Quidditch was founded 2005 in the USA and has grown into a popular sport around the world. The International Quidditch Association (IQA) counts more than 25 national governing bodies with hundreds of teams and more than thousands active players worldwide. In Austria the sport is organised by the national governing body Quidditch Austria (QAT).
The Vienna Vanguards Quidditch Club was founded 2014, which makes it the oldest and most successful club in the country. Other teams in Austria are the Danube Direwolves, the Graz Grimms, the Steelcity Snidgets, and the Fortress Falcons.