A team of seven, all robed in their Quidditch colours.. all on the best and fastest broomsticks.. Three to score, two to beat the living hell out of then ones who prevent the three from scoring, one to keep the goal hoops safe from the opposite team, and one with the sole intention of saving the day by winning the match! I hope I have introduced you to the Chasers, Beaters, Keeper and Seeker very well! Now let me introduce you to the fantastic equipment with which these players play. First of all, the three Chasers are supposed to throw a Quaffle (somewhat like a basketball) to each other and try and get it through one of the hoops and thus score a goal. Ten points to the Chaser’s team every time the Quaffle goes through one of the hoops. Next up, is the Bludger, a tricky looking ball with a mind of its own, and a heart that makes Cruella De Ville appear human. The main task of the Beaters is to protect their team mates from this wretched ball. For this, they wield a menacing – looking club and whack the Bludgers away. The Keeper defends the goalposts like a normal goalkeeper does in football. So, they don’t have any equipment with them. And the saviour of the match, the Seeker, has to set his eyes on one and only one object – the Golden Snitch. It zooms through the air at a time when you search for it, and when you lazily yawn and look around, it will sit next to your ear and buzz away!
So this is an entire gist of the Quidditch rule book according to His Greatness Oliver Wood!
Celebrate today with a flagon of Butterbeer instead of a cup of Joe,
and take some time out to play Quidditch on your Firebolt! I’ve got mine ready to go!