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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

Brown

Eye colour

Brown

Skin colour

Dark

Affiliation
Occupation
Quidditch team

Holyhead Harpies

Loyalty
Ron Weasley: " Gwenog Jones?” said Ron, his eyes widening under his own goggles. “The Gwenog Jones? Captain of the Holyhead Harpies? "
Hermione Granger: " That's right,” said Hermione. “Personally, I thought she was a bit full of herself [...] "
Ron and Hermione discussing Gwenog in 1996[src]

Gwenog Jones (b. 1968) started her education at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1979, it's unknown what house she was sorted into. After Gwenog graduated from Hogwarts she became a professional Quidditch player and later achieved fame as the captain and Beater of the Welsh all-female Quidditch team, the Holyhead Harpies.

Biography

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.

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Horace Slughorn's picture of Gwenog on his self of favourites

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 appearance

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

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

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 scenes

Appearances

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Gwenog on her Famous Wizard Card.

Notes and references


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