Hawkshead Formation

Three Chasers performing the Formation

The Hawkshead Attacking Formation is a Quidditch tactic named after the hawk, invented by Darren O'Hare.[1] The team's Chasers fly together in an arrowhead towards the opposition goalposts. The tactic intimidates the opposition, and is effective at forcing players to move aside to allow a scoring opportunity.[2]


In 1994, Harry Potter's Omnioculars identified the Irish National Quidditch team using this tactic during the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final.[3]


Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 7 (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)
  2. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 10 (Quidditch Today)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)
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