News and information – Wellington celebrates a year until the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

A keen soccer player and supporter himself, Wellington Mayor Andy Foster is buzzing with excitement as the city marks one year until the Women’s World Cup comes to the capital.

“The Women’s World Cup will be the biggest sporting event ever held in Wellington, bridging cultures and bringing together people from all over the world who will come to support their team.

“Wellington’s streets will come alive with the kind of colour, noise and fun that only a major 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 will be something special.”

Todd Barberel, GM Marketing & Communications at WellingtonNZ, talks about enormity and scale Women’s World Cup in football it 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 are delighted to be joined by sportspeople across the codes to celebrate one milestone year.”

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