Here’s another update as The Ball continues its 18,300km journey from London to Auckland, using football to mobilise climate action and gender equality.
It is the football equivalent of the Olympic torch and will arrive in New Zealand ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Project manager Andrew Aris has been keeping Friends of Football readers updated with The Ball’s journey as it crosses the planet.
The project has stimulated awareness with events in the UK, Germany, Turkey, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, France, Indonesia, Fiji and New Zealand.
Here’s a November 2022 summary of where The Ball has been since Andrew Aris’ last update:
Follow our journey
The Ball has its own website and you can follow our journey for the next year through its pages.
READ MORE: Click here to read our previous stories about The Ball project >>>>
Andrew Aris is a former New Zealand U-20 international who is based in Germany. He is the founder and president of Spirit of Football, an education and advocacy not-for-profit organisation that has taken balls around the planet to five World Cups.
How to contact
If you want to be involved when The Ball arrives in New Zealand, you can contact Andrew Aris by email here >>>>
Follow The Ball on twitter @the_ball.