Date: 18th December 2016
Event: Ludlow Town Juniors Christmas party
Video clip: Below!
This was our second visit to the ground of Ludlow FC as we had attended their end of season event in May 2016. Simon is Chairman of the Junior teams at Ludlow Town Juniors, running through every age group from creche, under 7's right through to under 15's.
Simon was looking to use the great facilities at Ludlow Town FC to host a Sunday get together of all the junior teams where he could use the bar to give teams food and chance to have a boogie at their disco, while we would look after the children outside on the astro turf.
We looked to run the event from 4pm - 8pm under the astro lights. Each team/age group would get 15/20 minutes in the 14 bubbles that we had povided as we started with the youngest and ran through to the oldest junior teams. That 15-20 minute time period worked well as any longer and I would have suggested a break and a drink for the children.
I asked Simon to push for the younger children: Creche - Under 11's, to bring their parents with them as parents help take away the fear of a "new thing" that children have, and also get to roll around their children in the bubbles which brings lots of laughs from the parents and children too! We keep the structured games to a minimum with the younger children as they have enough to take in as they stare open mouthed at the bubbles! Encouraging somersaults, rolls and bumps with younger children keeps them more than entertained. As time passed on and we went from the younger children to older, we began to bring in a few more structured games for the children to get involved in and challenge their friends to. We tend to find that from the under 12's upwards they have spent days, if not weeks planning who they want to have individual duals with and what players they want on their team for bubble football matches, as they are all too keen to tell us when they are getting in the bubbles!
So, last up for the evening were the under 15's, and below you can see a little clip of them doing a "Braveheart"!