The Spartans Quidditch Club will join with Cumberland Council to hold a free, one-day school holiday quidditch workshop.
IT might have been inspired by a game invented by author JK Rowling for her Harry Potter series, but quidditch has become a real sport combining elements of rugby, dodgeball and tag.
Run in conjunction with the Spartans Quidditch Club, Cumberland Council is holding a free, one-day school holiday quidditch workshop for children aged five to 12 at Merrylands Park on Wednesday, July 11, 9am to 4.30pm.
The clinic offers children a chance to learn the fundamental skills of quidditch while dressing up as their favourite Harry Potter character.
While played without the magical elements such as flying broomsticks and enchanted balls, the 'muggle' version of the game still involves two teams of players holding a broomstick between their legs and trying to catch the 'Golden Snitch', in this case a neutral player with a tennis ball in a yellow sock hanging from their shorts.
Mayor Greg Cummings said he was excited the council was providing fun and new activities to get children outdoors and keep them active during the school holidays.
"This free event will surely give kids something magical to talk about when they head back to school," he said.
Bookings are essential at cumberlandcouncilrecreationteam.eventbrite.com.au.