"The ball doesn't fly or anything. I just wanted to see what it felt like."
-- Alasdair Maddock to The Daily Prophet (DP1)
The Prophet reported that Maddock, a Chaser for the Montrose Magpies quidditch team, had been spotted practising headers with a Muggle football in Dorset. He had previously been suspended from the team for employing techniques from the Muggle game of basketball during a game against the Caerphilly Catapults (DP1).
Although the date printed on the first Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP1) is 31 July 1998, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.
From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet
Harry Potter Wiki: Montrose Magpies