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{{Quidditch Team infobox
 
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|name=Holyhead Harpies
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|image=Holyhead Harpies.png
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|bgcolor1=DarkGreen
 
|bgcolor1=DarkGreen
 
|bgcolor2=Gold
 
|bgcolor2=Gold
|hometown=[[Holyhead]], [[Wales]]
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|hometown=[[Holyhead]], [[Wikipedia:Holy_Island,_Anglesey|Holy Island]], [[Anglesey]], [[Wales]], Isle of [[Great Britain]]
|founded=Pre [[1200s|1203]]
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|founded=[[1203]]
 
|league=[[British and Irish Quidditch League]]
 
|league=[[British and Irish Quidditch League]]
 
|robes=Dark green with a gold talon emblazoned on the chest
 
|robes=Dark green with a gold talon emblazoned on the chest
|most glorious hour=The defeat of the [[Heidelberg Harriers]] of Germany in a match that lasted seven days.
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|most glorious hour=The defeat of the [[Heidelberg Harriers]] of Germany in a match that lasted seven days
 
|won championships=
 
|won championships=
|rivals=[[Puddlemere United]], ''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''
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|rivals=[[Puddlemere United]], ''[[The Daily Prophet (real-world)|Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''
 
|players=*Captain: [[Gwenog Jones]] ([[Beater]]) ([[1990s]])
 
|players=*Captain: [[Gwenog Jones]] ([[Beater]]) ([[1990s]])
*[[Seeker]]: [[Glynnis Griffiths]] ([[1950s|1953]])
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*[[Seeker]]: [[Glynnis Griffiths]] ([[1953]])
*[[Gwendolyn Morgan]] ([[1950s|1953]])
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*[[Gwendolyn Morgan]] ([[1953]])
 
*[[Chaser]]: [[Wilda Griffiths]] ([[1998]])
 
*[[Chaser]]: [[Wilda Griffiths]] ([[1998]])
 
*[[Chaser]]: [[Valmai Morgan]] ([[1999]])
 
*[[Chaser]]: [[Valmai Morgan]] ([[1999]])
 
*[[Chaser]]: [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] ([[2000s]])
 
*[[Chaser]]: [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] ([[2000s]])
|first=''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''
 
|latest=''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]''
 
|last=
 
 
|cause=}}
 
|cause=}}
The '''Holyhead Harpies''' are an all-female [[Quidditch]] team that plays in the [[British and Irish Quidditch League]]. The team is based in the town of [[Holyhead]], which is located in the northwest of [[Wales]]. The team was founded in [[1200s|1203]], making them the second-oldest team in the league.
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{{Quote|The only all-witch team currently playing in the Quidditch league have been attracting new fans every match.|''[[Daily Prophet]]'' article|Pottermore}}
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The '''Holyhead Harpies''' is an all-female [[Quidditch]] [[Quidditch team|team]] that plays in the [[British and Irish Quidditch League]]. The team is based in the town of [[Holyhead]], which is located in the northwest of [[Wales]]. The team was founded in [[1203]], making them the second-oldest team in the league.<ref name="QTA7">{{QTA|B|7}}</ref>
   
 
The Harpies playing robes are dark green with a gold talon emblazoned on the chest. They are unique among Quidditch teams in that they only hire women to play for them. With the exception of [[Valmai Morgan]], all known members of the team have either first or last names that begin with the letter 'G'.
 
The Harpies playing robes are dark green with a gold talon emblazoned on the chest. They are unique among Quidditch teams in that they only hire women to play for them. With the exception of [[Valmai Morgan]], all known members of the team have either first or last names that begin with the letter 'G'.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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===Early history===
=== Early history ===
 
 
In [[1203]] the team was founded.
 
In [[1203]] the team was founded.
   
