The Quidditch Handbook
Teams of the World

Great Britain and Ireland

Union Jack
The British and Irish League was formed in 1674 when it became difficult to keep the many teams and their matches hidden from the Muggles. The thirteen best teams formed the League and the others were asked to disband. The League teams compete annually for the League Cup.

Appleby Arrows
Ballycastle Bats
Caerphilly Catapults
Chudley Cannons
Falmouth Falcons
Holyhead Harpies
Kenmare Kestrels
Montrose Magpies
Pride of Portree
Puddlemere United
Tutshill Tornados
Wigtown Wanderers
Wimbourne Wasps

Historical teams
National teams

A Wizard's Atlas Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland



Appleby
Arrows
robes:
pale blue with a silver arrow on the chest
home: Appleby
  • founded in 1612

  • defeated the then-champion Vrasta Vultures in a 16-day upset match in 1932

  • supporters used to fire arrows into the air from their wands, but this was banned in 1894

  • fierce rivals of the Wimbourne Wasps



Ballycastle
Bats
robes:
black with scarlet bat on the chest
home: Ballycastle


Caerphilly
Catapults
robes:
vertical stripes, light green and scarlet
home: Caerphilly

Chudley
Cannons
Chudley Cannons logo © by Vic Xntric robes:
orange with black speeding cannon ball and double 'C'
home: Chudley

Falmouth
Falcons
robes:
dark gray with white, falcon-head emblem on chest
home: Falmouth
  • known for hard play

  • famous (and violent) Beaters Kevin Broadmoor and Karl Broadmoor (1958-1969)

  • motto: "Let us win, but if we cannot win, let us break a few heads."

  • Randolph Keitch and Basil Horton played for Falmouth in the early 1900s; in 1929 they founded the Comet Trading Company and invented the Keitch-Horton Braking Charm (QA9)



Holyhead
Harpies
robes:
dark green with a golden talon on the chest
home: Holyhead

Kenmare
Kestrels
robes:
emerald-green with two yellow Ks back to back on the front
home: Kenmare

Montrose
Magpies
robes:
black and white, with one magpie on the chest and another on the back
home: Montrose
  • most successful team in history, won the British and Irish League thirty-two times

  • European Champions twice

  • famous players:



Pride of
Portree
robes:
deep purple with gold star
home: Portree
  • founded in 1292

  • known as "The Prides"

  • two league wins in the 1960s

  • famous player: Chaser/Captain Catriona McCormack, played for Scotland thirty-six times

    • daughter Meghan currently plays Keeper

    • son Kirley is lead guitarist for the Weird Sisters



Puddlemere
United
Puddlemere United logo © by Vic Xntric robes:
recently changed from mud brown (DP) to the current blue with two crossed gold bulrushes
home: undetermined, see Puddlemere

Tutshill
Tornados
robes:
home: Tutshill

Wigtown
Wanderers
robes:
home: Wigtown

Wimbourne Wasps
robes:
black and yellow, with a picture of a wasp on the front
home: Wimbourne

Historical teams

Banchory Bangers
robes:
unknown
home: Banchory
  • known for their appallingly awful Quidditch skills

  • also known for their extremely reckless shenanigans which led to the disbanding of their team in 1814


Barnton
robes:
unknown
home: Barnton
  • In 1883, an amateur Barnton team had goals made of different sized baskets. Those for their opponents were tiny while their own were "great wicker caves" which were easy to score into.



Ilkley
robes:
unknown
home: Ilkley
Ilkley is located to the northwest of Leeds, west of York
  • the Ilkley team, in the 1100s, played a game against a Yorkshire team which was described in a now-famous letter from Goodwin Kneen to his cousin Olaf in Norway.


Norfolk

robes:
unknown
home: Norfolk

  • Cyprian Youdle was a Norfolk referee. He was killed during a match in 1357 by a curse cast by one of the spectators.

National Teams

England fielded a team that lost to Luxemburg in 1994 [Y14] in the run-up to the World Cup. The Irish team, however, went on to win the cup in a very exciting match against Bulgaria.

Ireland National Team (1994 [Y14]):
robes:
mascot: Leprechauns
See GF8 The Quidditch World Cup for details about the names of the players.

Teams in order of founding (where date is given):

1163 - Puddlemere United

1203 - Holyhead Harpies

1291 - Kenmare Kestrels

1292 - Pride of Portree

1312 - Wimbourne Wasps

1402 - Caerphilly Catapults

1422 - Wigtown Wanderers

1520 - Tutshill Tornados

1612 - Appleby Arrows