Ed's having a ball as bubble football hits Shropshire

Here's a new way to play football – inside a giant inflatable bubble.

Ed's having a ball as bubble football hits Shropshire

One businessman says he is having a ball with the only bubble football business in the county. Ed Ryder, 32, from Castlefields, Shrewsbury, set up West Midlands Bubble Football four months ago.

And there's no bursting his bubble as he's inundated with requests to take his 12 spheres to corporate team building events, hen and stag dos as well as schools across Shropshire.

Ed took his inflatables to Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival where they attracted a lot of attention from revellers who could not wait to have a go.

He said: "It all started when a friend of mine posted a YouTube video of bubble football on my Facebook and at the time I was looking to start up a business and I thought it looked fun and could be a good opportunity. I researched it and found that no one else in Shropshire does it. And now I've started I've realised how popular it is for corporate, team building and hen and stag events.

"It's a bit of a change from normal football. The headline game is playing football five-a-side but it's actually good to play without the ball and do various activities. It's a unique experience. People really like the idea of being engulfed in this great big ball. It's something people want to try out."

Ed used to work at Welti, now the Shrewsbury Club in Sundorne, before he moved to Surrey.

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