"....it is estimated that Beater Darren Floyd single-handedly prevented at least seventeen Brazilian goals."
-- match report Brazil v Wales, Daily Prophet, 4 June 2014 (Pm)
Winning their first match against Germany thanks to a failed dive by the German Seeker, Wales were eliminated from the tournament in the quarter-finals after losing to Brazil by 460 points to 300. He and the other Welsh Beater, Iefan Rice, had to restrain Gwenog after the defeat (Pm).
Like all Beaters, a bit ruthless and crazy
Other canon notes and references
The Welsh name Darren may come from y darren (tarren = "escarpment, edge") or may be related to an Irish Gaelic name meaning "a great man, gift of God" (Quick Baby Names).
Floyd is a variant of the Welsh surname Lloyd, deriving from the word llwyd (meaning "grey, hoary" or possibly someone who wore "grey clothing"). The "f" is probably comes from an attempt by an English speaker to pronounce the Welsh letter "ll" (Internet Surname Database).
Lexicon list of Beaters
From the Web
Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:
- History of the Quidditch World Cup
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup reports
- 2014 Quidditch World Cup final
- The Daily Prophet
Pottermore enhanced reading experience: Quidditch World Cup
Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive
Harry Potter Wiki: Darren Floyd