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DOVER – Jam On The Road

We are looking forward to the next stage in our journey and the 4-star hotel we booked in Eupen, Belgium. But the Easter weekend is ahead and we hadn’t counted on this! Near London we miss our exit twice and the traffic jams become endless. The mood plummets. Everyone is hungry. Finally a stop! A […]

STONEHENGE – Today you’ll be stepping back 5000 years

WELCOME TO STONEHENGE 20 Min for £20 5 Teamers plus camera crew are on their way 5000 years back in time. It’s raining cats and dogs – what else should we have expected in the south of England? Hundreds of people in colourful cagouls crowd in front of the mythical stones with their umbrellas – […]

BATH – The Junior Players of FC Bath

The weather was very British. But all the same we had fun! Alistair’s (Christian Wach’s son) team welcomed us with open arms. The sun came out in the changing rooms when The Ball gave a small presentation of its past exploits. Then we went outside and played fair play football in the rain. Of course […]

LIVERPOOL – The Liverpool FC Foundation

In the afternoon we held a workshop with the Liverpool Foundation and some of their junior players. Through this project we were able to deepen and extend contact and partnership for ensuing projects. First Jersey Exchange The first of 15 Germany shirts was exchanged for a Liverpool shirt. Feature on Liverpool FC TV

LIVERPOOL – You never walk alone (at Anfield)

Imagine. Anfield Road. Anfield Stadium. An inconspicuous side entrance, behind it security, politely asking us to enter. We are waiting for our visitors permits, 10 of them. All of us are super excited, really looking forward to finally enter the stadium of this cult English club. Especially Andrew Aris, El Presidente de Spirit of Football. […]

LIVERPOOL – Jürgen Klopp signs The Ball

Jürgen Klopp has been our FAIRPLAY Ambassador since 2015. With his signature on the Fairplay-Ball, as well as with his video message, he has supported a whole series of fair-play projects, in which more than 5,000 school students from Germany (mainly Thuringia) and Jordan have taken part. These educational projects, consisting of elements of global […]

LONDON – Start of the Fifth Ball Journey

Four years after the last Ball Journey, the moment for the Kick-off 2018 had come on March 25th! Spirit of Football has started its fifth journey, which will take The Ball through 15 countries to the World Cup in Russia. The official opening began with a fair-play football game, during which children and adults from […]

Finally Rolling! News from The Ball’s Perspective

Immediately after the first signature, I was put in a box again and stashed away for three months on a shelf in the Spirit of Football office in Erfurt. And though it was a very special signature – Frank Walter Steinmeier’s, who happens to be the President of Germany – I was nonetheless rather disappointed, […]

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. 10:00: Meet @ All Weather Sports Pitches @ Battersea Park (see map below) 10:15 to 11:45: Fair-play Football Session (Brought to you by the Spirit […]

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.