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The End of the Journey is Only the Beginning of the Next Journey

The Ball 2018 kicked off on the 25th of March in the place where the first game of FA Rules football was played – in Battersea Park in London. In the following 14 weeks it visited 20 countries and more than 7,500 people signed their names on it – together they celebrated The Ball’s unique […]

TRUCHTLACHING – Beautiful Sound From LaBrassBanda

#new folkmusik #alpenjazztechno #Bavarian Gypsy, brass, funk #brassmusik #rocknroll #magnifique Saturday, 21st April 2018 We meet LaBrassBanda, a very special balkan-brass band from Übersee on Lake Chiemsee with passion, energy and a great penchant for football. After a cosy bavarian evening, a spontaneous football quiz and a jersey exchange, we start the day with breakfast […]

STUTTGART – Finale of the Tour of the Learning Centres

Our 10-day tour through the different Learning Centres of the German football league is coming to an end. We are guests of the VfB Stuttgart in the Mercedes Benz Arena and are organizing a workshop for the 4th form of the Neckarschule in Aldingen in cooperation with our partner, the VFB Learning Centre. The primary […]

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 […]

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.