There’s a terrific new sport that’s growing by leaps and bounds around the globe, rolling and bouncing its way into the hearts of people worldwide. It’s none other than bubble football, a radically different take on what is arguably the world’s favorite sport. Read on to learn more about this crazy activity, and why you and your friends ought to give it a try.
Football with a Bouncy Twist
Simply put, the sport is a cross between the sport that Pele called “the beautiful game” and zorbing, an activity where people are rolled downhill inside giant inflatable balls. In bubble football, players are decked out in balls similar to those used for zorbing with one vital difference: their feet are free so that they can run around an indoor or outdoor field.
The objective of the game is simple: two teams of 7 people in full bubble gear need to maneuver past the defense to kick a football into their opponents’ goal. Of course, the rest of the rules are much less complicated than those for actual football. You’ll be too busy laughing at people who have rolled upside down to care about players who are offside!
Sports Without the Risk
Because the bubble protects players from the worst of the impact during falls and collisions, bubble football is a way to play sports without the risk of serious physical injury. In fact, people are encouraged to bump into each other during the game so that they can fully enjoy themselves. This may take some getting used to at first, but you will find that it’s wonderful to run around without fearing that you may take a nasty tumble – you may even come to look forward to rolling around in your bubble!
Great Fun for the Whole Gang
Another good thing about bubble football is that it’s a great equalizer. People who don’t habitually play sports will find themselves emboldened by the protective bubble, while those who are football veterans will have to adjust to the unique challenges presented by running around in a large plastic ball. You’ll all be able to laugh at one another’s antics as you play. This makes bubble football for the UK a lot of fun the whole gang, whether it’s part of an office teambuilding activity, a family outing or a weekend with friends.