Everything about a small team from London, barely starting their dream!Name: London Inquisitors
Established: Season 25COLOURS:
Blue (Azure) and WhiteMASCOT:
Season 25: Won Sapling Series 1 by default, promoted to Iron League 4.
Season 26: 8th place in Iron League 4.
Season 27: 4th place in Iron League 4, promoted to Steel Division 1 because of deletions.
Season 28: 8th place in Steel Division 1.
Season 29: 2nd place in Steel Division 1, promoted to Bronze League 1.
Season 30: 11th place in Bronze League 1.
Season 31: 12th place in Bronze League 1.
Season 32: 11th place in Bronze League 1.
Season 33: 2nd place in Bronze League 1, promoted to Silver League.
Season 34: 5th place in Silver League.
Season 35: 3rd place in Silver League, promoted to Gold League.
Season 36: 6th place in Gold League
Season 37: 3rd place in Gold League, promoted to Honour League.
Season 38: 14th place in Honour League.
- joined training sessions and frequent sparings open for fans got Inquisitors really close with the team from Newcastle. Rivals:
1. Chester Bennington
- Since they first met in Iron League, Inquisitors take Bennington very seriously. They were rivals in their fight for promotion into Steel and when they met once again in Bronze, their matches were always tense and the stakes - once again high. Fans were always expecting more from their team when both teams are facing each other, which eventually led to a very interesting rivalry.
TOP 3 TRANSFERS IN:
1. April Webb (Free Agent) - 80 000 G
2. Juliette Beddoe (Free Agent) - 68 446 G
3. Drake Lowe (Free Agent) - 29 846 G
TOP 3 TRANSFERS OUT:
1. Darian Shaw (Dundee Mifflins) - 25 000 G + Arleen Ford (~25 000 G)
2. Minerva Watson (Wells Wild) - 18 0001
3. Livia McGregor (Queensbury Heroes) - 15 000 G
From "London Quidditch", a sport supplement to a small local newspaper:LONDON INQUISITORS TAKE THEIR FIRST STEP
Although there are many teams from London, not many of them are competing in the highest of leagues. But with new teams on the rise, some of them are looking into the future with hope. We had a chance to grab a cup of coffee and have a small talk with coach of one of these rookie teams, London Inquisitors - Luke "Orick" Rodak. A former Polish Quiddtich player, famous mostly for his performances in the German Quidditch League. Invited by a group of local Quidditch enthusiasts, he agreed to lead a new team into glory. Let's see what he has to say about his team and it's future:So, Luke, we're off to a season 26. A big day for your club, marking your debut in seventh division. Are you nervous?Yes, of course we are, I mean – who was not, when it came to that? But it's not the „paralyzing” kind of fear. We're focused and prepared, I truly believe that we have a fine year ahead.What are your goals for this season?Well, we cannot expect much, after all the competition in quidditch is very tense from the day one even in the lower divisions. We are also newcomers, we don't expect to create a storm and revolution. For this season we simply and humbly want to avoid relegation. Mid – table finish would be our dream.How so? Weren't you preparing for last months? I've seen you playing a lot of friendly matches.Yes, of course we were preparing, we were training hard and meeting with variety of teams from higher divisions. But when you look at our future rivals rosters you can see some young, talented players eager to win and not letting anyone take this away from them. We will put up a fight, but being a new team I believe we should not expect too much. All I require from my players is a solid fight and dedication, but we have to have respect for our rivals.Yes, when comparing your roster and other teams one could see a potential gap. But on the other hand – you've really changed your team, when you look at where you started. How come?You know, it's one thing to gather a group of ten players eager to play quidditch, but another to take it to the competitive level. Yes, current squad really differs from the one that I've met when I took over the club. It was a natural course of things – some of the players were doing great in matches and trainings and were able to stay in London Inquisitors, some even in the main seven. But others had to leave us, unfortunately. I wish them all the best.Was it hard to complete a team?Like I've said - it was really difficult to say "Goodbye" to some of the players that I've met when the team was founded. But the thrill of signing a new, young player, eager to play for us was mesmerizing. Kimball Ahmad, former player of Mansfield Wolves said to me on his first training: "you know, coach, I was not sure if it was good move to leave my team. But I believe we can achieve something big". I literally had tears in my eyes when I heard this. Falkner Kerr, our Captain is doing great job. Although she came from much better team, Glasgow Gargoyles, she never let other players think, that she believes she is better. Truly she holds the team together and is a great and inspiring leader.If you had to name a "Star" of your team, who would it be?I think it would be unfair of me to focus on one player. After all we're a team and although some of these players already have a history and some nice matches behind them, even those less experienced can show something great. Everyone of them can be a next big star, next Joshua Games or Gewn Glyn, given the right time. I see a great future for our chaser, Minerva Watson - only 19 years old, she really shows potential and I guess that after this year, some bigger clubs may ask for her. And to think we've acquired her from Edinburgh Locos almost for free! But in the end, I believe that our squad is really solid and saying that one of them is better than the others, would be wrong.Every player in your starting seven comes from another country. Doesn't it cause some problems?Oh don't be silly, we're living in a magic world, we're not muggles for Merlin's sake. We're using some spells and magic rings to make communication easier. It's not that big of a deal.Well then, I wish all the best for you and the team! Who knows, maybe we will next year and discuss a great season for your team?I hope so and I am looking forward to that. Best wishes to all of your readers!