One of the highlights of the Harpies History occurred in [[1950s|1953]], when they defeated the [[Heidelberg Harriers]] of [[Germany]] in a match that lasted seven days. At the end of the match, the Captain of the Harriers [[Rudolf Brand]] proposed marriage to his opposing Captain, [[Gwendolyn Morgan]], who subsequently concussed him with her [[broomstick]].
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One of the highlights of the Harpies History occurred in [[1953]], when they defeated the [[Heidelberg Harriers]] of [[Germany]] in a match that lasted seven days. At the end of the match, the Captain of the Harriers [[Rudolf Brand]] proposed marriage to his opposing Captain, [[Gwendolyn Morgan]], who subsequently concussed him with her [[broomstick]].
   
=== Recent history ===
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===Recent history===
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====1980s-1990s====
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[[File:Jones on a broom.jpg|250px|thumb|left|Gwenog Jones, former captain of the Harpies]]
   
==== 1980s-1990s ====
 
[[File:Gwenog Jones.jpg|left|thumb|220x220px|
 
Gwenog Jones, former captain of the Harpies
 
]]
 
 
In [[June]] [[1986]] Jones started playing for the Harpies after graduating from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
 
In [[June]] [[1986]] Jones started playing for the Harpies after graduating from [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
   
The [[Daily Prophet]] claims that nobody dares to disagree with Harpies' "''brilliant but dangerous''" Captain [[Gwenog Jones]].<ref>''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''</ref>
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The'' [[Daily Prophet]]'' claims that nobody dares to disagree with Harpies' "''brilliant, but dangerous''" Captain [[Gwenog Jones]].<ref name="DPN">''[[The Daily Prophet (real-world)|Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''</ref>
   
 
Early in the year, the Harpies were scheduled to play the [[Wimbourne Wasps]] in [[Exmoor]].
 
Early in the year, the Harpies were scheduled to play the [[Wimbourne Wasps]] in [[Exmoor]].
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[[Valmai Morgan]], the replacement [[Chaser]] for [[Wilda Griffiths]] who joined [[Puddlemere United]], scored ten goals in one game, helping the Harpies to victory (presumably against the Wasps).
 
[[Valmai Morgan]], the replacement [[Chaser]] for [[Wilda Griffiths]] who joined [[Puddlemere United]], scored ten goals in one game, helping the Harpies to victory (presumably against the Wasps).
   
The Harpies played Puddlemere United at [[Ilkey]] Moor. [[Wand]]s were confiscated at the gates, as crowd trouble was anticpated. Many fans handed over dummy wands, however. Puddlemere's Chaser Wilda Griffiths disappeared midway through the match. A riot broke out and fans of both sides used their wands. Gwenog Jones was held in custody after the game.
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The Harpies played Puddlemere United at [[Ilkley Moor]]. [[Wand]]s were confiscated at the gates, as crowd trouble was anticpated. Many fans handed over dummy wands, however. Puddlemere's Chaser Wilda Griffiths disappeared midway through the match. A riot broke out and fans of both sides used their wands. Gwenog Jones was held in custody after the game.
   
On [[October]] 1st 1999, the Harpies were 9th in the [[British and Irish Quidditch League|League]].<ref>''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''</ref>
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On [[1 October]] [[1999]], the Harpies were 9th in the [[British and Irish Quidditch League|League]].<ref name="DPN" />
   
==== 2000s ====
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====2000s====
[[File:New-HBP-Promo-ginevra-ginny-weasley-21660500-847-1140.jpg|thumb|224x224px|[[Ginny Weasley]], a former member of the team]]
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{{Quote|[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]], stuck with her athletic career, playing for the Holyhead Harpies, the all-female Quidditch team.|Ginny's future life and career|Accio Quote!}}[[File:It Should Have Been Haiti.png|250px|thumb|[[Gwenog Jones]]' t-shirt]]
Around the early 2000s Ginny Weasley began playing for the Harpies. It's most likely she started playing for the team as a chaser.
 
   
By [[2014]], Gwenog Jones had retired from the Holyhead Harpies, and had become the manager of the Welsh National Quidditch Team. Shortly before the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup]], Gwenog Jones threatened to "''curse the face off''" rival Brazilian manager [[José Barboza]], when he called her [[Chasers]] "''talentless hags''" (a comment that he later insisted had been taken out of context). During the Brazil-Wales quarter-final match, she showed up to the game in an 'It Should Have Been [[Haiti]]' T-shirt and was prevented from entering the stadium, therefore missing the first ten minutes of the game. She later ended up in custody when, after Brazilian Seeker [[Tony Silva]] caught the Snitch and won the game, she attempted to curse off Barboza's face in the packed stadium and was dragged away by her own [[Beaters]].
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Around the early 2000s Ginny Weasley began playing for the Harpies. It's most likely she started playing for the team as a Chaser.
   
