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Welcome to the homepage of the University of Chester Quidditch team, we play under the name of Chester Centurions. This year we have one main team that plays competitively against other universities in league games, tournament and events. We have weekly training session and socials where you will meet new friends and learn how to play Quidditch.

Quidditch is a contact sport with teams consisting of 21 players with 7 per team on the field at any one time. The ‘four maximum’ rule of Quidditch states that at most there can be four players of the same gender on pitch at one time. This ensures that the game is mixed gendered and inclusive to all. There are different positions to try within the game with their own specific rules from being a keeper, chaser, beater, or a seeker.

The positions:

  • The role of a Chaser is to throw the ball to create opportunities and to score by throwing through the opposite team’s hoops to give their side 10 points.
  • We have the Keeper who guard’s the hoops from opposing chasers and become a 4th chaser on offence.
  • The job of a Beater is to knock out the opposite team by throwing the ball at any of the opposition players.
  • The Seeker has the job to catch the snitch to gain 30 points and end the game.

Our achievements this year have been winning the lower bracket tournament at British Quidditch Cup making us 17th ranked in the UK and we came 1st in Costume Cup. Our members are passionate about our club and we hope you will join and share the passion with us for this upcoming year.


We Fight!


“I joined quidditch because I knew that going to Uni I wanted to join some sort of society and I also wanted to try and keep fit. I'd heard about quidditch on an open day and loved the idea. I think others should join because it's a great sport for anyone wanting to try something new at University”. - Tori Smith

“Quidditch is an unusual sport to get used to, but a very fun and engaging one. I took part in the free tasters to have a bit of fun, nostalgia mostly of when I was a child. But I stayed because the game engaged me hugely, with the most fun (and weight loss) I've had in years. There are many different roles a person can play, and if u don't like one, you can change position to a completely different set up - from chaser to beater to seeker to keeper, each one has a different ball game, and you get to choose which is best for you” - Kay Flower


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Quidditch 2017/18
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Updated Tue 10 Jul 2018