A Goal Post is a hoop on either end of a Quidditch pitch. There are three hoops at each end of a pitch, about thirty feet high. Chasers will shoot the Quaffle through the hoop to score 10 points for their team. The Keeper will defend the post.[1]

History

According to Quidditch Through the Ages, the early Quidditch goals were barrels, then replaced by baskets on stilts. The lack of regulation on the baskets made cheating easier (setting fire to them, putting tiny baskets for the visiting team and enormous ones for the home team), leading to the induction of fixed-size hoops in 1883.[2]

Upon first seeing these, Harry Potter compared them to Muggle bubble wands.[1]

During the Battle of Hogwarts, Giants used goal posts as weapons.[3]

Appearances

A goal post in an early version of Quidditch

Notes and references

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