A STUDENT’S love of Harry Potter has inspired him to compete on a global stage.
Sam Davies will brandish a broomstick during a world-wide Quidditch competition – a sport inspired by J.K Rowling’s wizard invention.
The 20-year-old from Williams Close, Penyffordd, who thought he would get involved in the semi-contact sport, played by wizards and witches, for “a bit of a laugh”, is delghted to have been selected to take part.
He said when he first got involved, he imagined he would have been sitting around in a field in a wizard’s hat with a few Harry Potter fans.
Two-years on, Sam is preparing to represent the UK in Canada at next year’s Global Quidditch games – organised by the International Quidditch Association – which will take place in January.
Sam said it was his love of Harry Potter which inspired him to get involved.
He said he, along with his mum Andrea and his sister Charlotte, 22, always attend the midnight openings for the books and films once they are released.
“Harry Potter is a big thing in my family,” he said. “We are mad about it.
“My dad Simon has never really got into it but he is really supportive though.”
He added: “It will be a priceless experience to represent the country.
“I’m very proud to have the opportunity to do it.”
Sam, an undergraduate in media studies at Bangor University, plays for the Bangor Broken Brooms and was selected to take part for the UK after recently attending a selection day in Leicester.