Legendary German footballer Babett Peter will be a special guest at Sunday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy event in Tauranga.
Peter (35) played 118 games for her country, and has lifted 21 major trophies in a 20-year career that included stints with Lokomotive Leipzig, Turbine Potsdam, Vfl Wolfsburg and Real Madrid.
Peter, who retired from international football in 2022, lives in the United States and is visiting New Zealand ahead of the Women’s World Cup that starts on Thursday July 20.
Peter’s 21 trophy successes include a World Cup, a gold medal at the Rio Olympics, a UEFA championship, a women’s Champions League, nine German league titles, seven German cups and a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup original trophy will visit Tauranga on Sunday June 18 as part of its ‘tiki tour’ of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.
The German defender and New Zealand great Maia Jackman will attend ‘The Battle of the Kaimais’ football tournament at Fergusson Park between 11am-1pm.
Jackman will present the winners at Tauranga their trophy.
UPDATE: 9am to 1.30pm: U-14 Girls Battle of the Kaimais (16 teams entered) — THESE GAMES ARE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
10am to 11am: Junior girls activation (U-6 — U-12), free to anyone.
11am: Bay League: Otumoetai v Te Puke United.
1pm: W-League: Otumoetai v Tauranga City.