IT is the magical sport played in the Harry Potter books, but now quidditch is become so popular that there is a call out for volunteers.

City side the Glasgow Grim Reapers are looking to recruit players for the new season with a series of taster sessions.

The team is made up of students from the local universities and members of the community and are hoping to compete in tournaments across the UK.

It is a fast-paced sport adapted from the game in JK Rowling’s novels. The sport has grown in popularity with more than 40 teams in the UK and several local, national and international tournaments.

With tournaments coming up, the club is holding open taster sessions on Sunday, 17th, Tuesday 19th and Thursday September 21 for people to try out the exciting, fast-paced sport.

The team is made up of students from Glasgow University, Strathclyde University, Caledonian University and members of the local community and are looking to increase their numbers to make a real impact on the upcoming quidditch season.

Captain of the Grim Reapers Alice Ravier said “quidditch gives the opportunity for all to excel in a competitive sport while remaining a fun-loving and accepting community.”

The Glasgow Grim Reapers is a new quidditch team and started playing in 2016. They have already appeared at a competitive tournament, QuidditchUK’s Development Cup, and won their matches against the Sheffield Steelfins and St Andrews Snidgets. The Glasgow Grim Reapers hope to encourage more players to join the team to build on their successes next season.

Details for upcoming taster and training sessions with the Glasgow Grim Reapers can be found at

How to play Quidditch

Quidditch is a sport enjoyed by more than 800 people and 40 teams in the UK and is followed by a very passionate community.

A match consists of two teams of seven made up of a keeper, three chasers, two beaters and a seeker.

The keeper and chasers use the quaffle to score goals through the three hoops at the end of the pitch.

The beaters use the bludgers to temporarily knock out opposing players.

Finally, seekers try to catch the snitch to end the game. Quidditch is a mixed gender sport and strives to be as gender inclusive as possible.