Potterheads can go to honorary Quidditch towns all over the UK and Ireland

Potterheads, assemble: 11 towns across the UK and Ireland are becoming honorary Quidditch towns with their own allocated team.

Each of these towns will also get their own team banners and team crest-bearing goal hoops placed at local landmarks.

Shops in each town will also be provided with Quidditch-themed activity packs for fans.

These Quidditch towns have been named to mark the new Quidditch Through The Ages Illustrated Edition, which was released on 6 October, written by JK Rowling and illustrated by Emily Gravett.

Ballycastle and Falmouth were among the first towns to get their goal hoops and have socially-distanced opening ceremonies.

The 11 Quidditch Towns are:

You can find more details about each of these towns on the Wizarding World website.

At Falmouth’s ceremony, Town Mayor Councillor Steve Eva said: ‘We’re delighted to be recognised as an Honorary Quidditch Town.

‘Harry Potter’s favourite sport Quidditch brings joy to children and adults across the world, and this decorative banner, emblazoned with the town’s team colours, shows our support for our beloved Quidditch team.’

‘I’m obsessed with Harry Potter and dream of playing Quidditch, so I’m really happy to find out that I now live in an Honorary Quidditch Town,’ 11-year-old Áine Franey of Ballycastle said.

‘I loved visiting the sign and it’s great that Ballycastle has been honoured in this way.’

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