National team coaching staff for the 2017/18 season

The German national team will be coached by the new duo Peter Bogner/Florian Marquardt this season, preparing them for the upcoming World Cup 2018. It is their goal to establish Germany among the top teams worldwide.

While we do not know where and when exactly World Cup 2018 will take place yet, preparations for summer 2018 are already in full swing. The fifth place at the European Games in Oslo marked a successful conclusion to the last season for Team Germany. The new coaching staff wants to continue the upwards trend in the upcoming months.

Former national team coaches Christian Zimpelmann and Christian Häuser are succeeded by Peter Bogner and Florian Marquardt for the 2017/18 season. Bogner has been part of the quidditch community since late 2014 when he started playing with the Three River Dragons Passau. As coach he led the team to the Top10 at the European Quidditch Cup 2017. On pitch, he particularly values communication and field awareness; two aspects he intends to further develop with the national team. With regards to World Cup, Bogner set an ambitious goal: finishing the tournament among the six best teams and cement the German position in the European elite. He is supported by assistant coach Florian Marquardt. Marquardt draws from two and a half years of quidditch experience, which included one year coaching the Berlin Bluecaps.

Juliane Schillinger resumes her position as team manager. She has been with Team Germany since its first appearance at the European Games 2015 and will continue to micromanage all logistics surrounding the team's trip to World Cup and the acquisition of donations and sponsoring opportunities.

The core staff is additionally supported by Marlon Raabe who will act as assistant to the coaches where he contributes his experiences from more than ten years of coaching football teams.
Applications for assistants to the team manager are still open till September 30, 2017.

Detailed information on the selection of the Team Germany practice squad will be released in the upcoming weeks. The coaching duo Bogner/Marquardt can be reached at coach[at]deutscherquidditchbund.de as of now. General inquiries about the national team should be directed at the team management at dqb21[at]deutscherquidditchbund.de.