The FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy is headed to Australia as the next stop on its global tour.
Between 12.00pm and 1.30pm at First Fleet Park next to Circular Quay Wharf, the trophy will be on display with fans provided the opportunity to take photos with the biggest prize in women’s football.
“I am so pleased we are able to bring the Women’s World Cup Trophy to Australia ahead of what is going to be the biggest Women’s World Cup in history,” said FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer, Sarai Bareman.
“The Matildas are among 24 countries that will compete in France this summer and I know from following the team over the last few years that there is a real buzz around women’s football in the country thanks to their performances and the continued growth of the domestic W-League.
“I can’t wait to see fans at the event on what is sure to be a very special day for women’s football in Australia.”
Since the tour was launched in February 2019, the handcrafted trophy has visited fellow World Cup nations France, Jamaica, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, United States, Korea Republic, Japan, and China.
What a way to finish with these two legends lofting the trophy. How often did we hear Miyama to Sawa = Goal? Will the current 🇯🇵captain Saki Kumagai get her hands on the trophy this summer? Not long to wait to find out. #daretoshine #legendsassemble pic.twitter.com/ooqfrT1ysF
— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) March 24, 2019
A superb day in Shanghai for the latest leg of the Trophy Tour was summed up wonderfully by the academy youngsters who were asked to write a World Cup message. One of the hearts translated as: “One Day I want to play in the World Cup, and one day I want to be a star. #DareToShine pic.twitter.com/56zUuhp6S0
— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) March 27, 2019
The fan event fan event will feature current, former, and future Matildas, as well as FIFA legend and former Socceroos legend Mark Schwarzer.
FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ Trophy Tour – Australia
Date: Sunday, 31 March 2019
Location: First Fleet Park, Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm