First Quidditch Premier League Championship to Take Place in Yorkshire
On August 26, Muggle quidditch players and spectators will be headed to Yorkshire for the very first Quidditch Premier League Championship. This tournament, held at Hull’s KCOM Craven Park Stadium, will be free to the public.
The Quidditch Premier League (QPL) announced its launch back in November and has steadily been gaining popularity since. Over 400 players tried out for the team, and 240 of them were selected for the eight teams in the UK.
All eight teams that are in the QPL will be participating in the tournament. These teams are divided into North and South divisions, each team name with their own historical background based on their region.
- The London Monarchs – after the residing Royal Family in the capital
- The Southwest Broadside – after the seafaring and piratical history in the area
- The Southeast Knights – after the legacy of the Battle of Hastings
- The Eastern Mermaids – after the many “drowned cities” off of the eastern coast
- The Northern Watch – after the iconic Hadrian’s Wall
- The Yorkshire Roses – after the region’s famous symbol
- The East Midlands Archers – after the legend of Robin Hood
- The West Midlands Revolution – after the heritage of the Industrial Revolution
Jack Lennard, the director, discussed his excitement for the upcoming tournament.
This is an incredible opportunity for each of our 240 players and for the sport of quidditch in the UK. Playing in a professional stadium like Craven Park is the moment a lot of us have been waiting for, and the Quidditch Premier League are delighted to be bringing this momentous achievement to our players and fans. I hope to see as many people as possible in Hull this August.
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