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Schools playing Quidditch

Postby Golden Knight » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:01 pm

I watch a item on the news, school kids are playing Quidditch, they run around with broomsticks between their legs, No flying here.

It has taken off in the United States and Canada where more than 200 high schools, colleges and universities are in the Intercollegiate Quidditch Association that hosts league games and a world cup. Players run around a field with broomsticks between their legs, try to score goals by throwing a ball through a vertical hoop and must avoid being hit by two other balls.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/3808695 ... the-carpet

The game ends when the seeker captures the kid that is pretending to be the little flying ball with wings. Much easier to see of course.

In NZ teenagers from eight colleges play the game however the high schools are refusing to recognise it as a sport.

Alan Ovens from Auckland University's health and physical education department says that quidditch does not meet many of the requirements to be a sport.

"It doesn't belong to an institution and is based on a fictional game and so is not recognised as a sport," Dr Ovens says.

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