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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 of Football Germany Team)

12:00: Presentations @ the plaque (5 minute walk from All Weather Sports Pitches)
Speeches from Spirit of Football, FES, RBS, Equal Playing Field etc.
The Unveiling of The Ball 2018
St Mary’s School Choir sing the FA Anthem

Walk to grass football pitch.

12:30: Original 1863 FA Rules explained by Christian Wach (English) and Robert Pohlig (German)

12:45: Kick-off of The Ball 2018
First Half played with the Original 1863 Rules Football
Second half to modern rules

Written by on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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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.