Time for a whole new ball game! Makers of the official match ball of the 2017 Homeless World Cup, this BALA Play ball is made to FIFA training ball standard.
Most hand stitched footballs are made in the town of Sialkot in Pakistan. Wages are sometimes so low that that children have to work alongside their parents in order to make ends meet. Bala Sport set out to address this by creating the first fairtrade accredited football. As well as good wages and fair working conditions there is free transport to work, an eye clinic and a water treatment plant which provides safe water for the whole community. The children of the workers can now go to school, have a proper childhood and perhaps even play a little football.