Meadow Lane erupted with cheers of support on Tuesday 1st March – but the fans weren’t egging on Notts County’s players.

Ten sporting businessmen had taken centre stage at the Notts County vs Dagenham and Redbridge match in a comical game of bubble football.

The players, made up of Football In The Community charity partners battled it out in a gruelling eight minute match all in the name of entertainment and encouraging local people to take part in sport.

Lewis Quayle, from NVB enterprise solutions who took part in the event said: “That was brilliant – I’d definitely do it again. It was really different and the crowd clearly enjoyed it too – I heard them cheering and laughing from inside the bubble.”

Final scores at the bubble football match saw the red team triumph 3-2 over the blue team

Notts County FC Football in the Community’s events and partnerships executive Neil Kelly said: “The bubble football has been a real success and we were thrilled when Adrenalin Jungle said they would organise the entertainment and provide the facilities free of charge, it’s very generous of them.

“Adrenalin Jungle’s alternative half time entertainment was great fun and we’d like to thank all of our charity partners who took part.”

Adrenalin Jungle owner Don Logan said: “The bubble football game was absolutely hilarious and we were so pleased to be invited to showcase one of our popular activities at such a great venue, and to so many football fans. The crowd were even cheering ‘keep them on’, which was fantastic to hear.

“Bubble football is a full contact game – you place the bubble over your head and upper body, leaving just your legs free, and before long you’re bouncing into each other and even rolling down the pitch! It’s great fun to play and watch and we’d definitely encourage groups to get in touch to book a session at our Sherwood Forest site.

“We’ve built a brilliant relationship with Notts County FC’s Football in the Community and we’d like to thank everyone at the charity for inviting us to Meadow Lane.”