Homeless World Cup 2017 Oslo


OSLO 29th August 5th September

Once again the Homeless World Cup has chosen to play the tournament with Fairtrade match balls from Bala Sport. We are delighted to provide our specially developed Astro balls and once again be part of this amazing event which helps homeless people set their lives straight and get a fair go at changing their lives.  

HWC 17 Balls 8

576 players representing 72 teams from 50 competing countries will descend on Oslo for the tournament. All 468 matches (they’re very short in duration, but very fast paced with lots of goal action) will be played with Bala Sport Fairtrade Astro balls. That’s a lot of games but the 325 Astro balls will stand up to the challenge.



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Street Soccer Scotland with David Duke 2nd from right


The Bala Astro ball was developed specially for the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow 2016 in consultation with David Duke and the team at Street Soccer Scotland. The new balls for the Oslo tournament are the same high quality hand-stitched balls but look awesome in blue and silver with a red flash reflecting the colours of the Norwegian Salvation Army who are the local organisers of the event and the main sponsor Skyscanner.

HWC Official Best Pic

Action from the 2016 Homeless World Cup in Glasgow


Bala Sport will of course be at the event and bringing you photos and videos of for a flavour of the action and atmosphere.