GRAB a few broomsticks, throw in some hoops and balls, add in a couple of snitches and what do you have? Muggle quidditch – Phoenix College P12 style.
Sixteen senior students formed two teams for the Harry Potter-inspired game on Friday as part of the school’s Book Week activities.
English extension programs co-ordinator Jade Browning said the school had lots of fans of the magical J.K. Rowling series, so it was decided to trial a quidditch match.
“Quidditch is even on the national stage now, with the national titles held earlier this year,” Ms Browning said.
In the books, the game is played on flying broomsticks, using four balls including the spherical quaffle, two round bludgers
and a winged golden snitch, and several large hoops.
The object of the game is to score more points than the other team, with each goal worth ten points and catching the snitch worth 150 points.
But the muggles (or mortals for the uninitiated) adaptation of the game involved students riding mini broomsticks and throwing balls through nets,
while two students acted as the coveted snitch, with two tails each up for grabs.
“It gets very competitive. You usually have seven in a team but we’ve got eight, or an extra snitch, to make it last longer.
“This could even become our annual Book Week event.”