Today we talk to Johanna Wood, President of New Zealand Football. In the early hours of Friday morning New Zealand time, the joint New Zealand and Australia bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s Football World Cup was announced as being successful. Johanna talks to us about that tense moment of decision, what the bid process has been like, her role as President and the impacts of COVID-19 on football here and abroad.
In recent months, the world has been struggling to contain and manage the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sport and recreation has faced enormous challenges, with lockdowns preventing activity plus social distancing and gathering rules changing the way participants interact. Elite sport came to a complete standstill. As we all navigate this uncertain world, learning and leaning on the expertise of those at the top of their games has never been more important. In these quick bite-sized conversations, moderated by our Secretary General Rachel Froggatt, we will connect with leaders from all over the sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally, to find our what they are seeing, how they are managing and what they are learning during rebuild and recovery from this unprecedented situation.
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