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Month: February 2008

Spirit of Football on Changemakers

A little while ago, we entered The Ball into the Changemakers Sport for a Better World competition. The site is dedicated to “building the world’s first global online open source community that competes to surface the best social solutions, and then collaborates to refine, enrich, and implement those solutions.”

Please check out our entry and let us know what you think. Voting by the Changemakers community starts today so we’re keeping our fingers crossed…

[Update] Unfortunately, we didn’t make the short-list of finalists, but we wish all those who did the best of luck and hope that it provides a welcome boost to their projects.

Extreme football

A friend posted me this video which I think is a lot of fun even though, in the end, it’s trying to sell you a computer game. It’s at the other end of the scale to our films which use only real locations and no effects. I assume this one uses mostly special effects on top of the parkour-style acrobatics, but it looks great:


The Ball 2018 left England on 25th March 2018 and travelled to the World Cup in Russia.

The Ball 2014 kicked off from England on 9th Jan 2014 and headed to the World Cup in 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.