That’s right Muggles, the magical sport of Quidditch is having it’s Premier league championship here in Cardiff. Rather than zipping around on brooksticks, the activity sees players take to the field in a game which is a mixture of lacross, rugby and dodgeball.
The Quidditch Premier League was founded in November 2016 as a way of showcasing the top talent in UK quidditch during the summer months – bringing the themed sport to new audiences. Now, all eight teams will come together to the biggest national event of the quidditch calendar.
Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Quidditch has developed into its own sport, with 20,000 competing international players, 25 competing countries, and an international rulebook.
Quidditch Premier Championship is the climax of the summer league of elite competitive play. The season’s first competition starts in June and the Championship is held in Augus. It will see 10 teams battle it out for the title of national champions, marking the end to the QPL’s third season.
On the championship day, there will be a series of games which will lead to the elimination rounds, which will include the finals. The contest will be held at Cardiff Arms Park Stadium on August 25 and it will be a day-long event, which is open to the public to watch.
As well as our very own magical team the Welsh Dragons, the championship will also have teams from around the UK – Including 2017 champions the West Midlands Revolution , London Monarchs, Southwest Broadside, Southeast Knights, Eastern Mermaids; and Yorkshire Roses, East Midlands Archers, Northern Watch and Scottish Thistles.
Want to take part?
You can try out for the Welsh Dragon on the 24th February at an Open try out in Swansea at St Helens Recreational ground. Sign up Here