Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s Headmistress Minerva McGonagall announced today that Rolanda Hooch, known to her students as Madam Hooch, has retired. She will be replaced by Hogwarts Alumni Oliver Wood.

Wood was named Quidditch Captain of the Gryffindor House in his fourth year and lead the team to championship victory in his seventh year.  He completed his magical education at Hogwarts in 1994, and went on to be a part of Puddlemere United reserve team.

Several parents have already voiced concerns of a mid year faculty change, but Professor McGonagall stands by her decision to appoint Wood.

“I’ve known Mr. Wood for some time now, he was an excellent quidditch player, a determined captain and he will be an excellent flying instructor.”

We here at The Prophet remember when Harry Potter was selected to be a seeker for Gryffindor during his first year at Hogwarts, the youngest player to join a house team in a century. We agree with the Headmistress and think Wood will have those first years flying high in no time!

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