Exeter Patronum ready to take off in British Quidditch Cup
Exeter Patronum, a friendly bunch of people who play Quidditch competitively across the UK, are competing in the British Quidditch Cup in March next year, so they are training hard to be the best that they can before they face off against the other teams.
Bethany Ashley and Graeme Zaple, co-captains of the team, told the Devon Week: ‘This is our first year as part of QuidditchUK and we are loving the chance to develop as a team.
‘We welcome players of all abilities, and we look forward to representing Exeter come March!’
Inspired by J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, quidditch is now a competitive sport with 32 teams who compete against one another in regional and national tournaments. There are four key roles in each team: three chasers who score goals through hoops; two beaters who knock players out of the game with dodge balls; a keeper who guards the hoops; and a seeker who catches the game-ending snitch. The snitch is a neutral player dressed in yellow who has to dodge the seekers for as long as he/she can.
(from a press release)