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*Manager of the [[Welsh National Quidditch team]]<ref name="PM">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book4/chapter8/moment1/quidditch-world-cup-1990-2014 New from J.K. Rowling: "''Quidditch World Cup (1990-2014)''"]</ref>
 
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'''Gwenog Jones''' (b. [[1960s|1968]]) was the famous captain and [[Beater]] of the [[Wales|Welsh]] all-female [[Quidditch]] team, the [[Holyhead Harpies]].
'''Gwenog Jones''' (b. [[1960s|1968]]) was the famous captain and beater of the [[Wales|Welsh]] all-female [[Quidditch]] team, the [[Holyhead Harpies]].
 
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
She was one of [[Horace Slughorn]]'s all-time favourite students, making her a member of his "[[Slug Club]]" while she was attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] (c. [[1979]]-[[1986]]). She gives him free tickets whenever he wants. According to her "[[Wizard of the Month]]" card which appeared on [[J.K.Rowling Official Site|J.K. Rowling's website]], she was born in [[1960s|1968]], which would make her one of Slughorn's last students before he retired in the [[1980s]]. Her Wizard cards have depicted her as dark-skinned. [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]] is a fan of Gwenog, as she has a poster of her on the wall of her room at [[the Burrow]]. Ginny would go on to play for the [[Holyhead Harpies]] as well a few years later, although it is unknown if Gwenog was still on the team at that time.
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Gwenog Jones was born into the presumably wizarding [[Jones family]] in [[1960s|1968]]. Her family probably came from [[Wales]] as Jones is a Welsh surname and she later become the manager of the [[Welsh National Quidditch team]].
==Physical Appearance==
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Jones is described as being a tall dark skinned witch. Due to the fact she was a beater it can be presumed that she is fairly burly or at least has a 'beater's build'.
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She began attending [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in [[1970s|1979]], and during her time at the school she was became a favourite student of [[Horace Slughorn]], and was consequently inducted into his [[Slug Club]] throughout her time at the school, one of the last before his retirement.<ref name="HBP">{{HBP}}</ref> She probably played Quidditch at Hogwarts, although there is nothing to prove this.
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Sometime after graduating in [[June]] [[1980s|1986]], Jones became a [[Beater]] for the all-female [[Holyhead Harpies]] [[Quidditch]] team, and eventually became the Captain of said team.<ref name="HBP" /> Remembering her former [[Potions (class)|Potions]] teacher, she gave Slughorn free tickets to her Quidditch matches whenever he so desired.<ref name="HBP" />
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Amongst Jones's biggest fans was [[Ginevra Weasley]], who had a poster of the prestigious Quidditch player on the wall of her [[Ginevra Weasley's bedroom|bedroom]] at [[the Burrow]]. In later years Ginny would go on to play for the Harpies, though it is unknown whether Jones was still on the team at that point.
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By [[Between 2010 and 2017|2014]], Gwenog Jones had retired from the [[Holyhead Harpies]], and had become the manager of the Welsh National Quidditch Team. Shortly before the [[2014 Quidditch World Cup]], Gwenog Jones threatened to "''curse the face off''" rival [[Brazilian National Quidditch team|Brazilian]] manager [[José Barboza]], when he called her Chasers "''talentless hags''" (a comment that he later insisted had been taken out of context). During the[[ Brazil]]-[[Wales]] quarter-final match, she showed up to the game in an 'It Should Have Been [[Haiti]]' T-shirt and was prevented from entering the stadium, therefore missing the first ten minutes of the game. She later ended up in custody when, after Brazilian Seeker [[Tony Silva]] caught the [[Snitch]] and won the game, she attempted to curse off Barboza's face in the packed stadium and was dragged away by her own Beaters.<ref name="PM" />
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==Physical appearance==
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Gwenog was described as being a tall, dark-skinned witch. Due to the fact she was a beater it can be presumed that she was fairly burly or at least had a 'beater's build'. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. 
   
 
==Personality and traits==
 
==Personality and traits==
Jones has said on a number of occasions that [[Wizards|witches]] make better Quidditch players than [[wizards]], and no one is likely to disagree with her. This is because "people who disagree with [Jones] have a nasty habit of turning into woodlice." After a game she enjoys relaxing with friends, drinking [[butterbeer]], and listening to [[Weird Sisters|The Weird Sisters]]. [[Hermione Granger]] considered Gwenog to be "a bit full of herself" after meeting her at one of Slughorn's "[[Slug Club]]" meetings in [[1996]].
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Jones had said on a number of occasions that [[Wizards|witches]] made better Quidditch players than [[wizards]], and no one was likely to disagree with her. This was because "people who disagreed with [Jones] had a nasty habit of turning into woodlice." After a game she enjoyed relaxing with friends, drinking [[butterbeer]], and listening to the [[Weird Sisters]]. [[Hermione Granger]] considered Gwenog to be "a bit full of herself" after meeting her at one of Slughorn's [[Slug Club]] meetings in [[1996]]. It is thought that the [[ICWQC]]'s ban on 'managerial trash talk' was made with her in mind.<ref name="HBP" />
   
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== Etymology ==
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''Gwenog ''can trace back to the Welsh name ''Gwen'', which means "fair, blessed". This can relate to her being the captain of the only all-witch quidditch team. Being the only one can be considered as "blessed".
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''Jones ''can refer to ''John, ''which means in Hebrew "God is gracious". This can relate to her being "blessed".
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*Gwenog may be related to [[Hestia Jones]], a member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], [[Peter Jones]], a [[Gryffindor]] student at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], or [[Megan Jones]], a [[Hufflepuff]] student at Hogwarts in [[Harry Potter]]'s year.
 
