What is it?
Quidditch is a full contact mixed-gender sport with a welcoming and progressive community. Inspired by the Harry Potter books, the sport is now something in its own right, attracting players from all backgrounds across the globe to compete in a dynamic, unique and interesting game.
A mixture of handball, rugby, dodgeball and tag, there is a position for everyone, no matter your sporting history, strengths or athletic ability.
Priding itself on its inclusivity, quidditch has a four maximum gender rule, which ensures that every player gets an equal opportunity on the pitch regardless of their gender. Most importantly, it’s not just for Harry Potter fans—anyone can be involved, find their place and be at home within this rapidly growing, one-of-a-kind sport.
Why is it good for me?
Quidditch is a high intensity team sport. It’s a great cardiovascular workout that can help you to improve hand-eye coordination and teamwork.
It’s also a great way to enjoy the outdoors and meet new people.
How much does it cost?
It varies between clubs, but if you just want to go along and give it a try, individual sessions are generally free. Clubs will provide all the equipment for you so the only thing to really consider are travel costs! To play quidditch competitively, clubs tend to have an annual membership fee.
What equipment do I need?
Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy. Everything else will be provided.
For wet conditions, boots are recommended. And, for competitive play, a gumshield is required.