The Ball: Football’s Olympic Torch

The Ball 2014

The Ball is a symbol of tradition, fair play and respect and a celebration of football’s capacity to bring people together all over the world.

New Model Army’s “Beautiful Game”

New Model ArmyNew Model Army dedicated the song in this video to The Ball and are donating all profits from it to our project. Buy your copy and support The Ball!

Buy at Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA).
Buy at iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).

The Ball 2018 Kick Off

Come join us on 25th March 2018 at the all-weather pitches in Battersea Park, London to kick off The Ball 2018 on its way to the World Cup in Russia.

 

10am – 10:10 Welcome talk: SOF fair play rules to school children
10:15 – 11:45 Five-a-side mixed children’s games, fair play rules
11:45 – 12.00 wind-down Give children certificates etc
12:00 – 12:30 Speeches, VIP, photos, press etc
12:45 onwards Kick off

A Social Ball with a Mission

The Ball 2014 was made by prisoners in a rehabilitation project called Pintando a Liberdade in São Paulo, Brazil. Watch the video to see the impact this had on the lives of those involved.

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Working with Football Clubs

Many clubs are helping us fight for equality, education and tolerance in Germany, Brazil and around the world.

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Our Education Programme

The Ball relays positive social messages at schools and NGOs through storytelling, video, slideshows and physical activity.

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