Applications open for volunteers to help at FIFA Women’s World Cup play-off series

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Applications are open for volunteers who want to help make next February’s FIFA Women’s World Cup play-off tournament a success in Auckland and Hamilton.

The week-long tournament (February 17-23) will decide the last three teams to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament next July.

Ten teams will take part in the play-off tournament to be held in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau and Hamilton/Kirikiriroa.

Matches will be played at Albany’s North Harbour Stadium and Hamilton’s FMG Waikato Stadium.

North Harbour Stadium … venue for some of the play-off games in February. Image: FIFA/Getty Images.

Organisers: ‘We need hundreds of football-loving volunteers’

Tournament organisers say: “We need hundreds of football-loving volunteers across the week to help make this inaugural tournament a huge success.”

The volunteers will help at the stadia, training sites, hotels, Auckland Airport and transport hubs.


To be eligible, applicants will be asked to:

  • Be 18 years or older;
  • Speak at least intermediate English;
  • Be committed to contributing to the organisation of a major global event and representing the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with pride and respect.

The Football Ferns will also play three friendly games during the week, as part of the tournament.

The role of volunteers

Volunteers will have an integral part to play in the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with thousands of enthusiastic people needed to boost the workforce across Australia and New Zealand over the next 11 months.

A FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 volunteer programme is being set up, where volunteers are being called upon to join the action on a long-term basis assisting the broader volunteer programme to help take the biggest women’s sporting event ‘Beyond Greatness’.

How to apply

Hamilton’s FMG Waikato Stadium will host play-off games in February.

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