Fairtrade Footballs

Bala footballs are well made, by workers who get a fair deal. Our range of 4 ball types are also great looking balls, designed in Scotland, and of course they’re made to Fairtrade Standards.

Three of them are also made to the same standards that FIFA use. The really good thing is though that when workers are paid to make a Fairtrade Bala ball they benefit from the extra 10% Fairtrade Premium we pay, and they decide democratically on what social development schemes to spend it on – so it’s  win-win for all.

Our Pro ball is made to the same standards as FIFA Approved and our Astro and Team balls are made and tested to the same standards as FIFA Inspected balls. Take a look at this short video to see the rigorous testing our Pro balls are subjected to.


It’s important that you inflate your Bala ball correctly using a moistened needle.

We recommend you inflate to:

Bala Play: 0.6 – 0.9 BAR

Bala Team: 0.6 – O8 BAR

Bala Astro:  0.6 – 0.8 BAR

Bala Pro: 0.8 – 1.0 BAR

NB: The text around the valve on the Blue Bala Play balls should state that inflation should be 0.6-0.9 BAR (not PSI).

Not sure how to pump up a ball? Take a quick look at this video below.

Shipping Note. For any orders over 13kg in weight or quantity of balls exceeding 25 units please contact us for shipping rates at: