There’s a new sport being played in Britain: Quidditch, the fictional ball game from the Harry Potter books.

(To play the game, opposing teams of seven have to put ‘quaffles’ into hoops while avoiding dodgeballs known as ‘bludgers’.   The flying ‘snitch’ is played by a neutral player dressed in yellow with a tennis ball in their waistband. In the absence of flying broomsticks, players have to run around with sticks or brooms between their legs.

I don’t want to pour scorn on the idea, but, flying through the sky chasing a magical ball = cool. Running around a muddy field, chasing someone with a tennis ball stuck in their knicker elastic, with a broom between your legs = not so cool.)