Nov 17 2016
According to the Guardian, organizers have announced the launch of a Quidditch Premier League in the UK. Obviously, some modifications are necessary for Muggle players:
"As in the novels, there are seven players per team on the field at a time: a keeper, who guards the hoops, three chasers, who try to throw a “quaffle” (a semi-deflated volleyball) through the hoops to score goals, two beaters, who throw “bludgers” (dodgeballs) at the opposing team, and one seeker, who attempts to catch the “snitch”. In the novels, the snitch is a flying golden ball; in reality, it is a sock with a tennis ball in it, attached to the snitch runner’s shorts."If nothing else, I think this will be a great opportunity for tie-in merchandising.
Posted by: Julianka