We might have lost the Soccer, but we can still take home a World Cup!
The Australian Socceroos hopes of bringing home the World Cup from Russia may have been thwarted, but that doesn't mean Aussies can't bring home a World Cup!
Over in Italy, 29 teams are participating in the 4th Quidditch World Cup and our Aussie squad, the Dropbears are the defending World champs.
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What's the Quidditch World Cup some of you might be asking? Well, for those of you that are unfamiliar with the sport, you must not have missed the boat on the Harry Potter craze.
The sport of Quidditch was originally adapted from the Harry Potter series in 2005 and has since grown as a sport, with many colleges and communities fielding teams from around the World and as it turns out, we're the best at it. So if you're keen on supporting Australia, it's best you shift your attention from the Soccer to Quidditch.
This year, at the event in Florence, Italy, the Australian Dropbears have just completely smashed the host nation’s team, Nationale Italiana Quidditch, in an exhibition match. The Dropbears scoring an impressive 140 points to Italy’s 40. Australia's 'Seeker', Simon Spann caught the golden snitch scoring his team a massive 30 points.
A LITTLE ABOUT THE SPORT
Just like it was represented in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, the game includes chasers, keepers, beaters, quaffle and bludgers, plus one seeker, who spends the entire game chasing the 'golden snitch'.
If you’re wondering how the golden snitch works – seekers chase after and try to remove the golden snitch from the snitch runner to score 30 points and end the period. The snitch is attached to the runner’s waistband, who by the way, has the extremely difficult job of spending the entire match sprinting across the field in order to avoid the two opposing seekers.
The International Quidditch Association (IQA) are the organisers of the Quidditch World Cup which takes place every two years with its inaugural event held in the United Kingdom in 2012.
The United States team took out the first Cup and also took home the glory in 2014 at the Wolrd Cup in Canada. Then, the Dropbears defeated the reigning champs in Germany in 2016 and will defend the honour at this year’s World Cup which is running from now until the 2nd of July.
Unfortunately, our national Quidditch team (run and played by volunteers) doesn’t attract a lot of money so the team’s selling some merch in order to raise funds. If you’re keen to contribute to our Aussie team or just want to read more about the sport, click HERE where you'll be able to find a link to purchase your own official 2018 Jersey and other great merchandise!
Check out the opening to the Quidditch World Cup in Italy here: 2018 Quidditch World Cup Opening Ceremony.
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