The Ball 2022-2023 has kicked off!
The Ball 2022-2023 was officially launched at Battersea Park, London on 10th July 2022. For the first time ever, The Ball will be travelling to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand and NOT to the Men’s World Cup. Football’s equivalent to the Olympic Torch was kicked off from its “Mount Olympus” – Battersea Park in London – where the first official game of FA Rules football was played on 9th January 1864.
- 48 Partners
- 22 Events
- 539,295 kg/year CO2e savings pledged
More than 50 partner organisations and individuals from more than 30 countries will be joining us on this special journey to take action on three of the Sustainable Development Goals set out in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly: Climate Action, Gender Equality and Fair Play.
Ella Williams sings for The Ball
“When I first learned about the Spirit of Football, I loved their message and their tactic of harnessing the crazy energy of football fans to target global issues. Still Running was my attempt to combine soccer and climate action into the theme song for their upcoming trip around the world.”
— Ella Williams
Spirit of Football and Pledgeball at COP26
For 20 years The Ball has raised awareness of global issues. Now is The Ball’s moment to take climate action. What quantity of emissions can the people that it encounters collectively pledge to save? We invite you to kick, head and sign The Ball – and then make a pledge yourself.
The Ball is going on its first ever journey to a Women’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand. Anyone and everyone is invited to sign it. Sign The Ball, make your Climate Pledge here and challenge others to do it too!