Melbourne Youngies Bubble Soccer

Bubble soccer……..an event like no other……!
In a time when everyone is glued to their iPhones and iPads, what better way to change the game of soccer and make it safer, than to wrap everyone in a big plastic bubble?!

Last week we had a GREAT turn out at the Eastern Indoor Sports Centre to play a familiar sport that had a big twist. The game was simple…” jump in a bubble and play soccer”, they said, “it will be a piece of cake”. No one could have imagined how taxing the ramming and running would be on our bodies. After 5 minutes on the court the teams were wrecked!
For safety reasons it was best to have boys versus boys and girls versus girls….. or so they thought.

The older girls stepped onto the field first and showed everyone how to ram, push and shove like they meant it. Next up were the older boys who took the ramming to a completely new level. There were flips, bouncing and of course a lot of hard hits.
As the night progressed the hits got harder and the fun continued; everyone got involved in some way as a group played one of the most aggressive games of dodge ball I have ever been involved in. One of the players was nicknamed ‘the dragon’ as he was such a fierce competitor.

Back at the bubbles, the shorter members of youngies were turned into human bowling balls. They were crouched inside the bubbles and rolled towards a group of ‘bubble pins’ in an attempt to knock them over. This made for some amusing viewing.

All in all, it was a fantastic night. It is always great when both Melbourne teams get together, support each other and have fun.
The best thing to come out of the night was the testimony of the young people that shone through, so much so that the staff members couldn’t help but ask who we are and how we were all connected. How great is that?!

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”15524″ caption=”Soccer was on, when people were not being bowled over.” alt=”Soccer was on, when people were not being bowled over.” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] [image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”15526″ caption=”Playing a game of 5-pin bowling.” alt=”Playing a game of 5-pin bowling.” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] [image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”15522″ caption=”Watching the others in the bubbles while recovering!” alt=”Watching the others in the bubbles while recovering!” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] [image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”15523″ caption=”Getting stuck upside down is annoying!” alt=”Getting stuck upside down is annoying!” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”] [image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”15525″ caption=”Dodge-ball was an option too, for those getting dizzy.” alt=”Dodge-ball was an option too, for those getting dizzy.” size=”MaximumPage” autoHeight=”true”]

 

 

 

 

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