Whether they are keepers, seekers or chasers, members of Georgia Southern’s quiddtich team are honing their skills.
As Harry Potter fans moved into college, quidditch teams are popping up at schools around the country and Southern is no exception.
The team started in 2015 and has competed in small tournaments. Most recently, they competed in an exhibition tournament at the University of South Carolina on March 24.
According to team Vice President Elizabeth Smith, they’re always looking for more students to join the even if they’ve never read the Harry Potter books or seen the movies.
“Anyone can play quidditch, there are different positions,” says Smith. “Depending on what you like to do, what sports you are into and what your level of athleticism is, you can play any position.”
“Just like any sport, it’s really physically demanding and it’s really hard to compete,” says player Garrett Gibson. “Once you get playing, you realize it’s more serious than people running around with brooms between their legs.”
The team is made up of seven members and the games use four different balls, including the ever elusive “Golden Snitch.”
If you are a Southern student and interested in joining the team, they meet on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. behind the Bishop Alumni Center.