FANFIC FRIDAY: Harry Potter Sports Fic Recs


Hello, fanfic readers!

The Olympic Games are sadly coming to an end, but we’re still full-on sports on Fanfic Friday! Yesterday we asked you to choose among three very popular YA movie adaptations, and Harry Potter was once again the winner. So here’s 10 Harry Potter sports-based fanfics, from Quidditch competitions to Sports AUs!

Into The Jungle

By: JulietsEmoPhase
Summary: Quidditch has evolved and Potter & Malfoy are the new super-star duo of the sport. Draco still has some lingering issues he needs to work out with his partner though.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Post Hogwars AU, Quidditch, Locker Room, Smut, Fluf
Words: 2,039

Sweet Tooth

By: mylifeissocoollike
Summary: Lily and James were best friends growing up, but when he moved away and they drifted apart they thought that would be the end of their friendship. But fate has a funny way of working out, and Lily can’t keep herself away from the brownies in the grocery store.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – F/M – Childhood Best Friends AU, Sports AU, Muggle AU, Photographer!Lily, Football player!James
Words: 2,849

Set, Game, Match

By: sparrowshellcat
Summary: Draco Malfoy was one of the lead players for the badass team of the UK beach volleyball league – the Slytherins. But then he gets traded to, of all teams, the Gryffindors. How did he go from the best team in the league to the worst, anyway? And sure, his new teammates mean well, but Draco is going to have to face it – he’s going to have to make peace with his former best friend, and try to convince him to come back to the game. But it won’t be easy – Harry Potter hasn’t set foot on the beach since he quit – because of Draco.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M, Multi – Polyamory, AU – Sports, Beach Volleyball
Words: 11,250

The Writing Game

By: goddessginny
Summary: Ginny’s job means that she’s accustomed to interacting with athletes, but when her boss assigns her an interview with the famous Harry Potter, she finds that he is more than she bargained for.
Rating: General Audiences – F/M – Sports AU, Journalist AU
Words: 844

What I’m Waiting to Find

By: gracerene
Summary: James has devoted the past two years to being the best damn Chaser that Puddlemere United has ever seen…and to getting over his teenage crush on Teddy. But when Teddy comes back to England after a long stint abroad, James’s resolve to move on is put to the test.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Harry Potter Next Generation, Pining, Quidditch, Mentor Draco Malfoy, Drinking Games, Truth or Dare, Drunken Kissing, Coming Out, First Time, Smut, Background Relationships
Words: 27,371

chalk this one up as a win

By: tamerofdarkstars
Summary: Oliver Wood wakes up in the Hospital Wing a week after his first Quidditch game ever with a head injury and his soulmate’s thoughts wound around his left wrist. Frankly, he’s more concerned about missing the Quidditch game.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences – M/M – Soulmate-Identifying Marks, AU-Soulmates, Quidditch, Fluff
Words: 6,205

Because It’s Raining

By: gracerene
Summary: Harry doesn’t care if it’s raining and it’s “not a real game”, he’s not letting Draco catch the Snitch.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Hogwarts Eight Year, Quidditch, Gloves, Outdoor Sex, Rain
Words: 3,055

I’ve Never…

By: OohLaGalion
Summary: After the war, Muggle Studies is a required subject at Hogwarts. For seventh and eighth years, this includes a mandatory Muggle-style ski holiday.
Rating: Explicit – M/M – Quidditch
Words: 3,644

“Cool Dad” Harry Potter? (By the Daily Prophet’s Gossip Correspondent, Rita Skeeter)

By: WrittenSins
Summary: Rita Skeeter covers the 2022 Quidditch World Cup.
Rating: General Audiences – M/M – Next Generation, Fluff, 2022 Quidditch World Cup
Words: 2,402

ready for the fall

By: quiddative
Summary: “Oh, that’s the kisscam,” Hermione explained. “It was originally a Muggle baseball thing but the Department of Magical Games and Sports recently started implementing it in Quidditch games.” “That still doesn’t answer my question, Granger,” Draco deadpanned. As Hermione rolled her eyes and began to explain, he turned to Harry and winked.
Rating: General Audiences – M/M – Fluff, Unrequited Crush, Happy Ending, Quidditch, Getting Together
Words: 1,436

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