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The UK Launches a Quidditch Premier League

Over the years, Quidditch leagues have been popping up all over the world. As made famous by J.K. Rowling, the wizarding sport is played with flying brooms. Us muggles, however, do not have access to magic, so we’ve had to make due.

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The muggle version of the game is played by running with stickes between legs and throwing balls. According to The Guardian

In its real-world equivalent, players hold a broom between their legs as they run around the pitch. Invented by two students in Vermont in 2005, it is now played by 20,000 players in 25 countries, some of which have lively university and college leagues. There is also a biannual Quidditch World Cup, most recently won by Australia in July.

Well, for those of you considering going pro, a UK Premier League has just been launched and will compete next year!  

The UK Quidditch Premier League will run from May to August. Eight teams will compete for the title of national quidditch champion and include the London Monarchs, the Eastern Mermaids, the Yorkshire Roses and the West Midland Shredders.

Who knows? Maybe after Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch Through the Ages will get some screen time.

 

 

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