Bubble football is played all over the world.
A meteoric rise for a game that was only invented 9 years ago!
In 2011, two crazy Norwegians, one called Henrik and the other called Johan. Initially, it was created to illustrate how soft the modern game of football has become on their TV Show “Golden Goal” (hence wrapping players up in a bubble).
The game was a hit in Norway but wasn’t widely received outside of the country. Not until 2014 that is. When a guy called Lee Moseley self-financed the game taking it to the UK, USA and New Zealand. In just 3 years of its existence, it was becoming one of the most popular games on the planet!
In 2015, Bubble Soccer was featured on the American TV show Shark Tank. John Anthony Radosta, from the National Association of Bubble Soccer (based in the US), appeared on the show. Unfortunately for John, he left with no investment but the coverage Bubble Football got gave it even more exposure and generated even more press.
The game is getting bigger and better too. With advancements in the design of the suits making them stronger, safer and more aerodynamic the game continues to grow. It even has governing bodies now! The BBA in USA and UKBFA in the UK.
So, there you have it. The beautiful game of bubble football and its unknown origins (previously unknown – now you’re in the know).
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