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The Falmouth Falcons were a Quidditch team that played in the British and Irish Quidditch League. The team was based in the town of Falmouth, which is located in the southwest of England.[1]

The Falcons played in robes of dark grey and white with a falcon emblem on the chest. They were known for their fierce and violent style of play. In fact, they were so violent, that the team motto was: Let us win, but if we cannot win, let us break a few heads. The Broadmoor brothers, Karl and Kevin, who played as Beaters between 1958 and 1969, were suspended on no less than fourteen occasions due to persistent rule-breaking.[2]


A Falcons player in their team's uniform


The Broadmoor brothers played as Beaters.[2]


Pride of Portree played the Falmouth Falcons at Exmoor. Nobody could see the Quidditch pitch or the opposing team, because of the Minister for Magic's invisibility spell on the stadium.

On 1 June, the Falcons lay at the bottom of the League with 350 points. Their next match was against the Chudley Cannons (who were themselves bottom of the League earlier in the season) at Exmoor. The Cannons won the match. This caused the Cannon's manager Ragmar Dorkins to collaps with shock.

On 1 October, the Falcons lay bottom of the League with 360 points.[3]


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Behind the scenes

The team motto is a likely reference to the motto for the Special Olympics: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."


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