14 Jan 2020

Quidditch: the growing sport that's attracting LGBTQ athletes

From Summer Report, 8:55 am on 14 January 2020

Many people will know Quidditch as the sport that's played in the Harry Potter books, but it's a sport that's not only being played in real-life, it's growing markedly - especially among LGBTQ communities.

Quidditch - played without the broomsticks or flying golden balls - is a full-contact mixed gender sport that does not discriminate against gender minorities, and because of the highly tactical nature, does not benefit one gender over another.

New Zealand Quidditch player, Emma Humphrey, has moved to London in order to play the sport more competitively and regularly, but told Logan Church the sport is also growing in New Zealand.