Wellington Mayor Andy Foster, himself a passionate football player and supporter, is fizzing with excitement as the city marks one year till the FIFA Women’s World Cup comes to the capital.
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the largest sporting event ever hosted in Wellington, where it will bridge cultures and connect people from around the world as they get out to support their team.
“Wellington’s streets will come alive with the sort of colour, noise and fun that only a big football tournament can create. I know local businesses – especially those in the hospitality, retail and accommodation sectors – can’t wait for the event to arrive.
“It’s good for women’s sport, good for football and good for Wellington. It’s going to be something special.”
Todd Barberel, GM Marketing & Communications at WellingtonNZ, says the enormity and scale of the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be like nothing Aotearoa has seen before.
“Wellington is proud to host the teams and fans, and we can’t wait to show them the best of Wellington passion and manaakitanga.
“Hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Wellington is an opportunity to shine a light on all women’s sports and the next generation of talent,” says Barberel. “We’re so delighted that sports players across codes are joining us to celebrate the one year to go milestone.”