FIFA Women’s World Cup
- A new CEO for the 2023 Women’s World Cup makes her debut on June 14th
- Dave Beachy previously held this position at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup
- It highlights the importance of collaboration to deliver a successful competition
FIFA today announced the appointment of Dave Beachy as the new Executive Director for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023.
Before he officially took office on June 14, FIFA.com I spoke with Dave about the appointment, his experience organizing successful major tournaments, and what fans and teams can expect at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Congratulations, and welcome to your role as Executive Director of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how excited you are to take on your new role.
It is a great honor to take this position, and I am very excited. I have two daughters who play soccer and have had this opportunity to see the important lessons and the positive impact that football can have on the development of youth, especially teenage girls. I’ve also been fortunate to be CEO of FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, Which was a huge hit and I really enjoyed it.
The U-20 World Cup has left a positive legacy of football in New Zealand and has had a lasting impact. Five years later, I could still find people talking about that tournament; How wonderful it was to see a difference in standing Brazil and Serbia in the Auckland final, s [experimentar] All the hustle, color and excitement that football brings around the world. The attention that is currently being given to women’s sports in Australia and New Zealand, and also globally, makes it a really exciting time to get involved, and I really look forward to doing my duty to help the exponential growth of women’s sports.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ will be an important milestone and an opportunity to create a lasting legacy for women’s football, in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. What does heroism mean to you in this regard?
Although soccer may not be the premier sport in Australia and New Zealand today, unlike in other parts of the world, the opportunity to bring a tournament of this size to both countries is an incredibly exciting opportunity to accelerate the sport’s growth. While both countries enjoy positive levels of participation in the lower categories, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will also be a real opportunity to help leave a lasting legacy in many other areas of football – on and off the field. General. The potential effect is incredible.
As we have seen in France, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be a great platform to create a new generation of role models. The MatildasIn particular, they are already world-class selections, and will be nominated for the title. New Zealand also has an impressive generation of women making their way into 2023, including many who were on the team that finished third at the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
As the organizer of the competition, I still look forward to joining FIFA again and help create the best platform and platform possible to showcase the incredible talent of these players, as well as help organize a global event for fans from Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
This is not the first time that you have led the FIFA competition, having served as CEO for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015. What lessons will you apply from this role, as well as from other leadership positions you have held in the sports, tourism and major events sector?
To make a successful event, it’s all a matter of alliances. Fruitful cooperation with member departments, venues and associations will be crucial to ensuring the success of the tournament.
Then I think [también] Ensuring that we create a world-class environment and experience for athletes, fans, and everyone who simply attends or watches the tournament. If we can design it in a way that delivers a world-class experience, as well as a lasting legacy, to major audiences, audiences and stakeholders, that will make the tournament a success. This will be the focus of attention, plus learn from the lessons of directing that edition of the U-20 World Cup and directing the businesses that have been established in Australia and New Zealand in the past five years as CEO of Iron Man Oceania. . This latest experience will be particularly helpful in working with the two hosts and ensuring there is a consistent experience that we can offer our players and fans.
It is a historic tournament for many reasons: the first ever jointly organized Women’s World Cup, the first edition with 32 teams, and the first time that the Women’s World Cup was organized between two federations, in addition to 9 stadiums and 10 record stadiums throughout. Australia and New Zealand. What can we expect from the fans, stadiums and the two host countries in 2023?
I think the enthusiasm and support from both countries will only heat up. I think there has never been a more convenient time to host this competition in Australia and New Zealand. The huge support and momentum for women’s sports in both countries is exceptional. I think the public will truly support her, appreciate that you will be able to see and support the world-class talent that will meet here, in our lands.
Fans can expect an extraordinary show of talented football and an exceptional stadium experience. Teams and players can look forward to the warm hospitality, hospitality and friendliness of the Australian and New Zealand cultures, as well as a professional and safe tournament organized.
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