The Ball in Cambodia

We are in Cambodia – hooray. After overstaying his visa by two days, Joaquin entered into a game of cat and mouse with a Vietnamese border official. Joaquin’s “fine” was negotiated down after our team opened our empty wallets to… [Read More]

Travel, travel and more travel

20 hours overnight train to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and 6 hours by bus to Cambodia Rather than taking a 2-hour flight, we decided to reduce our carbon footprint and take the 20 hour overnight sleeper train from Da… [Read More]

The Ball in Hội An

After a very intense beginning to The Ball’s journey, we set-off to Hội An, in search of some rest and recuperation. In actual fact, a day-off on the road with The Ball is never a day-off. Nevertheless, the team was… [Read More]

Football for All in Hue!

Football for All Vietnam and Spirit of Football are both members of the Common Goal football for good network. Many months ago George Springborg (Head of Community & Programmes at Common Goal), Heng and Phan Thị Thu Hương, Head of… [Read More]

The Ball of Peace Connects Generations

At the former border between North and South Vietnam, on the Ben Hai river, we visited a monument to the brutal 81 day war of 1972. Many thousands of young soldiers perished there and it became a pivotal battle in… [Read More]

The Ball #RadiateEnergy! in Hue

In a small and cosy accommodation (EcoLodge Hue), 8kms away from the beautiful city of Hue and in the middle of Vietnam’s splendid green nature, our team and The Ball took a short break for 2 days after a hectic… [Read More]

Feedback, pledges and statements from Hanoi

The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Vietnam: Vietnam is one of the most affected countries by climate change. At the same time, Vietnam has become a big emitter of greenhouse gases, too. Bringing the Ball to this country that is crazy… [Read More]

The Ball in Hanoi

3-day Sustainability Workshop in Hanoi: 9.3. to 11.3.2023 We are still overwhelmed from our kick-off 3-day workshop from March 9 to 11 in Hanoi with students from the Academy for Journalism and Communication (AJC). The workshop addressed the topics of… [Read More]

The Ball goes to Vietnam

The Ball hits the road again… On March 5th 2023 Vietnam became the first stop of the second part of our journey to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. Spirit of Football’s team of four… [Read More]

The Ball hits the road again…

On March 9, 2023 The Ball kicked off its first event on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ in Hanoi, Vietnam. Read here about the background of our One Ball, One World for… [Read More]

Doppelpass: The Ball meets world champions

The US-American Spirit Ambassadors (the Stenger family and “The Ball”) met the (still) reigning world champions in the USA: The United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) around world stars like Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgen. With their signatures on… [Read More]