This month Wyndham will be on the global stage as we proudly host the training base for Morocco’s national women’s football team during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.
Matches will be played across Australia and New Zealand, with 32 nations competing for the title in the largest women’s sporting event on the planet.
Wyndham will be on the global stage as we proudly host the training base for Morocco’s national women’s football team during the largest women’s sporting event on the planet – the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023!
Get to know the team
This will be Morocco’s first FIFA Women’s World Cup!
Nicknamed the Atlas Lionesses, the team won hearts with their skills and talent in the CAF Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, 2022.
Like our own community, the team hail from around the world with players born in Morocco, France, Spain, UK and elsewhere.
Following the success of the Moroccan men’s team in making the semi final of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 – all eyes will be on the Atlas Lionesses!
Football Fever Celebration
On Saturday 22 July Wyndham City hosted a free Football Fever Celebration.
Wyndham Park was buzzing with interactive football activities, roving entertainment, free face painting, music, food trucks and more.
Visitors had the opportunity to meet players from Western United FC, take part in free and come-and-try sessions with Wyndham’s local football clubs and take home a free Football Fever Kids Activity Passport.
Participating clubs included Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club, Point Cook Soccer Club, Truganina Lions Soccer Club, Truganina Hornets Soccer Club, Williams Landing Soccer Club and Wyndham United FC along with Football Victoria.
Football Fever Kids Activity Passport
Join in the football fun with your very own Football Fever Kids Activity Passport!
Download and print your passport with cool puzzles, colouring-in activities, facts and more.
Tune in to the World Cup
Tune in to the World Cup
Grab dinner and catch all the action from the FIFA Women’s World Cup at The Park Werribee! They’ll be screening matches during hotel opening hours, Wednesday – Sunday, including the Matildas vs Sweden match on Saturday 19 August and the final between England and Spain on Sunday 20 August. Bookings recommended.
Bridge Hotel Werribee will be broadcasting the Matildas vs Sweden match on Saturday 19 August and the final between England and Spain on Sunday 20 August. Bookings recommended.
Teddy Picker in Werribee will also be broadcasting Matildas vs Sweden on Saturday 19 August. Bookings recommended.
In Australia, Channel 7 will be broadcasting select matches and Optus Sport will be broadcasting all matches. Additional single match passes were also released in early June (subject to availability).
Have a Go
Feeling inspired? Whether you’ve never played football before or you’re looking to get back into the game, there are a range of ways for girls and women to get involved here in Wyndham.
Cheer on our Women of the West!
Did you know we have our very own Liberty A-League women’s football team here in the west? In their inaugural season, Western United FC made it all the way to the Grand Final! Find out more about the team at www.wufc.com.au.
World Cup Legacy for Galvin Park
Morocco’s selection of Galvin Park is testament to the quality of the grounds, a premier football facility located in the heart of Wyndham City that is part of the Galvin Park Sporting Reserve.
In addition to the selection as a training base, FIFA invested just over $145,000 to install international standard LED lighting on the main pitch as part of the FIFA Training Site Infrastructure Grant, building on the recent Wyndham City $3.8 million redevelopment of the pavilion that was completed in 2021, leaving a lasting legacy for the community.