==Behind the scenes==
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By [[2014]], [[Gwenog Jones]] had retired from the Holyhead Harpies, and had become the manager of the Welsh National Quidditch Team. Shortly before the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup]], Gwenog Jones threatened to "''curse the face off''" rival Brazilian manager [[José Barboza]], when he called her [[Chaser]]s "''talentless hags''" (a comment that he later insisted had been taken out of context).
*One famous [[Beater]] [[Gwenog Jones]] was once a member of the [[Slug Club]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and gave [[Horace Slughorn]] free tickets to any game upon request, although he had not been in contact with her for over a year upon his return to Hogwarts.
 
*The Holyhead Harpies is [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]'s favourite Quidditch team.
 
*[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] played for the Holyhead Harpies before having children and becoming senior Quidditch Correspondent at the [[Daily Prophet]].
 
*This is the only all-female Quidditch team mentioned in the series.
 
*In [[Greece|Greek mythology]], "[[Wikipedia:Harpy|Harpies]]" were monsters that were part woman, part bird. The literal meaning of the word seems to be "that which snatches". In modern times, "harpy" is an unflattering term for a woman.<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harpy "Harpy" on Merriem-Webster]</ref>
 
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''
 
*''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)|Quidditch Through the Ages]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' ([[Gwenog Jones]] {{FWC}})
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]'' ([[Gwenog Jones]] {{FWC}})
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' ([[Gwenog Jones]] {{FWC}})
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Mention}}
 
 
==Notes and Refernences==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
   
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During the Brazil-Wales quarter-final match, she showed up to the game in an "''It Should Have Been [[Haiti]]''" t-shirt and was prevented from entering the stadium, therefore missing the first ten minutes of the game. She later ended up in custody when, after Brazilian Seeker [[Tony Silva]] caught the Snitch and won the game, she attempted to curse off Barboza's face in the packed stadium and was dragged away by her own [[Beater]]s.
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==Squads==
 
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==Behind the scenes==
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*One famous [[Beater]] [[Gwenog Jones]] was once a member of the [[Slug Club]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and gave [[Horace Slughorn]] free tickets to any game upon request, although he had not been in contact with her for over a year upon his return to Hogwarts.<ref>{{HBP|B|4}}</ref>
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*The Holyhead Harpies is [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]'s favourite Quidditch team.
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*[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] played for the Holyhead Harpies before having children and becoming senior Quidditch Correspondent at the [[Daily Prophet]].
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*This is the only all-female Quidditch team mentioned in the series.
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*In [[Greece|Greek mythology]], [[Harpy|Harpies]] were monsters that were part woman, part bird. The literal meaning of the word seems to be "that which snatches", befitting of some parts of a Quidditch game, such as the essential "snatching" of the [[Golden Snitch|Snitch]] . In modern times, "harpy" can also be an unflattering term for a woman.<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harpy "Harpy" on Merriem-Webster]</ref>
   
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==Appearances==
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*''[[The Daily Prophet (real-world)|Daily Prophet Newsletters]]''
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*{{QTA|R}}
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*{{PS|G}} ([[Gwenog Jones]] {{FWC}})
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*{{COS|G}} ([[Gwenog Jones]] {{FWC}})
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*{{POA|G}} ([[Gwenog Jones]] {{FWC}})
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*{{HBP}} {{Mention}}
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*{{HBP|F}} {{Mention}}
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*{{DH}} {{Mention}}
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*{{JKRS}} {{Mention}}
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
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{{British and Irish Quidditch League}}
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[[fr:Harpies de Holyhead]]
 
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Revision as of 20:33, October 29, 2019

"The only all-witch team currently playing in the Quidditch league have been attracting new fans every match."
Daily Prophet article[src]

The Holyhead Harpies is an all-female Quidditch team that plays in the British and Irish Quidditch League. The team is based in the town of Holyhead, which is located in the northwest of Wales. The team was founded in 1203, making them the second-oldest team in the league.[1]

The Harpies playing robes are dark green with a gold talon emblazoned on the chest. They are unique among Quidditch teams in that they only hire women to play for them. With the exception of Valmai Morgan, all known members of the team have either first or last names that begin with the letter 'G'.

