The Ball 2014

Archive for December, 2013

Spirit of Football Germany in Bremen

December 29th, 2013 by

Spirit of Football Germany in Bremen… the Spirit of German – African partnership

Special Olympics and The Ball 2014

December 26th, 2013 by

Spirit of Football is going to partner with Special Olympics for The Ball 2014’s journey from London to Brazil. Have a look at our very special partnership en route in 2010 from London to South Africa…

Spirit of Football and Special Olympics

A short introduction to the joint efforts of Spirit of Football and Special Olympics during the journey of The Ball 2010. Contribute to our crowd-funding cam…

What would football be without music?

December 25th, 2013 by

A short film showing the process of making a Surdo style drum out of an old Metal oil drum in Kilombo Tenonde, Bahia, Brazil. What would football be without music?

Drum making at Kilombo Tenonde

A short film showing the process of making a Surdo style drum out of an old Metal oil drum. This project took place at Kilombo Tenonde in Bahia, Brazil, dece…

Get your copy of NMA’s “Beautiful Game”

December 21st, 2013 by

The British cult band New Model Army are supporting The Ball’s 2014 journey from London to Brazil with the song “Beautiful Game”. You can be the first to get a hold of this song by donating $5 to the cause here:

SOF & New Model Army “Beautiful Game”

New Model Army on why they recorded “Beautiful Game” in support of Spirit of Football and The Ball 2014. Contribute to the crowd-funding campaign on IndieGoG…

Support The Ball on Indiegogo

December 21st, 2013 by

The British cult band New Model Army are supporting The Ball’s 2014 journey from London to Brazil with the song “Beautiful Game”. You can support The Ball 2014 and be the first to get this song by donating $5 to the cause here:

Education is the most powerful weapon

December 20th, 2013 by

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela.

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Honoring Nelson Mandela. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

(AP Photo/David Brauchli via http://bit.ly/1bKY1Yn)

Please be generous and help The Ball

December 16th, 2013 by

Please be generous and help The Ball get to the 2014 World Cup. In return for a smally donation you will be one of the first to get a copy of the New Model Army song “Beautiful Game” which was recorded to help Spirit of Football and its social partners…

Spirit of Football and Arts2Hearts

December 7th, 2013 by

Spirit of Football is partnering with the artists Joel and Antonio from Arts 2 Hearts, Uganda. The project is about eye-level German – African exchange. Arts 2 Hearts produced this film to show German young people a glimpse of life in Kampala, Uganda. SoF is readying their response.

Arts2Hearts – One Ball

Wie sieht der Alltag in Uganda aus? Welche Vorstellungen von Deutschland haben Kinder dort? Wie spielen sie Fußball und wer ist eigentlich dieser Herr Messi? Mitten drin: der COMENGA FairPlay-Fußball – als Träger einer ganz besonderen Botschaft, die die Künstlergruppe “Arts2Hearts” aus Uganda mit na…

The Ball flying high over West Africa in 2010

December 7th, 2013 by

The Ball flying high over West Africa in 2010 – somewhere between the Ivory Coast and Ghana.

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Preparados para a nossa viagem?

Thanks for these words Sheffield F.C.

December 6th, 2013 by

Thanks for these words Sheffield F.C.

Sheffield FC – The Worlds First Football Club

Dear Nelson Mandela,

all of us at Sheffield FC are deeply saddened by the sounds of this morning and not being able to see you again. Your life was filled with purpose and hope and dreams, for yourself, for your nation and for the entire world. You have become an inspiration and a role model for what appeared to be impossible at the time.

You have changed life and the way people treat it, you taught us forgiveness and humanity crossing the burdens of hate and revenge.

It was one of the greatest moments in our club history, when were given your appreciation and the Nelson Mandela Sports & Solidarity Award for sending football boots to South Africa, which we also achieved through your support.

May your legacy be remembered forever and your soul set free to shine on us and future generations to come. Thank you, for all you have given and done, we will never forget you!

Sincerely Yours,

Sheffield FC – The World’s First Football Club

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.