Kinlochleven High School has decided to be part of this sporting phenomenon, becoming the first high school in Britain to register its club, and second club in Scotland (after St. Andrews University); naming themselves the Kinlochleven Midges. It has already gained over 91 likes on its Facebook page in one day! It has over 40 members in the club, from all year groups.
Aaron, from 2nd year would like to be a keeper, and is excited to start training, even though he is not a Harry Potter fan. Calum opinion is that he “would like to do Quidditch for fun and ‘banter’” he would like to be a keeper or a snitch. Robbie from fourth year thinks that Quidditch could be long lasting and says “it’s quite cool to be the only team in Scotland but there is no one to play against”. So a shout out to other High School’s for us to, crush, ahem, play against.
But this would never have come about if it were not from Mr Martin, coach, manager and founder of the Kinlochleven Midges. He says “we are the first interschool competition for Quidditch. Our plan is to go to the Primary schools in our catchment area with member of the Quidditch team and train the potential future players. The plan is to also make our school more active and since 43 people – one third of the school – have signed up, this is looking to be a success”. But Mr Martin says that “this is not about dressing up in costumes, we are serious about this sport and it has been modernised (so no cloaks!)”. The main reason the team is called The Kinlochleven Midges is “midges are unstoppable!”