"May I also take this opportunity to wish Puddlemere United the best of luck next season."
Quidditch Through the Ages[src]

Puddlemere United is a Quidditch team that plays in the British and Irish Quidditch League. They were founded in 1163, making them the oldest team in the league. Their robes are navy-blue robes emblazoned with two crossed golden bulrushes. Their location is possibly somewhere on the River Piddle in Dorset. The team has won the League Cup at least 22 times and the European Cup twice.

Puddlemere United's team anthem, Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here, was recorded by singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck to raise money for St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries shortly before the publication of the edition of Quidditch Through the Agesthat could be purchased by Muggles for Comic Relief. Albus Dumbledore was apparently a fan of this team, as he wished them the best of luck for the current upcoming season.

Puddlemere's Joscelind Wadcock holds the record for most goals scored in the British and Irish Quidditch League in the 20th century.



The team was founded.


Joscelind Wadcock was a famous Chaser for the team.

During the early summer of this year, after graduating Hogwarts, Oliver Wood started playing for Puddlemere's reserve team.

Puddlemere United changed their robe colour from mud-brown to blue.[citation needed]

Puddlemere's Chaser Wilda Griffiths, poached from the Holyhead Harpies for 1000 Galleons, helped her new team to a win against Wigtown Wanderers.[citation needed]

The Harpies played Puddlemere United at Ilkley Moor. Wands were confiscated at the gates, as crowd trouble was anticipated. 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. Benjy Williams whose capture of the Snitch while fans were rioting won the game against the Holyhead Harpies. Gwenog Jones was held in custody after the game. A 23 year-old Puddlemere United fan called Timothy Blenkinsop was caught in the riot and acquired a rat's tail. Puddlemere were 2nd in the table after the game.[citation needed]

League Standings On October 1st 1999

1Ballycastle Bats
2Puddlemere United
3Montrose Magpies
4Tutshill Tornados
5Kenmare Kestrals
6Pride of Portree
7Appleby Arrows
8Caerphilly Catapults
9Holyhead Harpies
10Wimbourne Wasps
11Chudley Cannons
12Wigtown Wanderers
13Falmouth Falcons

Late 1990s

Bodmin Moor Millenium Stadium was the site of a league final between Montrose Magpies and Puddlemere United sometime in the late 1990s.[1]


See also

Notes and references

British and Irish Quidditch League
Times de Quadribol da Grã-Bretanha e Irlanda2
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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