Quidditch is a fast-paced, full-contact sport best described as a mix of co-ed rugby, handball and dodgeball, inspired by the sport in Harry Potter. It’s all played on the ground and is amazingly unique, not just for the game mechanics but also for its inclusivity for people on all areas of the gender spectrum. Fiercely competitive and incredibly entertaining, there’s something for everyone, so come along and give it a go!
QUIDDITCH IN THE UK
As a player of one of the fastest growing and innovative sports across the UK, you will have the chance to compete across the country against other university and community teams. Confirmed competitions for the first half of the 2020/21 season include East Midlands Cup in October 2020 and Northern Cup in Sheffield, November 2020.
The UK Quidditch scene is host to many exciting opportunities to meet members from across the diverse and growing Quidditch Community. Mercenary Tournaments are a common event on the Quidditch Calendar, with members of the Leicester Quidditch Club attending and leading teams at tournaments such as Squirrel Cup, Mercian Cup and Valentines Cup, as well as Leicester’s own tournament, Lightning Cup. The Quidditch Premier League has just finished it’s fourth season, with members playing for regional teams such as the East Midlands Archers, West Midlands Revolution, and the Northern Watch.
Established in 2012, we pride ourselves on having played in the first official Quidditch match in the UK, Leicester Lovegoods (as we were then) against Keele Squirrels. Since then, we have participated in tournaments across the country, winning the Nightmarish Tournament in Nottingham, and placing 17th in the country at the British Quidditch Cup 2019. Also, we competed at the 2015 European Quidditch Cup where we took home first place of the second division – placing 17th in Europe.
But our society is about far more than just competitive sport. We have a GOLD accredited status with the Students Union and provide a variety of social events, including themed bar crawls, laser tag, and end of term Balls! We also frequently head out to schools, communities and organisations to run tailored sessions for people outside of the university, introducing them to the sport, and generally encouring fitness and wellbeing.
We are also one of the most inclusive societies for LGBT+, open to trans* and non-binary players, not just for socials, but as part of the world’s most gender-inclusive sport.
TRY IT YOURSELF
Want to give Quidditch a go? We train every Wednesday and Saturday 2-4PM behind the Attenborough Tower in Victoria Park, so feel free to come along and give us a try at any time! Studded boots recommended but not required.
FRESHERS 2019: We'll be at the Student Groups Fair from 10-4pm on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th! Then we have two open training sessions, all behind the Attenborough Tower in Victoria Park:
- Saturday 28th September - 2 to 4 pm
- Wednesday 2nd October - 2 to 4 pm
- Saturday 5th October - 2 to 4 pm
Check out our events page for more information!
£20 - Full Membership (1 Year) includes a FREE T-SHIRT
Please note: to play competitively as part of Leicester Quidditch Club, an additional charge of £15 (New Members)/ £22 (Student Members)/ £30 (Community Members) must be paid to QuidditchUK to allow you to play before your first tournament.
President: Rachael Breare
Secretary: Maddie Swannack
Treasurer: Marcus Judge
Wellbeing Officer: Immy Bremner
Social Secretaries: Greg Bertrand and Morgan Hayward
Social Media Secretary: Kieran Purvis