Kicking off the Euros with a Striking Competition

May 21, 2024

Get ready to lace up your boots and dust off your vuvuzelas because the men's Euro '24 competition is about to kick off in Germany on June 14th. With 24 teams (including England and Scotland) battling it out on the pitch, you won't want to miss a single moment of the action.

We've got a whole lineup of resources and a unique competition to get you ready to cheer on your favourite team. Whether you're a die-hard football fanatic or just looking to join in on the fun, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Purple Mash

If you're a Purple Mash subscriber, dive into our championship resources, where you'll find everything from fact files on each country competing to match report templates, player profiles, and even the chance to design your own football shirt. Plus, put your coding skills to the test and create your own game in 2Code – talk about a winning goal!

Ball Design competition

Get ready to put your creativity to the test because we're about to kick off the ultimate competition – and it's not to be missed! In partnership with Alive and Kicking, we're giving pupils the chance to design their own football. That's right, your design could become a reality and be sent straight to your doorstep! It's a chance to show off your creative flair and maybe even kick start your career as a sports designer!

Teachers and pupils can find out all the details of the competition within Purple Mash. Pupils should choose one of the designs and submit it to the appropriate board - children must use no more than 3 colours, so select wisely and let their imagination run free.

Alive and Kicking is a non-profit network of impactful organisations that share the same purpose, mission and values.  Together they use the life cycle of a sports ball to grow and strengthen communities around the world. Their balls are created to have a positive social impact in the way they are manufactured, distributed and used.


They achieve this by producing a sports ball like no other creating access to jobs, play and viral heath education, in other words they Make. Play. Live.


Striver is here to take your football skills to the next level! Whether you're warming up, honing your technique, or playing full-blown games, Striver has got you covered. With comprehensive planning, personal best activities, and team-building exercises perfect for the summer term, you'll be ready to tackle any challenge that comes your way.

However you decide to join in and celebrate Euro 24, we would love you to share your work on our social channels.