Bubble Soccer. Or, Bubble Football seems more accurate, as I am from England! Either way, I guess the name gives a huge clue about what this activity involves. Giant inflatable bubbles, being worn by two teams of people during a very interesting game of soccer/football!
I had seen a few hilarious videos on YouTube of people participating in this ‘sport’, which had only encouraged me to experience it for myself
Following my determination to try it out one day, I came across Bubble Sportz. I was in luck! I had high expectations as I arrived at the Eastern Indoor Sports Centre in Ferntree Gully, near Melbourne, on a Saturday afternoon in March 2015. I had managed to get a group of 12 friends together, who didn’t need much convincing to join me; they knew it’d be an incredibly fun experience just as much as I did.
And, I can confirm quite confidently, that my expectations were met and very much exceeded. It was just so much fun, so enjoyable. We had such a laugh! Being surrounded by a huge inflatable bubble allowed everyone to simply run into each other, and knock people over as if it was a contest. I think I spent most of the time upside down inside the bubble, doing various flips and turns – quite frankly it would easily beat any fast, high and exciting roller coaster!
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I have many photos of people simply flying in the bubbles, running into each other – just having a great time.
My friends are all in their early 20’s and enjoyed it as much as young children would or a group of friends in their 30’s or 40’s. It really is an experience to be embraced by many ages; for birthday parties, or work events.
It is an experience I will remember with fondness for a long time, and would highly recommend it to anyone. And the great thing is, you needn’t worry about transport difficulties if you’re based in central Melbourne, as the team at Bubble Sportz can come straight to you!
I will certainly take any other opportunities to play Bubble Soccer in the future. You don’t even need to have an interest in soccer itself – the fun is in wearing the bubble and just running around, bumping into your friends and just simply having an incredibly fun time!
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