The Ball 2018 kicked off from Battersea Park in London, where the first official game of football was played, and is travelling across Europe to the World Cup in Russia. The journey is showing how football can help displaced people find a new home and build new communities.
Andrew has football running through his veins. He played for New Zealand, the University of Notre Dame in the US and Rot–Weiss Erfurt in Germany. In 2002, he attended the the first FIFA World Cup in Asia. In 2005, he interned with the German World Cup Organising Committee, graduated with a Master of Public Policy from the Erfurt School of Public Policy and founded Spirit of Football e.V.