High Schools and Universities Start Quidditch Clubs

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Harry Potter fans, how many times have you watched the HP movies and wanted so badly to play an intense game of Quidditch? Well guess what? It's now possible!

More than 400 college and 300 high school teams nationwide now have Quidditch clubs or teams to offer to their students. Curious about how it's played? The students play almost identically like the HP characters...but obviously they don't fly around on the broom sticks. The game actually gets pretty intense.
George Mason University students and Quidditch team members Chloe Kingsley-Burt and Katie Dever recently talked to The Washington Post about organizing a Quidditch club at their university.

"We had to find field space. We had to find practice brooms," Kingsley-Burt said. "It took a long time to get this going . . . about eight months," Dever explained.

Although it was hard at first, both girls said that the club has brought forth many positive things too. For instance, 18-year-old Mary Shaffier, another Quidditch player at Mason, says that the fight to grow Quidditch at GMU isn't as frustrating as it is fun. The Quidditch club has helped her and many others actually find their place at Mason.

Do you wish your school had a Quidditch team? Would you play? Let us know in the comments.

Oh and in case you forgot...Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part: 1 comes out this week...are you going to go see it?!

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