Who wants to be centre stage at the women’s World Cup opening ceremony?

Organisers are looking for “cast members” to be part of their spectacular opening ceremony when the FIFA Women’s World Cup gets underway at Auckland’s Eden Park on Thursday July 20.

The ceremony, which will be broadcast globally, will take place before co-hosts New Zealand play Norway in the opening match at the tournament.

FIFA are seeking applications from volunteers who want to be part of the ceremony, participating as cast members.

Main photo: Be part of the fun at Auckland’s Eden Park on July 20.

In its call for applicants, FIFA says: “A cast member celebrates with a friendly smile and has a desire to be a part of something bigger.

“If you have what it takes to be a Ceremony Volunteer cast member and are keen to be a part of the world’s biggest women’s sporting event, then take your shot and sign up today.

“We’re looking for cast members regardless of their gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or (dis)ability. And the best part is that no prior performance experience is needed!”

Time to practise the Unity Beat

Throughout the World Cup tournament, fans will be invited to take part in the Unity Beat, a special chant created especially to pump up the atmosphere at games.

Here’s how it sounds …

Organisers are encouraging fans to share their Unity Beat performances ahead of the tournament.

“Get your club together and replicate the Unity Beat, upload your video to your social channels and tag it #FIFAWWC #BeyondGreatness #UnityBeat,” they say.

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