Old Balls, has come about through first hand experience of playing and coaching sport around the world.
On our travels, we have found that there are simply not enough resources in some cultures. Compared to an abundance, in other more familiar cultures.
From refugee camps, to schools, to many sports clubs in and around the world children are not able to experience the simple joy derived from playing with a ball. Compare this to other cultures, where thousands of balls are bought every year, and often people have more than one ball to play with.
There is one common theme across the world though. No matter where you are, when balls break, or become worn, old and unwanted. What happens to them? That’s right, they are simply thrown away or left to rot at the bottom of your garden! Doesn’t it make more sense to rescue such “Old balls” and give them a new life, and in doing so raise money to buy New balls for those who don’t have any balls to play with. We think so!
Old, broken, unwanted balls, from schools, clubs and individuals – THAT’S WHERE YOU CAN GET INVOLVED. Get in touch button, to host an old ball presentation, and start rescuing those balls.
We Upcycle the “Old Balls”, by using the leather to make a range of products for resale; these unique and bespoke products are available here, online in our shop and various local and international shops and events.
If the memories of playing with a ball motivate you to want others to have such experiences. Then, we would love to hear from you, and discuss how you can help us make even more of a difference. In the mean time, take a look at our website and tell all your friends about us.