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.
The team was founded.
Joscelind Wadcock was a famous Chaser for the team.
Puddlemere United changed their robe colour from mud-brown to blue.
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.
League Standings On October 1st 1999
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- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) (Mentioned on banner)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (PS1 version) (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Mentioned only)
- Quidditch Through the Ages
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
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