Team UK Revealed Ahead of the Quidditch World Cup
Quidditch UK has released the roster of players representing the UK this year at the International Quidditch Association’s World Cup! The 25 players will compete in Florence, Italy, from June 27 to July 2, 2018, against 31 other teams in an attempt to win the title! With a mixture of returning players and debutants, the roster has achieved an exceptional balance of experience and fresh talent.
At the last Cup, held in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2016, Team UK won bronze in a thrilling match against Canada with a score of 190*–60. Runners-up USA, who beat the UK in the semifinals and later lost to current champion Australia, will also be returning to the biggest competition of the year!
Team UK will hope to continue its success from the European Games, where they beat France to take the gold.
Mel Piper, the president of Quidditch UK, assured fans that the team was more ambitious than ever.
The UK team has trained over countless hours to prepare for the tournament, readying themselves for the tournament this summer. These are the best players in the country, from Nottingham to Brighton, and we are happy to be representing the country this year. In 2016 we won bronze; in 2018 we’re going for gold.
Be sure to cheer on your favorite team this summer! If you’d like to get more involved with the World Cup, find out more information here!