Harry Potter wouldn’t stand a chance

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The star of the Quidditch field, Harry Potter would find it hard to keep up with the pace and violence of the real game which is taking Spain by storm.

Straight from the pages of the JK Rowling novels comes the new craze sweeping the school playing fields: Quidditch!

Well not quite! But as close to the real thing as you can get without flying. In a game described as a cross between Rugby and Handball, the frantic and normally quite violent flurry of players chase a brightly dressed ‘Snitch’ around the pitch. In an apparent effort to try and cause as much physical damage as possible, bleeding noses and injured feet are quite common. And that’s just the girls!

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Even so, the university teams are taking the fast growing game very seriously, and are travelling across the country spreading the word. Not least the Madrid Lynx’s with their bright purple, black, and yellow strip, they flood onto the pitch to the cheers of the spectators, feeling they are part of a thousand-year-old magical sport. But whether or not the event will make the Olympics in the near future will have to be seen.

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