Calling all football fans and players, sport enthusiasts, space explorers, designers, innovators and those who just love being creative, exploring and having fun!
Football is the most popular sport on the planet. But what happens when humans eventually swap Earth-living for out-of-space accommodation? With the 2025 Lunar mission making space habitation one step closer and all eyes on the Lionesses this summer, we wanted to find out just how feasible it would be to take the beautiful game to space and whether there’s a future for Lunar Football. Pretty cool, right?
As part of our exploration campaign ‘Out of this world football: Moon United’, we’re asking children between the ages of 4-13 years to help get our Moon United footballers of the future Moon-fit, suited and booted and ready, with a competition to design the first ever football kit for the Moon. Two lucky winners will have their dream designs made a reality, receiving a football kit printed with their designs for both them and their friends.
The Moon United Football Kit competition is open for entries from now until 23:59 on 15 September 2023.
The prize is truly out of this world, so what are you waiting for?
What’s our Moon United campaign about?
We’ve asked a team of scientists and engineers to predict the possibilities of Lunar Football, when it might become a reality and just what we’ll need to do to make it happen thanks to engineering and technology.
Our expert panel has revealed we could be playing football on the Moon as early as 2035, but given the Moon has one-sixth the Earth’s gravity, a surface of dusty soil and no breathable atmosphere, the game is going to look a little different – including needing a football nearly twice the size of that on Earth, a bigger goal and a hologram ref.
Join us to discover and explore how football could be played on the moon and make sure you c
heck out our new Lunar Football Rule Book. Download our fun, free football and space themed activities for kids and take a look at some of the amazing careers people have in the sport and space industries, which will help make lunar football a future reality.