The Ball and American Consul meet Women’s Street Soccer Program

By Sarah Van Vooren, Atoot Co-Founder, Equal Playing Field Ambassador and part of our Spirit of Football Family Continuing our work around Melbourne with George, we visited The Big Issue Street Soccer women’s programme, which supports disadvantaged and marginalized women,… [Read More]

North Melbourne Street Soccer Program workshop

After the prison workshop, we headed to George’s Big Issue Street Soccer Programme at the North Melbourne Community Center. This programme in particular focuses on reintegration of former prisoners into society and works with diverse nationalities who have migrated and… [Read More]

The Matildas go Waltzing on in the round of 16

‘Waltzing Matilda’ is a famous Australian folk song. The song originally to do with a sheep shearers strike in the 1890s is all about fighting for social justice. Waltzing is from the German term  ‘auf der walz’ , which means… [Read More]

The Ball 2023 on the finish line: Australia

After 12 months, The Ball has reached its last country on this year’s journey: Australia. Australia is country number 21 on this journey. Full with activities, The Ball’s journey culminates with a visit to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final… [Read More]

The Ball meets Mayor of Wellington Tory Whanau

July 25 The Ball and its team of carriers arrive at 113 The Terrace, downtown Wellington, to meet Tory Whanau, the famous young mayor of New Zealand’s capital city Wellington. She has been in the news recently, and not for… [Read More]