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Quidditch Blog: Reading Roc-ed at Regionals

It’s been a big week for the Rocs, culminating in a trip to Southampton for the Southern Regional Tournament, Southern Cup. This was the first ever competition for about half the team, and nerves were high as everyone assembled at 6am on Saturday to catch the minibus. 

Due to a drop out, we were in a different group for the group stages, thus pitting us against the Radcliffe Chimeras, London Werewolves and Exeter Eagles. Going in this was always going to be an exceptionally tough group, as the Chimeras were last year’s winners, and the Werewolves are known for being one of the best teams out there, as reflected by their 2nd place finish this year.

Whilst the scores saw us finishing bottom of the group on day one, and knocked out by Bristol’s Brizzlebees on day two, there’s still a lot to be proud of for the team, with some really notably fantastic work from Peter Glenister, Luc Cicu, Akash Singh and Naz Mussarrat who played as keeper on day 2, for the first time ever with zero training, and really pulled it off. Great work from everyone all round!

Training won’t be slacking off any time soon though, with the team continuing to train through enhancement week (or whatever they’re calling it now). We’ve also got a joint session with a couple of societies coming up, where they’ll be joining us to try out Quidditch!

For a fuller breakdown of the tournament, including our final rankings, check out our coverage in the Spark print edition!

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