Wales

Quidditch team to get on broomsticks in Premier League

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The Harry Potter-inspired sport of Quidditch is to have its first Welsh national side.

It appeared in the JK Rowling children's books where teams of seven, on broomsticks, played on a hockey-sized pitch at Hogwarts school.

The game has proved popular at universities, with Bangor Broken Broomsticks one of the best.

A Quidditch Premier League launched in 2017 and in 2018, the Welsh Dragons and Scottish Thistles will join.

There will be 10 teams, with a final in August.

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