The ultimate prize in women’s football headed to Ballarat last week for the third and final Victorian leg of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023TM Trophy Tour.
Beginning with a celebration at Federation Square last Wednesday, the trophy was then presented in Phillip Island before heading to Ballarat as the countdown to kick-off continues.
Local juniors flocked to see Tazuni, the official mascot of the tournament, while exhibition matches, social activity and addresses from local leaders highlighted the day.
Karen Pearce, Executive Manager Equity, Growth and Inclusion stated the tournament is expected to have a generational impact.
“This puts the eyes and the focus on our game. We’re expecting a whole lot of new people to come to football because they will have been inspired and enthused from what these amazing women do on the pitch,” she said.
FV acknowledges Visit Victoria for attending the events. Since commencing in February, the Trophy Tour has now visited all 32 competing nations.
See the Full Photo Album
Six FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023TM games will be played in Melbourne, get your tickets via the link below.