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 and wonderful sport.
Why is it good for me?
Quidditch is a high intensity team sport. Before long you’ll find you’re pushing yourself further and harder than you ever thought you could, encouraged by your team to succeed. Meanwhile you’ll be improving your physical fitness, hand-eye coordination and confidence, meeting a wide rage of people from all different backgrounds, nationalities and outlooks, and forging strong friendships through teamwork, and becoming part of an ever-increasing worldwide community.
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?
All you need for quidditch is clothing you feel comfortable exercising in and don’t mind getting muddy. You don’t need to worry about brooms and other specialist equipment as they will all be provided for you by the clubs. Boots are recommended for wet conditions and a gumshield is required for competitive play.
If you just fancy a taster session, wear clothes you can run around in and get out there!