester Manticores, Northern Watch

Manon started her quidditch career by being a safe receiver around hoops and has since then evolved into a confident quaffle carrier with a tactical mind. Comfortable in defense as well as in offense, she adapts to her teammates on pitch to provide support and complement their style.



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Sam Davies

Committee position – Publicity & social secretary / Beater Coach
Jersey Number – 2
Positions – Beater
Seasons playing – 8
Past teams – Bangor Broken Broomsticks, Team UK, Chester Centurions, Velociraptors QC, Manchester Manticores

Using their wide range of experience, Sam takes up a leadership position organising the beaters to counter opponents and provide support for their chasers. Sam is primarily a defensive minded beater using this approach to duel opposing beaters effectively and controlling oncoming attackers with minimal throws.





Anna O’Gara

Committee position – Club Secretary
Jersey Number – 24
Positions – Beater
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams – Manchester Manticores, Northern Watch, Northern Angels, TUK Development Squad

As a level headed and compassionate player, she is very suited for the tactical play and quick decision making needed to put on a strong defence and easily catch out attacking quaffle players with strategic movements as oppose to overt aggression. Anna’s cool head makes her the perfect choice to take off pitch command of the beaters, while beater coach Sam is on the pitch.



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Kyle Bolderson

Committee position – Club Treasurer
Jersey Number – 97
Positions – Chaser
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams – Derby

Another one of our ‘tall bois’, you’ll often see kyle behind either set of hoops ready to dunk that quaffle through the hoops or is intercepting dangerous passes. He has come a long way since joining the Olympians which is a testament to his desire to improve.





Josh Armitage

Jersey Number – 42
Positions – Chaser / Seeker
Seasons playing – 5
Past teams –

Our titan. Josh uses their amazing levels of stamina to put in numerous strong drives and many receiving runs around the opposition hoops in the white headband while also producing seeking stints that always keep the snitch on the back foot. Josh is also always willing to give advice to anyone who asks.



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Ben Farrant

Jersey Number – 8
Positions – Keeper / Chaser
Seasons playing – 3
Past teams –

Ben is a confident driver with agile feet who knows when to take advantage of opportunities given by the beater play. On defense, he is one of the strongest tacklers on the team and a good keeper easily blocking shots. He is also a great commander around the hoops, instructing his teammates on their positioning throughout games.





Joe Croucher

Jersey Number – 23
Positions – Chaser / Keeper
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams –

Quick and tall, Joe makes for an excellent chaser both as a receiver around hoops and on the ball as a playmaker. Their command on defence is often crucial for clutch positioning and marking to stop oppositions scoring. Joe is a charismatic figure who the team sees as a pillar for keeping up morale both on pitch and outside of quidditch.



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James King-Nickol

Jersey Number – 19
Positions – Beater
Seasons playing – 2
Past teams – Manchester Manticores, Northern Watch

James has turned his skill at dodgeball to great effect in the beating game. He has an extremely powerful shot and is capable of impressive accuracy. As one of our most aggressive armed beaters, James is often used as a defence braker to attack an armed beater defence and provide opportunities for our chasers.





James Gratton

Jersey Number – 96
Positions – Beater
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams –

Like a wolverine, Gratton is relentless in his attacks against opposing beaters. His physical strength couple with his amazing catching ability, makes him a challenge for the most experienced of beaters to counter. Utilising his speed, Gratton is often used as an interceptor to chase down fast-moving chasers, or to directly hamper opposing beaters as a shield for our chasers.



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Marion Head

Jersey Number – 55
Positions – Chaser
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams –

Joining us from Southampton, Marion quickly became a core member of our team. Her willingness to get on any loose ball behind our hoops was vital to stopping many scoring opportunities. On the attack Marion was always a safe pair of hands and scored many with smart drives and stepping.





Ben Freeman

Jersey Number – 17
Positions – Beater
Seasons playing – 5
Past teams –

With experience playing within a wide range of squads, Ben is one of those few beaters who can easily slip into all needed roles. Using his physicality to great effect in full contact, he is a great asset to have on the attack, but with his great stride allowing him to leap large distances quickly, he is equally dangerous as an armed beater on the defence when facing a high passing chaser line up.



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Zac Cox

Jersey Number – 30
Positions – Chaser
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams –

Zac is a strong tackler making him a reliable player in defense. His experience allows him to time his run and catch the opposition off-guard with bursts of pace. His safe hands and reliable finishing allow him to appear on the score sheet frequently.





Josh Fogg

Jersey Number – 50
Positions – Beater
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams –

Josh is not only very fast on their feet, but equally quick with their hands. Taking advantage of their accurate catching and burst speed, Josh is a perfect interceptor of both chasers and beaters alike. With fantastic fitness, josh will often be used to fill overlap periods for substitutions, as well as being used to keep up in fast snitch defences.



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Aimee Smith

Jersey Number – 22
Positions – Chaser
Seasons playing – 3
Past teams –

Aimee started playing quidditch with MUQC. Her positional awareness in both offense and defense make her a reliable chaser. She has gained confidence in her role as point chaser and is a constant thorn in the side of the opposition quaffle carriers.





Gabi Bruneau

Jersey Number – 92
Positions – Chaser
Seasons playing –
Past teams –

Gabi’s ferocious energy is a valuable asset to the team. She continuously presses the opposition, stopping players twice her size which allows our team time to set a defense. Her over-flowing energy gives confidence to her teammates to give it their all on pitch.



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Hugh Phipps

Jersey Number – 5
Positions – Chaser
Seasons playing – 5
Past teams –

You will often see Hugh just before he lines up a tackle on the opposition. He leads our lines on the defence with strong tackling and ferocious energy doggedly trying to stop the opposition scoring. Off the pitch Hugh can be heard giving rousing speeches and regaling tales of former glories.





Timur Zakirov

Jersey Number – 88
Positions – Keeper
Seasons playing – 4
Past teams –

Timur has only been able to participate in one competitive game this season due to injury however he is still a valuable member of the team giving advice on the side lines and joining in trainings. He is a natural leader on pitch with play making ability and is a strong player defensively with fast reflexes allowing him to block any shot.



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Emily Hayes

Jersey Number – 3
Positions – Team Support member
Seasons playing – 7
Past teams –

Emily has worked tirelessly as a supporting member of the Olympians Quidditch club. From aiding in the set up and brake down of trainings, to their help running the Odyssey Freshers Cup, or even their administrative and pitch side duties at tournaments, they have been a vital part in the smooth running of the club.



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