- "We enjoyed a spirited game of Kwidditch last Saturday night, though poor Gunhilda was not up to playing Catcher, and we had to use Radulf the blacksmith instead. The team from Ilkley played well though was no match for us, for we had been practising hard all month and scored forty-two times."
- —Goodwin Kneen to his Norwegian cousin Olaf in a twelfth century letter.[src]
In the 12th century, a team from Ilkley played a "Kwidditch" match against Goodwin Kneen's team. This match was recorded in a letter from the latter to his cousin Olaf, currently on the Norwegian Ministry of Magic archives.