The Ball 2014

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The Ball 2010

February 24th, 2013 by

The Ball 2010: Freestyle football genius Dan Magness broke the world record for continuously juggling a football. He did it in London of all places!

The Ball Day 3 – Dan Magness’ World Record Attempt with The

Before today there was a world record for juggling a football continuously. After today that record was shattered. The Ball went along for the ride that took…

“Can I look at The Ball?” – of course you can. The …

February 23rd, 2013 by

“Can I look at The Ball?” – of course you can. The Ball 2010, the most signed ball of all time, makes an appearance at the Rot-Weiß Erfurt Kids Camp in Zella-Mehlis:

Congratulations to our partner Aris F.C. who won …

February 17th, 2013 by

Congratulations to our partner Aris F.C. who won an important match in their relegation battle at home to Panathanaikos today.

22η Αγ. ΑΡΗΣ – ΠΑΝΑΘΗΝΑΙΚΟΣ 1-0

Τα πλήρη στιγμιότυπα του αγώνα και πολλά άλλα videos με αποκλειστικές δηλώσεις των πρωταγωνιστών μόνο στο www.novasports.gr/webtv

Alive and Kicking, makers of The Ball 2010, are …

February 15th, 2013 by

Alive and Kicking, makers of The Ball 2010, are using all-terrain wheelchairs to help disabled staff get to work in Accra, Ghana.

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A number of A&K Ghana’s disabled staff use wheelchairs to travel between the bus stop on Spintex Road and our factory. The wheelchairs are tied up in the evening at the junction ready for use the next morning.

Spirit of Football will be leading a workshop with …

February 15th, 2013 by

Spirit of Football will be leading a workshop with freestyle football and presenting The Brazil Ball at the SESC school São José dos Campos tomorrow. Anyone want to sign The Ball?

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É amanhã! Vamos estar no Sesc São José dos Campos com apresentação de workshops e freestyle. Ah! Vai ter também uma partidinha de futebol para descontrair!
Se você quer assinar a The Ball, compareça amanhã no Sesc a partir das 15hs! Bora?! =D

Our friends at Jogabo have just released a new …

February 13th, 2013 by

Our friends at Jogabo have just released a new video, showing how easy they make it to organise a good old fashioned kick about…

Jogabo: the future of soccer is now

Jogabo wants to inspire and empower the world to play soccer. This is how they see the future of the beautiful game Music : “I Will Change” by Allure Buy link…

The Barca Spirit Ball, signed by the F.C. …

February 12th, 2013 by

The Barca Spirit Ball, signed by the F.C. Barcelona first team, arrives in Brazil:

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A The Ball assinada pelo Barcelona chegou!! \o/
Olha só a assinatura do Daniel Alves ai! :)

On January 9th 2014, Spirit of Football CIC will …

February 6th, 2013 by

On January 9th 2014, Spirit of Football CIC will kick-off football’s Olympic Torch (The Ball 2014). Aris F.C. fans plan to take part in the kickoff by bringing the blessings of the Greek Gods from Mount Olympus to London with them – in the form of The “Spirit of Aris” Ball, a replica of The Ball 2014.

Aris FC and Spirit of Football

February 6th, 2013 by

On January 9th 2014, Spirit of Football CIC will kick-off football’s Olympic Torch (The Ball 2014) on its fourth journey from the home of football in London to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Aris F.C. fans plan to take part in the kickoff by bringing the blessings of the Greek Gods from Mount Olympus to London with them – in the form of The “Spirit of Aris” Ball, a replica of The Ball 2014.

Aris FC players join the chorus of “One Ball One World” in Greek and Spanish.

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Spirit of Football visited Thessaloniki in October 2012 and led an EU workshop at the 3rd Model Experimental Primary School of Evosmos. During this visit, Andrew Aris, a director of Spirit of Football whose family name just happens to be Aris, found out about the spirit of football at Aris F.C. first hand:

“We turned up unannounced at the Aris Sports Cafe and before we knew it, we were being given a tour of the stadium by Communications Manager Nikos Stakias, kicking a ball on the hallowed pitch, and being introduced to officials and fans. It was a fantastic welcome into the Aris F.C. family and very representative of the spirit of football that we felt during our entire stay in Thessaloniki.”

Meeting at the Aris stadiumSpirit of Football meet Nikos Stakias of Aris FC

The Spirit of Aris Ball was officially unveiled on Saturday 3 February 2013 with a press conference at Aris F.C. It has already been signed by Aris F.C. first team players, prominent members of Aris F.C. fan groups as well as children from the 3rd Model Experimental Primary School of Evosmos. It is planned that many thousands of Aris F.C. fans all over Greece will have signed the Spirit of Aris Ball by the start of 2014, which is a significant year for both Spirit of Football and Aris F.C. It is not only the 150th anniversary of the first official game of football to F.A. Rules (The Ball 2014 kicks off to Brazil on that very day) but is also the 100th anniversary of the founding of Aris F.C.

Press conference at Aris FCSpirit of Football and Aris FC present the “Spirit of Aris”

Both organisations love football and agree that it is about more than results, transfers, television, marketing and money – football truly is the world’s game and a way to connect people. Those who love this game share a common spirit that crosses borders and transcends cultures. Accordingly, Spirit of Football would like to invite Aris F.C. fans (and indeed all Greek football fans) to sign The Spirit of Aris Ball and follow The Ball 2014 en route from London to Brazil and to share in the spirit of football.

The Aris F.C. Spirit Ball is making its way around …

February 6th, 2013 by

The Aris F.C. Spirit Ball is making its way around Thessaloniki gathering signatures from the Aris F.C. community. Some of the first to sign were first team players:

“Τhe ARIS Spirit Ball” στον δρόμο για την Βραζιλία.

H ΠΑΕ ΑΡΗΣ και η διεθνής -μη κερδοσκοπική- οργάνωση Spirit of Football επισημοποίησαν την συνεργασία τους με κοινό στόχο την διάδοση του πνεύματος και των αξ…

The Ball 2014 left England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Ball 2010 left England on 24th Jan 2010 headed to the Opening Ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Ball 2006 travelled from London to the Opening Ceremony in Munich, Germany.

The Ball 2002 was carried 7000 miles across Europe and Asia to the World Cup finals in Korea & Japan.