Donate your old footballs to Africa – watch this plea by football legend John Barnes

The World Cup is fast approaching and chances are your children will be eager to get in on the footballing action. If you are thinking about splashing out on a new ball as yours have seen better days then hold tight, as there is a much better way to bag yourself a shiny new football and help others in the process.

Hyundai has teamed up with SOS Africa and footballing legend John Barnes to help bring new life to your unloved balls. During May and early June a team will be polishing up and bestowing some much needed TLC on all balls bought to their dealerships. They will then send these along with thousands of brand new balls together with 50 sets of school football kits to South Africa. These will then be collected by SOS Africa and distributed among 50 townships schools, 5 in each of the areas surrounding the key stadia.

And if that wasn’t enough, as a thank you for your support, Hyundai will replace your ball with a brand new one so your budding footballers can spend the summer practicing in style.

In the following video John Barnes shows you what you need to do as well as how it will benefit children in poorer countries.

To see the townships and kids that will benefit from Football Scrappage visit