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Kicking off from the park

One of the most important moments for The Ball is the one where it leaves Battersea Park. Kicking it off on its journey is a point of no return. So who was to take the kick? Christian and Phil were unable to decide.

Christian and Phil squabble over who should kick offChristian and Phil squabble over who should kick off

Andrew, wisely, had other ideas. As Christian and Phil squabbled, he took action.

Andrew breaks up the squabbleAndrew breaks up the squabble…
Andrew about to take the kick…and prepares to take the kick

And so, fittingly, it was Andrew — who will do the entire journey this time round — who kicked The Ball 2010 off on its epic journey to South Africa.

Kickoff 2010Kickoff 2010

Many thanks to Dominic Search for the photographs.

Written by on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

2 comments on this post

  1. A bit late, but have uploaded a few pics from the day on flickr

    Well done everyone, and hope to be fit to play next time.

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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.