REVIEW: One World ‘Unpoppable’ Futbol – The One World Play Project

The One World Futbol project started in 2006 and was created for children living in harsh conditions where standard footballs didn’t last long and the unpoppable futbol was developed. In 2010 the One World Futbol Project was launched with a mission to bring the transformative power of play to youth living in disadvantaged communities worldwide. In 2014 they celebrated the delivery of the 1 millionth ball and a year later the project was re-named The One World Play Project.

The One World Futbol feels just like a standard football when kicked and the weight feels the same, although it does make a slightly different noise when kicked. You do not have to pump it up as the ball arrives inflated, but it is not actually ‘inflated’ which is why it is ‘unpoppable’ It has proven to be very durable and is great for using in all weathers outside, as well as indoors. We have been using this for a few weeks now and it shows no signs of wear (just a little dirt!). Standard footballs can last a long time if treated properly, but you can also kick a new football in to a hedge and it will have a hole in when you retrieve it; the One World Futbol has been kicked in to hedges several times over the past few weeks and has come out unscathed. These would made great training balls for both youth and adult football teams as their durability will save money in the long run. We have been very impressed with the performance of this ball and so far it has shown its strength when kicked around for hours by a group of 8 year olds! The One World Futbol is made from a cross-linked closed cell foam and comes in either green or blue, you can either buy a single ball, or in bulk (from their website) and they are available in size 4 and size 5.

One World Futbol™ is available from Amazon

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