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England National Team

"I wish England had got through, though. That was embarrassing, that was."
-- Charlie Weasley (GF5)

England National Team

The English National Teams are from England (one of the four countries that together are the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

Quidditch

A Quidditch match was played in 1385 in Lancashire by an Irish side against an English side. They lost due to the superior skills of Ireland’s players (QA8).

After the 1877 Quidditch World Cup – the “Tournament that Nobody Remembers“, English Beater Lucas Bargeworthy was found to be missing most of his teeth (Pm).

Ludo Bagman, who played for the Wimbourne Wasps, was a Beater for the English side in the 1980s (GF7Pm, QA). Accused of passing information to a Death Eater, during the trial one of the witches on the jury congratulated him on the result of the England v Turkey match the previous weekend – instead of asking any further questions. He was acquitted (GF30).

England fielded a team that lost to the Transylvania during the run-up to the 1994 Quidditch World Cup (GF5).

A match listing published in the Daily Prophet sets out information for an England Under-17s v Armenia Junior Nationals Quidditch fixture (DP3).

Roderick Plumpton, who plays for the Tutshill Tornados in the League, has been Seeker for the England team 22 times (QA7).

Gobstones

The President of the English Gobstones team is Roland Kegg (FW).

Duelling

In 1379, an international duelling competition held on Dartmoor was won by Elizabeth Smudgling, representing England, using a simple Disarming Charm (BoS).

Commentary

Notes

While still at Hogwarts, one of Gilderoy Lockhart's many boastful predictions was that he would captain the English team to victory in the Quidditch World Cup before becoming the youngest ever Minister for Magic (Pm). He does know how to promote himself....

Gryffindor Quidditch team captain Oliver Wood told Harry Potter that Charlie Weasley could have played Quidditch for England if Charlie had not taken the job in Romania studying dragons (PS10). As England haven't made it to the last few Quidditch World Cups, it looks like they could have really used him on the team!

There is no mention of Quidditch or any other wizard sports in the Wikipedia entry for England (Wikipedia).

Although the date printed on the third Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP3) is 1 June 1999, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:

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: English National Quidditch Team and English National Gobstones Team

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