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Schools are amongst Bala Sport’s biggest customers, both primary and secondary. The Bala Sport football, rugby and futsal balls are all highly suited for schools as they’re all very durable balls, hand stitched for toughness. The Bala Play footballs come in 3 sizes and are particularly suitable for primary schools. The Bala Team footballs and rugby balls come in sizes 4 and 5 and our training futsal ball comes in sizes 3 and 4. We have balls for play on grass, on artificial grass and indoors (futsal). Ordering through Bala Sport is easy. Once you’ve browsed our Shop section on the website, drop an email to: stating which products, size, colour and quantity and we will send an invoice and accept payment by cheque or bank transfer. Remember to state the addresses for delivery and for invoice (if different), contact name, phone number and email address.
“There are so many big sports balls companies but Bala Sport gives an extra 10% benefit to the workers in the factories and this is something we want to promote as a school”. Dominic Tollan, PE Teacher, Gleniffer High School.
Bala Sport is currently developing Fairtrade volley balls developed in consultation with the Scottish Volleyball Association and will in fact be the Official Schools Volleyball of the Scottish Volleyball Association. Fairtrade netballs are also in development. We’re very proud that we even have two Scottish schools so far as members of our co-operative; Gleniffer High in Paisley and Greenwood Academy in Irvine.
We are developing some resources for primary school teachers around Fairtrade sports balls and would welcome your input and suggestions. We are currently testing these resources, please check them out here and let us know your thoughts or drop Angus an email. The Fairtrade Foundation Schools Team has produced a great video about Fairtrade football production. It shows Bala Sport’s hand-stitched Fairtrade Team and Pro balls being made at our factories in Sialkot, Pakistan. You can watch it on our home page and download it from the Foundation’s Vimeo channel to use in class. The Fairtrade Foundation Schools Team also have a very useful powerpoint presentation designed to accompany the video. Download it here.
Here’s a fun clip of the Gleniffer High School Dizzy Goals Challenge from Fairtrade Fortnight back in 2016.