"We need you Harry, Dumbledore's restarted the duelling club and we don't want Slytherin to beat us."
— Angus Matlock getting Harry Potter to join the duelling club[src]

Angus Matlock was a wizard and Gryffindor student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1990s. He was the captain of the Gryffindor Duelling Club by 1996.[3]


Angus Matlock was sorted into Gryffindor when he arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was in at least his third year of education by the 1996-1997 school year, referring on occasion to first and second years as younger students. Angus became captain for Gryffindor when the Duelling Club was revived by Albus Dumbledore. Angus convinced Harry Potter to join the duelling club, and requested that he and Ron Weasley show a group of watching first years how to cast the Stunning Spell and Disarming Charm, along with how to dodge spells.[3]

Angus had a rather controlling and loud personality, shouting at first years for not paying attention and demanding Ron and Harry duel; however he also was rather impressed by Harry Potter for being able to fight Lord Voldemort. Ron Weasley did not seem too happy to find out that Angus was the leader of the duelling club for Gryffindor when he and Harry first arrived.[3]

Magical abilities and skills

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Behind the scenes


The name "Angus" possibly meaning "one strength" derived from Irish óen "one" and gus "force, strength, energy". Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og meaning "young son") was the Irish god of love and youth. The name was also borne by an 8th-century Pictish king and several Irish kings.


Notes and references

  1. He was at Hogwarts during the 1993-1994 school year. Thus, he was at least 11 years old by 1993.
  2. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000 - "Hogwarts just serves Britain and Ireland."
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)

Hogwarts Duelling Club
Duelling Club Captains
Hogwarts: Gilderoy Lockhart · Severus Snape
Gryffindor: Angus Matlock
Hufflepuff: Duelling Club Captain
Ravenclaw: Alannis
Slytherin: Duelling Club Captain
Duelling Club Members
Gryffindor: Edward · Emily · Harry Potter · Hermione Granger · Neil Randall · Neville Longbottom · Romilda Vane · Ronald Weasley · Seamus Finnigan · Stewart
Hufflepuff: Anthony Otterburn · Heather · Justin Finch-Fletchley · Karl Limpley · Kouta Ohnishi · Rhonda Fladbury
Ravenclaw: Andrew · Helen Dawlish · Fawcett · Rebecca · Shoma Ichikawa · Terry Boot · Trevor Birch
Slytherin: Bridget · Draco Malfoy · Fergus Cowley · Irfan Mustaq · Maynard Hatton · Millicent Bulstrode · Peter · Rachel · Roy
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