The Liverpool Quidditch Journal will be a quidditch specialised journal spreading news and keeping track with two quidditch teams of the Liverpool region, the Liverpool Hypogriffs and the Liverpool Pharaohs. The journal, financed by Mr.Pharaoh himself, will start of is first edition by telling the wizarding world about the story of the owner of these two teams.
After being born in Canada, the young Cedrick Eichel moved to Liverpool with is parents during is early childhood. Living in a muggle family, Cedrick was unaware about his wizarding skills until the letter he received from hogwarts. He will always remember the visit of one of the schools employee to explain to him and his family what the wizarding world was all about. "It was a big shock for sure, but after whats happen since this moment, i have no regrets being a wizard and I am even very happy and gratefull to be part of all this" told us Pharaoh.
Entering Hogwarts, and joining the Slytherin house at 11 years old, the young Cedrick was soon recognized for his learning capabilities and is ambitious character. being a big fan of Liverpool FC, Cedrick learned about Quidditch at Hogwarts and fell in love with sport. He managed to enter the Slytherin team as a chaser during is third year and known for his great mental skills, became the captain of the team only two years later. He managed to win 2 Hogwarts quidditch Cup titles, both as captain, during is 5 years in the team.
Leaving Hogwarts, the 18 years old Cedrick Eichel was becoming well known in the England wizarding world because of the same things that got him known for in his early Hogwarts days. He got himself a highly placed job in the ministry as soon as he left the school of magic and then decided to let is real name behind him and he chose himself a new name for the world to recognize him, Pharaoh. The reasons of this choice are still not clear as Pharaoh prefers to keep them for himself but the name change worked at he is now well known under it. "This isn't the same situation as Voldemort." He told us, " It was only a personal choice, but it wasn't to feel better or spread fear at all. It was only to move to another chapter of my life."
Still being a huge quidditch player and fan, Pharaoh decided a couple of seasons ago to join the party. With his ambitious character, he decided to buy himself a small stadium in Liverpool and a place in the England Quidditch Championship lower levels. The Liverpool Hypogriffs were now founded during the season 47, with one goal in head, winning the Honour League title and make their mark in the Quidditch history. "The idea of creating a quidditch team was flotting in my head for a while and when the opportunity came, i just went for it. I had everything needed to start a team and I think that I have enough quidditch knowledge and abilities to build an excellent team.", Pharaoh explained to us.
The Hypogriffs kept groing since then and have been promoted each season since their creation. Even if the promotion streak of the team will end this season, the Liverpool based club are still positive and looking foward to the future. We asked a couple of questions to Pharaoh about his objectives and expections for the following seasons:
Journalist: Your promotion streak is coming to an end, but do you still feel confident in your teams chance of getting to the best leagues?
Pharaoh: There is no doubt in my mind. We have a young talented team but the competition got a little tougher. Our young team will continue to grow and I have a feeling that we will be able to access tothe higher levels with our current core.
Journalist: Do you expect to get out of the Steel Division anytime soon?
Pharaoh: I dont want to set myself exact objectives concerning promotion but I dont expect us to stay stuck here for a while. The competition keeps getting tougher and tougher and if we dont progress enough, it will be a long journey.
Earlier this year, Pharaoh made another big move in the quidditch world by purchasing is second proffessional quidditch team, the Liverpool Pharaohs. He made himself clear that this team wont be the farm team of the other and that they would be two teams that would push for the same goal. While their might be some player movements in the early stages between the two teams, Pharaoh told us that they would be completely independant. "We put a couple of substitutes on the transfer list this week and since they matched the needs of the Pharaohs, we put a bid on them. However, if another team would've put these players up for trade, we would have done the same move.", were is explanation.
The season is coming to an end and the first edition of the Liverpool Quidditch Journal also. The quidditch in Liverpool as gotten more active with the arrivals of the two teams and hopefully that the fans will be able to see some high quidditch caliber in the following years. Hope you enjoyed this first edition and dont miss out on the next edition of the LQJ , when we will talk about the Hypogriffs season and the expeactions for the both clubs in the following years.