Still room for 250 more ‘cast members’ at Women’s World Cup opening ceremony

Organisers say they still need 250 more “cast members” to be part of the spectacular opening ceremony for the FIFA Women’s World Cup at Auckland’s Eden Park — but you need to be quick to get involved.

The ceremony, which will be broadcast globally, will take place before co-hosts New Zealand play Norway in the opening match at the tournament on Thursday July 20.

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

Main photo: Join Tazuni, the official tournament mascot, 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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