Quidditch. Do you remember that? The sport that Harry Potter plays on his broomstick. Well, now you can play it too! That’s right – York University now has its own Muggle Quidditch team. Although the flying part is a bit beyond us, we take all the rest straight out of the books and onto the playing field.
It’s more or less a cross between handball, basketball and dodgeball, only miles better than each! A typical practice session involves a fun warm-up (such as stuck-in-the-mud) followed by a few drills (maybe passing or shooting). We end with an intense game of Quidditch. It is hard to take yourself seriously when running with a broomstick between your legs so all anyone needs to bring is a sense of humour and a willingness to get a little muddy.
Quidditch is now an international sport – have a look on Youtube! Run as a part of the University Harry Potter society, for an hour and a half each Saturday. We are a group of enthusiastic amateurs who will welcome anyone to the team. So come and give it a go from 1–2:30pm this Saturday behind the Hes West campus Sports Centre.