Sports shelter will make sure fans are home and dry

September 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Kelsey Galliah is looking forward to dry and happy supporters when he plays for local Sunday League team Red Cap FC after setting the ball rolling on the idea of an inflatable sports shelter.

Kelsey heard complaints from supporters about getting wet on rainy match days.

“That’s when I thought of the shelter”, he said, “and I thought there might be something in it, so I got on to the patent experts.”

The shelter is 15 feet wide, 7 feet high and 8 feet deep, and is currently at prototype stage. Kelsey is waiting for patent confirmation in the UK, and hopes to have secured a patent across Europe by the end of the year. Complete with transparent sides, ventilation and space for seating, the shelter can be inflated and then left until it needs to be packed away. It even has velcro strips ready for attaching advertisements.

Kelsey hopes to improve the design further by attaching a rechargeable power pack for inflation and deflation of the shelter. He said “The whole idea is that the shelter is portable and easy to use. It’s a basic and simple idea, but I think it will be effective.”

Inventor-Net of Sheffield has helped Kelsey Galliah get off on the right foot. Created and supported by Atkinson & Company, in partnership with Fixed Fee IP, Inventor-Net has a panel comprised of those with practical, working business expertise, many of which have set up their own businesses and got through the invention process. This first hand knowledge is invaluable to those who have just started the process themselves, like Kelsey. Inventor-Net Confidential has arranged the following dates in Sheffield, for those who have an idea or just want to know more:
Wednesday 15 August; Wednesday 12 September; Wednesday 17 October; Wednesday 14 November; Wednesday 12 December.

Ralph Atkinson, director of Atkinson & Company, said: “We deliver a service which guides inventors like Kelsey in the right direction for launching a new idea. We aim to make sure that more and more of our region’s great ideas reach commercial fruition, and we feel that our experienced Inventor-Net team can provide just that.

“The Inventor-Net model has been so successful we are looking at expanding it to other areas across the UK.”

Anyone with an idea who needs free advice on inventions, patents and trademarks, should call Eileen Ellis on 0870 850 0043 to arrange their free, totally confidential consultation with the experts at Inventor-Net. For further information, visit and

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Ref: FFIP026 – Inflatable Sports Shelter