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NUREMBERG – Header Against Racism

“Header – Learning in the stadium” For the length of this pedagogical action, Spirit of Football focuses on civic education. The Max-Morlock-Stadium lies within the area of the former Reichsparteitag (the party congress of the Nazis) and was actually used for events by the Reichsparteitag. For the project-participants of the 8th and 9th grade, this […]

NUREMBERG, Max-Morlock-Stadium – Rain On Friday the 13th

Who is in-the-know about the history of German football? Well? Who was Max Morlock? He won the … with Sepp Herberger in 19__ The weather isn’t quite as it should be Andi König, the person in charge of the initiative Lernort Stadion e.V led us over the holy octagon in the rain – this is the […]

GOCH – Where Is The Ball?

THE BALL visits its 220,000 siblings in its birthplace in Goch In the afternoon we are warmly welcomed at DERBYSTAR. DERBYSTAR is one of our partners on this Journey and supports us with the sponsoring of balls and jerseys. The members of the staff are very interested to learn what is happening to their “baby” […]

GELSENKIRCHEN – Dortmund Meets Schalke

Schalke goes to school – under the motto “Blue Carding Racism” Love Schalke – hate racism Before the major football derby of the rivals Schalke and Dortmund the following Saturday, kids from Dortmund and Schalke fans met to participate in the project “Civic Courage Derby”. FAIRPLAY was a big issue with the participants from Gelsenkirchen […]

MÖNCHENGLADBACH – Start of the Learning Centre Stadium-Tour

Learning Centre Nr. 1 – Borussia Park (formerly Stadion am Bökelberg) Today began our two-week stadium-tour of 10 different Learning Centres of the Federal Republic. For the Kids these Learning Centres represent an interesting change from the usual school programm and an exciting atmosphere for a variety of new learning experiences. In cooperation with our partner […]

NEUDIETENDORF – Stop at Juliane’s Primary School

Spirit of Football’s FairPlay-Teamer Juliane has been a full-fledged primary-school teacher for one year now. She is responsible for a third form in the primary school of Neudietendorf, just outside of Erfurt. She has thought of something very special for the Journey of the Ball: she wants to follow it along with her class and […]

ERFURT – Tour Through Thuringia’s Capital

Who says that Mondays always have to be “blue”? This Monday was certainly spectacular. The Spirit-Team cycled for a whole day through the home town of The Ball and met many laughing faces and a few politicians too. Start in the Ulrich-von-Hutten-Schule   Second stop: Johannesschule   Off to Erfurt’s South: Astrid-Lindgren-Schule   Coolly-creative: the […]

ERFURT – A Visit With the Steigerwald Fan Kids

On the occasion of the home game of the FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt against the FC Chemmitz on April 8th, The Ball rolled through the Steigerwald Stadium and followed the match together with the Steigerwald Fan Kids in the FairPlay Block N. The Steigerwald Fan Kids represent a special stadium experience for children. In Block N […]

WEIMAR – The Team-Bus from Autohaus Schinner

Weimar. Football and cars: two things that go well together. Not only the big football clubs have cooperations with automobile partners – on a regional level this can work just as well as in global sports. On Thursday, 5th of April, Mathias Schinner presented an Opel Vivaro to the team of Spirit of Football e.V., […]

ILMENAU – Ball Carrier Benny shows The Ball his Home Town

Article in the Thüringer Allgemeine

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.