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Wiseman found European Games to be simply wand-erful


By Andrew Henderson


Inverness seeker Ross Wiseman had a magical experience playing for Scotland at the International Quidditch Association European Games in Germany last month.

Scotland were drawn in a tough group, with host country Germany, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland, with Belgium finishing as overall runners-up and Germany eventually taking fourth place.

It was the first time that a Scotland squad had competed at an International Quidditch Association European Games. Picture: Sebastian Klick
It was the first time that a Scotland squad had competed at an International Quidditch Association European Games. Picture: Sebastian Klick

Having not had much success on the opening day in the group stage, they fared better on day two and eventually landed in 14th position.

It was their first time at the competition, competing under the banner of Quidditch UK alongside a Great Britain team thanks to a new ruling that allows governing bodies to enter both national and regional teams.

So Wiseman, living in Glasgow but originally from Inverness, reckons there was no pressure on the Scottish side to finish at the top of the standings.

“Because we hadn’t played a tournament like that before, there wasn’t a lot of expectation,” the 26-year-old explained.

“That was fine, because there wasn’t pressure to perform really well, we were just going to have fun."

Read more in today's Highland News.



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