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FIFA U-20 World Cup trophy hits Wellington

FIFA U-20 World Cup trophy hits Wellington and the lower North Island




Polished to perfection, the FIFA U-20 World Cup trophy is about to set off on a tour around New Zealand, host country of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.

The glittering trophy - once held aloft by footballing superstars like Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi - will start a nationwide tour at the top of New Zealand’s North Island, before making its way down the country.

The trophy tour hits the lower North Island on Friday, 16 May, when it arrives at Palmerston North Boy’s High School (9am-11:30am), before moving down the coast to Kapiti Coast United Football Club at Weka Park in Paraparaumu (3pm-4:30pm).

The trophy will finish the day with an appearance at the Wellington ASB Sports Centre from 6:30pm-8pm.

On Saturday, 17 May the trophy will be on show at Alex Moore Park from 9:30am-12:30pm, coinciding with the opening of the new artificial turf and upgrade. A range of fun football activities will be on offer at the venue to get everyone in the World Cup spirit.

Fans will be able to meet the trophy at the David Farrington Park in Miramar from 2pm-3:15pm before the final stop of the day at Newtown Park (4pm-5:30pm).

After a trip around the South Island, the trophy comes north again with a trip to Petone Memorial Park (9am-11am) before moving onto Maidstone Park in Upper Hutt (12:30pm-1:30pm).

The afternoon sees the trophy in Wairarapa, visiting Queen Elizabeth II Park from 3pm-5pm before heading back up the East Coast.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will enjoy the opportunity to have her photo taken with the famous world cup. “Anyone can come down to their local park and see the famed trophy first-hand.”

“The Festival of Football will be played out in our very own Civic Square 26 May-1 June 2014 and will be the perfect kick off to the 1 year countdown giving public the chance to watch or take part in this beautiful game.”

The trophy tour, kicking off on 5 May, will stop at 50-plus locations on the North and South Islands, before finishing up with a festival of football in Wellington marking exactly one year until the official start of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015.

Wellington Regional Stadium hosts 9 matches as part of the tournament.

For more on the tournament, visit www.fifa.com/nz2015


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