bubble football

How To Play Bubble Football

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So you may have heard of bubble football, but you don’t really know what it entails. What makes it ‘bubble’ football, and how do you play it?

If you’re not sure, you’re in the right place.

This guide will let you know everything you need to know about this new and exciting sport, from what you’ll need to the rules of the game itself.

Read on to find out more.

Equipment needed

Before you come for a game of football, you’ll need to make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothing.

This means clothing you can move freely in, so t-shirts and shorts or jogging bottoms will be perfect.

Also, a pair of comfortable shoes is a must. Trainers are advised – sandals, high heels or similar shoes won’t be helpful on the pitch.

For the game itself, the gaming equipment will be provided for you. This includes an inflatable pitch, which is very similar to bouncy castles in how it feels under your feet.

You’ll also be given a Zorb ball. These balls are inflated and then put on over your upper body, leaving your legs free so you can run about the pitch.

Finally, naturally you’ll be given a football to play with.

Who’s in charge?

There will be professionals from the company you hired on hand. They’ll ensure all the equipment is ready to use before you arrive.

They’ll also run you through a quick safety talk before you start playing, to make sure everyone knows how to use the equipment properly.

Once play starts, they’ll act as referees and bring players on and off as needed.

How to play

If you’ve ever played five a side football before, bubble football plays in a very similar way.

Teams of five will gather on the pitch and attempt to get the ball into their goal.

Unlike normal football though, you won’t be playing on a firm surface.

The pitch will bounce under your feet, so if you’ve got the ball you’ll need to be light on your feet to get it to the goal!

Things to remember

Unlike normal football, you aren’t able to tackle by sliding at an opponent’s legs. Instead, you’ll be able to bounce off them in order to try and throw them off balance.

This is usually a good tactic in bubble football, but remember when you bounce, you’re at risk at falling over too!

Have fun!

Finally, the most important thing you need to know is that you should just have fun. Bubble football is designed for people of any age or ability to enjoy, so don’t worry about doing your best on the pitch.

All you need to do is find a group of friends, show up and just have fun!

Want to try it for yourself? Call us at Zorbing Hire UK. We’re the UK’s best trusted Zorbing hire company, and we have a whole range of activities on offer.

Check us out, as it’s guaranteed that we offer something that you’d like to try.