Dwarf mammoths can be trained to play football and watching dwarf mammoth football is a popular pastime. The mammoths are trained to kick, carry or throw a football towards their own goal, where their trainer stands encouraging them. If they are successful in scoring a goal, they are rewarded with fruit. Each village has its own dwarf mammoth team and much pride (and bets) rests on which wins the mammoth league. Unfortunately this leads to a certain amount of cheating by supporters throwing fruit onto the pitch to confuse the rival team.