*Gwenog may be related to [[Hestia Jones]], a member of the [[Order of the Phoenix]], [[Peter Jones]], a [[Gryffindor]] student at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], or [[Megan Jones]], a [[Hufflepuff]] student at Hogwarts in [[Harry Potter]]'s year.
*The illustration on Gwenog's [[Wizard of the Month]] profile shows her to have black skin and purple quidditch robes. However, in the signed photo of Gwenog owned by [[Horace Slughorn]] she has white skin and is wearing yellow quidditch robes.
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*The illustration on Gwenog's [[Wizard of the Month]] profile shows her to have dark skin and purple Quidditch robes. However, in the signed photo of Gwenog owned by [[Horace Slughorn]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', she has light skin and is wearing yellow Quidditch robes.
*It is possible, as a former [[Slug Club]] member, that she attended the [[Slug Club Christmas party|christmas party]] in [[1996]].
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*Although she definitely attended a party earlier in the year, it is unknown, being a former member of the Slug Club, whether or not she attended the [[Slug Club Christmas Party]] in [[1996]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
[[File:Screen_shot_2011-01-19_at_11.05.10_PM.png|thumb|left|150px|Gwenog on her [[Famous Wizard Card]].]]
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[[File:Screen_shot_2011-01-19_at_11.05.10_PM.png|thumb|right|150px|Gwenog on her [[Famous Wizard Card]].]]
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Gwenog Jones
Gwenog Jones
Biographical information
Born

1968,
Great Britain or Ireland[1]

Title(s)
Signature

Gwenog Jones sig

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Dark brown

Eye colour

Brown

Skin colour

Dark

Affiliation
Occupation
Quidditch team

Holyhead Harpies

Loyalty

Gwenog Jones (b. 1968) was the famous captain and Beater of the Welsh all-female Quidditch team, the Holyhead Harpies.

BiographyEdit

Gwenog Jones was born into the presumably wizarding Jones family in 1968. Her family probably came from Wales as Jones is a Welsh surname and she later become the manager of the Welsh National Quidditch team.

She began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1979, and during her time at the school she was became a favourite student of Horace Slughorn, and was consequently inducted into his Slug Club throughout her time at the school, one of the last before his retirement.[3] She probably played Quidditch at Hogwarts, although there is nothing to prove this.

Sometime after graduating in June 1986, Jones became a Beater for the all-female Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team, and eventually became the Captain of said team.[3] Remembering her former Potions teacher, she gave Slughorn free tickets to her Quidditch matches whenever he so desired.[3]

Amongst Jones's biggest fans was Ginevra Weasley, who had a poster of the prestigious Quidditch player on the wall of her bedroom at the Burrow. In later years Ginny would go on to play for the Harpies, though it is unknown whether Jones was still on the team at that point.

By 2014, Gwenog Jones had retired from the Holyhead Harpies, and had become the manager of the Welsh National Quidditch Team. Shortly before the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, Gwenog Jones threatened to "curse the face off" rival Brazilian manager José Barboza, when he called her Chasers "talentless hags" (a comment that he later insisted had been taken out of context). During the Brazil-Wales quarter-final match, she showed up to the game in an 'It Should Have Been Haiti' T-shirt and was prevented from entering the stadium, therefore missing the first ten minutes of the game. She later ended up in custody when, after Brazilian Seeker Tony Silva caught the Snitch and won the game, she attempted to curse off Barboza's face in the packed stadium and was dragged away by her own Beaters.[2]

Physical appearanceEdit

Gwenog was described as being a tall, dark-skinned witch. Due to the fact she was a beater it can be presumed that she was fairly burly or at least had a 'beater's build'. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. 

Personality and traitsEdit

Jones had said on a number of occasions that witches made better Quidditch players than wizards, and no one was likely to disagree with her. This was because "people who disagreed with [Jones] had a nasty habit of turning into woodlice." After a game she enjoyed relaxing with friends, drinking butterbeer, and listening to the Weird Sisters. Hermione Granger considered Gwenog to be "a bit full of herself" after meeting her at one of Slughorn's Slug Club meetings in 1996. It is thought that the ICWQC's ban on 'managerial trash talk' was made with her in mind.[3]

Etymology Edit

Gwenog can trace back to the Welsh name Gwen, which means "fair, blessed". This can relate to her being the captain of the only all-witch quidditch team. Being the only one can be considered as "blessed".

Jones can refer to John, which means in Hebrew "God is gracious". This can relate to her being "blessed".

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Screen shot 2011-01-19 at 11.05.10 PM

Gwenog on her Famous Wizard Card.

Notes and referencesEdit



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