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Phil at the Kick-Off 2010

West Africa fast approaching

Hello from the UK,

I’m Phil one of the coordinators of this epic journey and you find me busy supporting the road crew from my home in Brighton as Andrew and Christian race with The Ball through Europe. My excitement is building fast… laced with some apprehension and a heavy heart (I leave behind my dear wife and two year old boy) as I prepare all manner of travel paraphernalia, from football pump to guitar, in readiness to leave.

I’m joining Andrew and The Ball through West Africa in a week’s time and, in the meantime, am doing my best to resemble a pin cushion as I receive vaccinations from all directions. Shades of voodoo… a blessing from ancestral western spirits perhaps? The Ball will need all the help it can muster… from jujus to doctors, I’ll consider them all.

Here’s our facebook page… so jump into the game and leave your skills here in whatever form you fancy… well wishing, bad wishing, your football stories, people and places we might visit on the journey and more… and more besides.

Tomorrow The Ball takes a boat ride across the Mediterranean Sea to Africa and Morocco.

Me, I’m packing my bags…  bound for glory. Ready or not, West Africa, here I come.

This ball is your ball.

Phil x

Written by on Sunday, February 14th, 2010

2 comments on this post

  1. nice one Phil, can’t wait to catch up in Dakar with Richard… please don’t forget an extra super long lasting battery for our Acer Aspire one… and memory cards for the camera… ferry to Ceuta tomorrow and then into Morocco… see you soon

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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.