"Arrows fans will agree that their team's most glorious hour was their 1932 defeat of the team who were then the European champions, the Vratsa Vultures, in a match that lasted sixteen days in conditions of dense fog and rain."
Kennilworthy Whisp, Quidditch Through the Ages[src]

The Appleby Arrows are a Quidditch team from the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria, England. The Arrows play in the British and Irish Quidditch League. Founded in 1612, the Arrows play in robes of pale blue, emblazoned with a silver arrow. There is traditionally fierce rivalry between the Arrows and the Wimbourne Wasps.[1]

Gregory Cotton was a seeker for the Appleby Arrows.

The Arrows are the only known English Quidditch team not located in the West Country.

History

An Appleby Arrows player in their team's uniform

1612

The club was founded.

1894

The club's supporters old practise of shooting arrows into the air from their wands every time their Chasers scored was banned by the Department of Magical Games and Sports in 1894, when one of these weapons pierced the referee, Nugent Potts, through the nose.[2]

1932

Arrows fans agree that their team's most glorious hour was their 1932 defeat of the team who were then the European champions, the Vratsa Vultures, in a match that lasted sixteen days in conditions of dense fog and rain.[3]

1998

The Arrows defeated the Chudley Cannons in the Summer, aided by a pathetic performance by Cannon's Seeker Galvin Gudgeon.[4]

1999

Pride of Portree are defeated by the Arrows. The two Seekers collide in their race for the Golden Snitch, and both have illegal jinxes used on them.

The Arrows were seventh in the League in October.[5]

Behind the scenes

  • The Arrows were thought to have been based in Appleby, North Lincolnshire, however, in the latest edition of Quidditch Through the Ages Illustrated Edition, there is a map with the location of all the Quidditch teams in Britain and Ireland, and the Appleby Arrows are shown to be located in the Appleby in Cumbria. This is also further evidenced by Bloomsbury presenting the town with a banner of Appleby Arrows and named an official Honorary Quidditch Town.[6]

Appearances

Notes and references


British and Irish Quidditch League
Quidditch team logos of the UK and Ireland.jpg
Quidditch teams
England Appleby Arrows · Chudley Cannons · Falmouth Falcons · Puddlemere United · Tutshill Tornados · Wimbourne Wasps
Ireland and Northern Ireland Kenmare Kestrels · Ballycastle Bats
Scotland Banchory Bangers (disband) · Montrose Magpies · Pride of Portree · Wigtown Wanderers
Wales Caerphilly Catapults · Holyhead Harpies
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