History

Early history

In 1203 the team was founded.

One of the highlights of the Harpies History occurred in 1953, when they defeated the Heidelberg Harriers of Germany in a match that lasted seven days. At the end of the match, the Captain of the Harriers Rudolf Brand proposed marriage to his opposing Captain, Gwendolyn Morgan, who subsequently concussed him with her broomstick.

Recent history

1980s-1990s

Jones on a broom

Gwenog Jones, former captain of the Harpies

In June 1986 Jones started playing for the Harpies after graduating from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Daily Prophet claims that nobody dares to disagree with Harpies' "brilliant, but dangerous" Captain Gwenog Jones.[2]

Early in the year, the Harpies were scheduled to play the Wimbourne Wasps in Exmoor.

Valmai Morgan, the replacement Chaser for Wilda Griffiths who joined Puddlemere United, scored ten goals in one game, helping the Harpies to victory (presumably against the Wasps).

The Harpies played Puddlemere United at Ilkley Moor. Wands were confiscated at the gates, as crowd trouble was anticpated. Many fans handed over dummy wands, however. Puddlemere's Chaser Wilda Griffiths disappeared midway through the match. A riot broke out and fans of both sides used their wands. Gwenog Jones was held in custody after the game.

On 1 October 1999, the Harpies were 9th in the League.[2]

2000s

"Ginny Weasley, stuck with her athletic career, playing for the Holyhead Harpies, the all-female Quidditch team."
—Ginny's future life and career[src]
It Should Have Been Haiti

Gwenog Jones' t-shirt

Around the early 2000s Ginny Weasley began playing for the Harpies. It's most likely she started playing for the team as a Chaser.

By 2014, Gwenog Jones had retired from the Holyhead Harpies, and had become the manager of the Welsh National Quidditch Team. Shortly before the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Gwenog Jones threatened to "curse the face off" rival Brazilian manager José Barboza, when he called her Chasers "talentless hags" (a comment that he later insisted had been taken out of context).

During the Brazil-Wales quarter-final match, she showed up to the game in an "It Should Have Been Haiti" t-shirt and was prevented from entering the stadium, therefore missing the first ten minutes of the game. She later ended up in custody when, after Brazilian Seeker Tony Silva caught the Snitch and won the game, she attempted to curse off Barboza's face in the packed stadium and was dragged away by her own Beaters.

Squads

Holyhead Harpies
1998
Chasers
Unknown Wilda Griffiths Unknown
Beaters
  Gwenog Jones (Captain) Unknown  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Unknown
Holyhead Harpies
1999
Chasers
Unknown Valmai Morgan Unknown
Beaters
  Gwenog Jones (Captain) Unknown  
Keeper Seeker
Unknown Unknown

Behind the scenes

  • One famous Beater Gwenog Jones was once a member of the Slug Club at Hogwarts and gave Horace Slughorn free tickets to any game upon request, although he had not been in contact with her for over a year upon his return to Hogwarts.[3]
  • The Holyhead Harpies is Ginny Weasley's favourite Quidditch team.
  • Ginny Weasley played for the Holyhead Harpies before having children and becoming senior Quidditch Correspondent at the Daily Prophet.
  • This is the only all-female Quidditch team mentioned in the series.
  • In Greek mythology, Harpies were monsters that were part woman, part bird. The literal meaning of the word seems to be "that which snatches", befitting of some parts of a Quidditch game, such as the essential "snatching" of the Snitch . In modern times, "harpy" can also be an unflattering term for a woman.[4]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 7 (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Daily Prophet Newsletters
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)
  4. "Harpy" on Merriem-Webster


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