• Character Joscelind Wadcock was a Chaser for the Puddlemere United Quidditch team (FW). Born in 1911, and appearing on a Famous Wizard card, she has retired from playing professional Quidditch (FW). Read More
• Character Yoshi Wakahisa was a Chaser for Japan’s National Team at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. The Japanese team that won their 2014 Quidditch World Cup matches against Poland and Nigeria, but then lost to Bulgaria at the semi-final stage. They won against the United States to secure third… Read More
• Sports teams The Welsh National Teams are from Wales (one of the four countries that together are the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Quidditch During the qualifying rounds of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup competition, the Welsh National Quidditch Team lost to a team from Uganda (GF5). The World Cup tournament of… Read More
• Character Walter Parkin is the father of the seven siblings who founded the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team in 1422. He comes from Wigtown in Scotland. He would stand on the sidelines of the Quidditch pitch with a wand on one hand and a meat cleaver in the… Read More
• Character Karl Wang played Keeper for the Norwegian National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014 (Pm). Although a member of one of the teams predicted to win the 2014 tournament, his team did win against a weak Ivory Coast side in their first match but was… Read More
• Character Mercy Wardwell was a Chaser for the United States National Team at the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. Wardwell was a member of the United States team that participated in the 2014 tournament, along with fellow Chasers Arsenia Gonzales and Quentin Kowalski (Pm). The US team… Read More
• Character Warrington was a Hogwarts student in Slytherin House from 1989-1996. He was a Quidditch team Chaser and member of the Inquisitorial Squad put into place in the school by Professor Dolores Umbridge. Warrington is two years older than Harry Potter. He was described by… Read More
• Character Fabius Watkins is a Quidditch player. He was a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies and also their Team Captain (c. 1960s-1970s). He was killed in a collision with a helicopter (WoM). Read More
• Character Fred Weasley is one of the seven children of Arthur and Molly Weasley and twin brother to George Weasley. The twins are co-owners of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a highly successful joke shop in Diagon Alley. Sadly, Fred was a casualty of the Battle of Hogwarts. The Weasley twins are the… Read More
• Character George Weasley is one of the seven children of Arthur and Molly Weasley and twin brother to Fred Weasley. The twins are co-owners of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a highly successful joke shop in Diagon Alley. About the Weasley Twins: Mischief managed! The Weasley twins are the staunch enemies of pretension, authority, and… Read More
• Character Ginevra Molly Weasley (Ginny) is the youngest child of the Weasley family and the only daughter. Ginny is the youngest child and only daughter of Arthur and Molly Weasley (CS3), and the first girl born to the family in several generations (JKR). Though consistently underestimated by her family, she… Read More
• Quidditch Weasley is Our King is the title of the song sung first by Slytherins – and then by Gryffindors – during Hogwarts Quidditch matches. After Ron Weasley was appointed Keeper on the Gryffindor Team, Draco Malfoy wrote this song to undermine Ron’s confidence during Quidditch matches. He also… Read More
• Character Ron Weasley is Harry Potter’s best friend and the youngest son of Molly and Arthur Weasley. The story of Ron’s life is one of being overshadowed by his family and friends, yet it is Ron’s heart and humor that have solidified his friendships and given those around him the support they needed… Read More
• Cities Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, as well as the seat of the New Zealand Ministry of Magic. Quidditch here dates back to the seventeenth century, and as a result there is Maori art from the period depicting white wizards on brooms. Those pieces of art the Ministry has… Read More
• Character Willi Wenzel was a Chaser for Liechtenstein’s National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament held in 2014. During the 2014 tournament, Wenzel was celebrated for taking two Bludgers to the head during Liechtenstein’s three-day match against Chad while still being able to score a goal from sixty yards away (Pm). It was… Read More
• Quidditch places • Wilderness areas The West Siberian Plain was the location of the 1809 Quidditch World Cup final between Romania and New Spain (now Mexico). This final is infamously known as the Attack of the Killer Forest – and was the scene of an horrific seven-hour tree vs wizard battle (Pm). Read More
• Character Kennilworthy Whisp is the author of Quidditch Through the Ages, as well as a number of other Quidditch-related books, including The Wonder of Wigtown Wanderers, He Flew Like a Madman, and Beating the Bludgers. WhizzHard Books published the first edition of his famous book in… Read More
• Character Devlin Whitehorn founded the Nimbus Racing Broom Company in 1967, revolutionising Quidditch with the speed and precision of his racing brooms (FW, QA9). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Whizz Hard Books is a publisher located at 129B Diagon Alley. Two of the titles Whizz Hard has published are Quidditch Through the Ages and Hairy Snout, Human Heart (QA). Read More
