General Manager - Women's World Cup Legacy and Inclusion, New Zealand Football
After 20 years of volunteering in the football community in various roles in Hawes Bay, Paula started her role as General Manager Women's World Cup Legacy and Inclusion in July 2021.
Paula and her team are responsible for the multitude of hosting agreements NZF has as co-host of the FIFA WWC 2023. This includes the training site and match venues, working closely with the FIFA teams, Host Cities and Host Authorities, Crown, and Sport NZ (for gender-neutral facility upgrades), as well as the six football Federations and wider football whānau.
Paula leads the football in Aotearoa Leverage and Legacy Plan – Legacy Starts Now. With a clear focus on people and opportunities, the plan will see football be bigger, better, and bolder, reaching into broader communities, increasing participation across all game areas, and growing club capability to provide positive and inclusive experiences for all.
Wednesday 20 July will mark the one-year countdown to the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime tournament, Women Onside invites all football enthusiasts to an online panel discussion with special guests Jo Fernandes (Head of Competition - Australia, Women's World Cup 2023), Samantha Lewis (ABC) and Brodie Wales (Matildas Active Support).
The panel will be moderated by Women Onside directors Kieran Pender and Tania Moreno, with opening remarks from chair Kerry Harris. The discussion will cover the preparation for the tournament, what to expect in a year's time, work underway to ensure the event leaves a legacy and more.
When: Wednesday 20th July 2022 at 6:15-7:15pm
Where: Online via Zoom