Play Quidditch In Fort Collins? Some Colorado State University Students Do [VIDEO]
Some students at Colorado State University in Fort Collins have found a fun way to socialize and stay active. They pull a broom between their legs and play…quidditch. Yes, the same game created by author J.K. Rowling in her Harry Potter book series.
And CSU even has a quidditch team that travels to compete as part of the International Quidditch Association. (Yes, it does exist!Check out this story done by Riley Adams from CTV about the Quidditch players at CSU.
Seems pretty fun, I’m a big fan of sports where people can’t take everything too seriously. And playing a game that was made up to be played by wizards in a children’s book seems to fit that mold.
The International Quidditch Association claims to be a “nonprofit dedicated to governing the sport of quidditch and inspiring young people to lead physically active and socially engaged lives.” They have well over hundreds of teams around the world so far.
You can check out their YouTube channel and see some real-life quidditch in action. (Well, Muggle-played quidditch anyhow.)
If you want to learn how the game is played, or maybe start up your own quidditch team, you can download the official rules, referee signals and adaptations for different age groups here.
Are there quidditch teams in Fort Collins?
- Here is the blog for the Colorado State University Boggarts.
- There appears to be a team called the Fort Collins Phoenixes looking for players and claims they are waiting for IQA approval to become a sanctioned team.
- And there is a IQA sanctioned team called the Northern Colorado Golden Griffins in Greeley. (They are currently ranked 6th in the country!)
Do you know of any other teams/groups around that play?
Would you be interested in playing (or watching others play) quidditch?