• Towns Wigtown is located in the Southwest of Scotland (on the shores of Wigtown Bay in Dumfries and Galloway). The town is home to the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team – a member of the British and Irish Quidditch League. Kennilworthy Whisp wrote about the team in his… Read More
• Sports teams The Wigtown Wanderers are a British Quidditch team, founded in 1422 and based in Wigtown in Scotland (QA7). robes: blood-red robes with a silver meat cleaver upon the chest (QA7) home: Wigtown The original team was formed in 1422 by the four sons and three daughters of… Read More
• Books and Literature The Wonder of Wigtown Wanderers by Kennilworthy Whisp is a book about the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team. According to the author’s biographical information for Quidditch Through the Ages, Whisp is a Wanderers fan (QA). Read More
• Event In 1422, the Wigtown Wanderers Quidditch team is formed by the four sons and three daughters of Walter Parkin, a butcher from Wigtown in Scotland (QA7). Walter would stand on the sidelines with a wand on one hand and a meat cleaver in the… Read More
• Character Wilda Griffiths was a Chaser for the Puddlemere United Quidditch team during the 1990s. Considered to be an outstanding Chaser, Griffiths was lured away from the Holyhead Harpies by a huge fee, much to the chagrin of their talented but dangerous captain Gwenog Jones. She was also said to… Read More
• Headlines and advertisements Wilda wallops the Wigs is a Quidditch article appearing in the Sports section of the Daily Prophet, about Puddlemere United’s robe colour change and their new Chaser signing (DP2). Goals scored by Puddlemere’s new Chaser Wilda Griffiths propelled them to victory in their match against the… Read More
• Character Benjy Williams played Seeker for Puddlemere United Quidditch team in the 1990s (DP4). His catch of the Snitch, amidst the chaos of the riot that occurred during the grudge match against the Holyhead Harpies, won the game and brought it to a close. He and other… Read More
• Towns Though Wimbourne does not exist in modern Britain, there is a Wimborne Minster – a small town near the Southern coast of England. This, then, is the probable home of the Wimbourne Wasps, a member of the British & Irish Quidditch League (QA7). Read More
• Sports teams The Wimbourne Wasps are an English Quidditch team from Wimbourne in Dorset, founded in 1312 (QA7). robes: thick horizontal stripes of bright yellow and black, with a picture of a wasp on the front (GF7, QA7) home: Wimbourne Ludo Bagman, Beater c.1980 (GF7, GF9,… Read More
• Character Winky, a female house-elf who until recently worked for the Crouch family, has enormous brown eyes and a nose like a tomato (GF8). Her mother and grandmother were also Crouch family house-elves (GF9, GF21). For years, Winky took care of Barty Crouch Jr., who was held in the Crouch residence under the Imperius Curse by his father. Nevertheless, the elder… Read More
• Character Wladyslaw Wolfke played Seeker for the Polish National Team at the Quidditch World Cup tournament in 2014. By the time of Poland’s first match at the 2014 tournament against Japan, Wolfke had replaced Bonawentura Wójcik as the team’s Seeker. The team lost by 350 points to 140, despite their “spirited… Read More
• Character Oliver Wood is a Gryffindor (1987-1994) and Quidditch team Captain and Keeper 1990-1994 (and possibly earlier). Oliver Wood was the “burly” Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team when Harry arrived at Hogwarts, and possibly the most passionate Quidditch fanatic in the school (PS7), Oliver… Read More
• Quidditch The Woollongong Shimmy is a high-speed zig-zag Quidditch manoeuvre performed to throw off the opposing team’s Chasers. It was perfected by an Australian team, the Woollongong Warriors (QA10). Read More
• Sports teams The Woollongong Warriors are a Quidditch team from Australia. The Warriors dominate the Australian league, along with their traditional rivals, the Thundelarra Thunderers. No one wants to referee matches between the two teams for fear of personal injury from potentially violent fans or players (QA8). Besides the fiercely competitive rivalry… Read More
• Character Bowman Wright was a Metal Charmer and was born in Godric’s Hollow in 1492*. His father was a Muggle and mother a Witch (FW, WoM, DH16). Combining his love of science and sport, Wright invented the Golden Snitch, which immediately replaced the endangered … Read More
• Quote Why did you want to write Quidditch Through The Ages and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them? They are two titles that appear in the novels – Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is a book that Harry buys to go to Hogwarts so it’s one of his school textbooks and Quidditch Through The Ages is… Read More
• Quote “When Comic Relief asked me to write something I thought I would just love to write the two books … I have always supported Comic Relief… I did two because I had two in my head and I couldn’t really decide between Quidditch and Fantastic Beasts, so I decided to do them both.” Q: Why were there no… Read More
• Quidditch The Wronski Defensive Feint is a dangerous Quidditch move where one Seeker dives toward the ground as if he sees the Snitch, drawing the opposing Seeker into a similar dive and driving him into the ground (QA10). History This manoeuvre was invented by famous and extremely talented… Read More
• Character Josef Wronski was a talented Quidditch player from Poland who played Seeker for the Grodzisk Goblins. He was known for inventing a dangerous Quidditch move called the Wronski Defensive Feint (QA8). Read More