What is the Age Limit for Bubble Football?
The Basics of Bubble Football
Bubble football is played on a 5 or 7 a side football pitch or astro turf with two teams of five players each. The players wear large inflatable bubbles that cover their upper body, allowing them to bump into each other without getting hurt. The game is played with a modified version of the rules of soccer, with the main difference being that players can use their bubbles to tackle each other. This makes for an exciting and unpredictable game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
When it comes to safety, there are some important considerations to keep in mind when playing bubble football. The most important factor is the age limit for participants; This will of course depend on the size of the zorb suit.
A little insider secret is that the zorb suits come in various different sizes. Here is a break down of the age limits according to zorb suit sizes:
A smaller suit that allows for younger kids but not all providers will have this size
This is the standard size suit and can fit kids as well as adults due to the adjustable straps
A bigger suit to fit some in the stature of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Very rare and most times unnecessary
Additionally, pay close attention to the proper inflation and secure fastening of the bubbles to guarantee a safe and enjoyable experience.
Age Limits Vary by Organization
While most organisations recommend an age limit of 16 years old or above for bubble football, this may vary depending on the organisation running the event.
As we see in the table above, not all providers will have the 1.3m Diameter zorb suits so won’t be able to accommodate children between the ages of 6 and 9.
Additionally, some organisations may have different age limits depending on their own safety policies or local laws and regulations. It’s always best to check with your local bubble football provider before signing up for an event to make sure you meet their age requirements.
The Final Whistle
The age limit for bubble football varies depending on the size of the zorb suits, the organisation running the event and their own safety policies. Additionally, it’s important to choose an accredited and responsible provider who uses the correct sized zorb suits. With these considerations in mind, bubble football can be enjoyed by people of ages 6 and upwards of 60