The key objective of the U20 Women’s World Cup to be held in November is to inspire women, and to highlight issues that affect women in Papua New Guinea.
These were the comments made by Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup CEO, Seamus Marten, at the 3rd National Sports Conference in Port Moresby last week.
At the presentation, held at the National Sports Conference in Port Moresby, the Chief Executive Officer for LOC highlighted the progress of preparations so far for the tournament, and shared with the conference a glimpse of what is to expect during the international event in Papua New Guinea.
LOC CEO, Seamus Marten, reiterated that this was an opportunity to showcase the country, and to show PNGs ability to host such an event.
Recently, at the launch of the Winner’s Trophy two weeks ago, Minister for Sports, Justin Tkatchenko, also expressed satisfaction and immense pride at Port Moresby and the country for hosting the world cup.
Other stakeholders including the PNG Sports Foundation; the National Capital District Commission and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture are all part and parcel of this event, with Minister Tobias Kulang also pushing his office to do as much as they could for the event.
Part of Marten’s presentation, also echoed the sentiments conveyed by FIFAs Head of Women’s Competition, Tatjana Haenni.
With the crowd capacity across all four FIFA competition venues at a maximum of 37,000 people, the Local Organising is hopeful to fill all four stadia during the competition in November.