People often ask if we have a spare ball in case we lose the one we are carrying. No, we reply, there is only One Ball and only One World, and we have to look after both.
The Ball – football’s equivalent to the Olympic Torch – has been kicked by Spirit of Football to 5 FIFA World Cups, visited 50+ countries and inspired more than 50,000 people.
Our goal is to tackle the most pertinent challenges facing societies and the planet using the unifying power of football in education and advocacy. For the first time, we are travelling to the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
On the way to New Zealand and Australia Spirit of Football is
Delivering creative and team-oriented sustainability workshops.
Connecting people who are passionate about football and the planet.
Taking action to tackle climate change and gender inequality across the world.
Encouraging more actions to protect the beautiful game and the earth-ball we live on.
The Gender Equality Ball is going on its first ever journey to a Women’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand. It aims to advance equal opportunity and respect for girls and women. Sign The Gender Equality Ball, make your Climate Pledge here and challenge others to do it too!
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!
Gothia Cup and Spirit of Football share the same mission of bringing the world together through football by emphasising the role football in general and youth football in particular, can play in social change and development, for a more sustainable world.
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