Quick Start Guide
The proposed theme of the 2018 journey is “empathy”. The Ball will explore this through the experience of displaced people; the journeys that they have needed to make and the challenges they face once they have found refuge. We will highlight the extraordinary work that is being done using football to help these people find a new home and build new communities.
Collaboration with project partners will ensure that The Ball 2018 leaves a lasting legacy and extends the impact of the World Cup beyond the borders of the host country, Russia. Spirit of Football’s award winning curriculum “One Ball, One World” will be deployed in schools and communities en route. The Ball will visit up to 6 partner projects, each for one week, and collaborate on fair play football, music, art, dance and theatre activities.