May 22, 2022

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Hamilton, the last leg of the Secretary-General's visit to Australia and New Zealand

Hamilton, the last leg of the Secretary-General’s visit to Australia and New Zealand

  • FIFA Secretary-General’s tour of Australia and New Zealand ends in Hamilton / Gregory

  • The delegation visited the cities hosting next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup

  • Fatma Samura: “Never had such a rich cultural background at the FIFA World Cup”

Hamilton / GrigirrovaIn New Zealand, the final leg of the journey is to meet with FIFA representatives, two key stakeholders in sports and government. FIFA Women’s World Cup Next year, Australia and New Zealand will co-host.

The visit to Hamilton, the center of the Waikato region and the fourth largest city in the country, began with a tradition at the gates of Waikato Stadium. Viro Maori, hanged Ivy Local. The Viro It is an ethical challenge known to the local tribes IvyExplains whether or not he is coming to terms with the reaction of the challenged spectator.

The FIFA delegation led by Fatma Samura once showed it Ivy It sounded, that his motives were quiet கரங்க Across the stadium, 25,111 spectators can. The கரங்க This is a call exchange between Ivy Is present and is a part of PauhiriMaori Welcome Ceremony.

When Pauhiri They sing and dance to welcome the audience. And then iwai Waikato Tainui Presented to FIFA General Secretary பௌனமுThe carved green stone is of great value and importance in Maori culture and is offered as a symbol of welcome, friendship and peace.

After the exciting PauhiriWent to see the Waikato Stadium, which is the scene of five matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup team stage.

With a story history of more than 100 years, the stadium was renovated in 2019 at a cost of $ 1.3 million, including the installation of the state-of-the-art Tesso Hybrid lawn. Using this system, high-performance man-made fibers are bonded into an English lawn binding layer planted in a subsoil that provides a reinforced natural grass playing surface. The pitch maintenance will be updated by the end of 2022 to prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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The tournament will leave a lasting legacy in the stadium, including the renovation of changing rooms to provide personalized lockers for players and the installation of sanitary infrastructure for women. These legacy training centers will also be extended, with changing rooms modernized to accommodate athletes.

Long-term standard practices are a priority for the stadium, and a number of measures have been implemented in this regard, including: all plumbing and rainwater flow controllers; Management systems to control electricity and energy consumption; Replacing halogen lamps with LED lights; Free public transportation for all public ticket events; Night watering to avoid evaporation caused by the sun.

Maori culture also plays an important role at Waikato Stadium. The Vatnova Portal, carved at a height of 15 meters, is reminiscent of ancient traditions and landmarks. Vaikato Thainui [el pueblo de Tainui]Especially since Nati Virere Habu (Tribes living on the land where Waikato Stadium was built).

Whatanoa portal symbolizes the interest, determination and commitment of ancient Maori warriors and modern day athletes. It is a link between the past and the future and welcomes Waikato Stadium, Hamilton / Gregory and Waikato.

HAMILTON, New Zealand - May 11: (L-R) Paula Southgate, Hamilton Mayor / Gregirova, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samura, Johanna Wood, President of the NZ Football World Cup, 2022 in New Zealand at the 2022 New Zealand, the FIFA Women's World Cup on May 11, 2023 at Waikato Stadium.  (Photo by Michael Bradley / FIFA Getty Images)

Delegation of FIFA Secretary-General Fatma Zamora; Jonah Wood, President of the New Zealand Football Association and a member of the FIFA Council and OFC Council; Dave Beach, Managing Director of FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia / New Zealand 2023; Rhiannon Martin, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Program Leader; And Jane Patterson, New Zealand’s Acting Director for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, toured the grounds, following which Hamilton met with Mayor Paula Southgate.

In her closing remarks on her visit to Hamilton, Fatma Samura declared: “This visit was very emotional. Ivy He gave me a warm welcome from Waikato to Hamilton, the city of rivers. Being a part of their cultural heritage and being in their memory is really a great honor BauhirI received and will be with you forever. The FIFA World Cup has never had such a rich cultural background. “