After four months on its global tour, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Original Trophy is finally in Australia, stopping off at Jamison Park in Penrith on Saturday morning.
From 9am to 12pm this Saturday, June 10, local football supporters can a catch a glimpse of what all 32 teams will be playing for this July and August.
Fans will be able to take a selfie and get up close and personal with the biggest prize in women’s football when it’s on display right here in our backyard.
The official Trophy Tour kicked off in February in Melbourne, before making its first global stop in Tokyo. It has since travelled thousands of miles across oceans and continents, spreading enthusiasm and anticipation for the world’s largest women’s sporting event.
The Trophy is visiting all 32 qualified nations, making it the largest FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour to date. The Trophy will now stay in the two host countries – Australia and New Zealand – until the World Champions are crowned on Sunday, August 20.
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour has created a sense of unity throughout its journey, showcasing the power of sport in bringing people together,” FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura said.
“Women and girls have been inspired by the arrival of the Trophy in their home cities, and now finally, it is going to arrive in New Zealand and Australia. The host nations will do a fantastic job in continuing to spread the Trophy Tour’s theme of #GoingBeyond and celebrating the participation of women and girls in our beautiful game.”
The Trophy will visit every capital city in Australia as well as New Zealand, while it will also make several regional visits throughout the host country tour, ensuring communities outside of major metropolitan centres also have an opportunity to be inspired and excited by the Trophy and tournament.
FIFA Legends and other special guests will appear at various Trophy Tour stops, as part of the Trophy’s campaign #GoingBeyond, with a mission to inspire, coach and spotlight future female football talent of all levels and backgrounds.
As the Trophy has travelled the globe, more women and girls continue to participate in Skills Drills, a football skills social media challenge being led by Female Football Freestyle World Champion Lisa Lewis, in collaboration with FIFA.
Don’t miss the FIFA Women’s World Cup Original Trophy when it arrives in Jamison Park this Saturday morning from 9am.
For more information on the upcoming Trophy Tour and its various stops, visit FIFA.com/trophytour.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for a decade.