Campus sport inspired by Harry Potter rebranding to quadball

A campus sport inspired by Quidditch, a sport played in the Harry Potter novels, is rebranding in Canada in 2023. The game has seen rapid growth on campuses in recent years, with 18 active teams in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec in 2019. The International Quidditch Association, US Quidditch, and Major League Quidditch have announced that the sport’s name will be changing to quadball going forward due to trademark ownership and author JK Rowling’s controversial remarks on transgender issues. The name change will take effect in Canada in 2023, and is expected to have a positive impact on the sports teams. “I believe it will open new avenues for funding for the sport by allowing room for sponsorship deals,” said player Chris Rothery. University Affairs Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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