Yes you read right. You can actually play the fictional sport of Quidditch from the popular Harry Potter book series.

Well, minus the flying of course. Players hold the broom between their legs and follow the rules established by the books and some added “Muggle” sports. It’s actually a mix of Rugby, Dodge Ball and tag. Over 60 teams competed last weekend in Columbia, South Carolina. It’s the 9th year teams have played for the cup an their are looking to compete for years to come.

There are also International competitions with the premier teams being England and Wales. Next time you see that broom in your shed or garage, go try and see if it “flies”.