Latest news from Bala Sport




History in the making at the Homeless World Cup!

The title of this post might sound a bit dramatic, but that’s what we’ve done with the Homeless World Cup 2016 – made a bit of Fairtrade history! The event was the first ever international football tournament to be...

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Epic Ball Tricks with Bala Balls

We love to hear and see what people get up to with our Fairtrade Bala balls. We really like this video of 10 year old Jesse Wilsdon from Kendal in Cumbria and his awesome freestyle bin trick shots. The film-maker...

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Bring on the Fairtrade Summer of Sport

At Bala Sport we’ve been excited about the Homeless World Cup for months. Why? Well apart from being an awesome event which brings attention to the plight of homeless people throughout the world, because it represents a historic moment...

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Vlog from Pakistan

At the end of October 2015 Bala Sport went to Sialkot, Pakistan to visit the two factories and their stitching centres where all Bala balls are made. Here’s a short video blog from Joint MD, Angus Coull....

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Bala Sport Fairtrade Balls Glennifer High School Team Balls

Gleniffer High becomes first UK school to invest in a Fairtrade sports balls business

We’ve always known that Bala Fairtrade sports balls would be of interest to schools wanting to make an ethical choice, but we didn’t expect them to want to invest in our business. We were therefor very excited to receive...

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Bala Sport Fairtrade Balls United Glasgow FC Partnership

Refugee footy team and Bala Sport team-up

The players of United Glasgow FC – the Refugee Team know all about what’s fair and what’s not. We’re delighted to have signed-up as Official Match Ball Sponsor for the club. The men’s and women’s teams will be training...

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Bala Sport Fairtrade Balls FC United vs Benfica

Bala Fairtrade match balls used in FC United v Benfica game

In a move which speaks volumes about the supporter-owned football club’s co-operative values and ethos, FC United of Manchester is using Fairtrade footballs from a community co-op as it officially opens its new Broadhurst Park ground in Moston with...

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Fairtrade At Tenby AFC Soccer School by Sharron Hardwick

Local youngsters took part in the popular Tenby AFC Soccer School during the Easter break, but this time things were a little different, as Sharron Hardwick, Fair Trade In Football Campaign Founder, was invited to visit. Organised by Angie...

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The Bala Sport Community Share Offer Launch at Hampden

In a bid to make a bigger impact on Fairtrade sports ball production Bala Sport is hoping to raise up to £150,000 to promote production at Fairtrade certified factories in Pakistan. Based in Glasgow, the community benefit sociiety was...

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Bala Sport Fairtrade Fortnight Neil Bibby MSP

Have you got the balls to play Fair this Fairtrade Fortnight?

This year Fairtrade Fortnight is all about celebrating the power of everyday choices and telling the other side of the story – the producer’s stories. The Fairtrade Foundation is focusing on three commodities: cocoa, tea and sugar. This is...

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