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Soccer fans flock to Cable Beach for FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Tour

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Broome Soccer Association members with the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy at Cable Beach.
Camera IconBroome Soccer Association members with the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy at Cable Beach. Credit: Katya Minns.

Hundreds of soccer fans gathered at Cable Beach this week to catch a glimpse of the iconic FIFA Women’s World Cup original trophy as it makes its way around WA ahead of the tournament’s highly anticipated kick-off on July 20.

After stopping at Perth, Busselton and Kununurra, the trophy visited Broome on July 10 as part of its ‘Going Beyond’ Trophy Tour campaign in all 32 qualified nations.

The FIFA Women's World Cup trophy came to Cable Beach.
Camera IconThe FIFA Women's World Cup trophy came to Cable Beach. Credit: Katya Minns.

Broome locals visited Cable Beach to take photos with the golden trophy, listen to live music by Monique Le Lievre, enjoy football activations on the sand and meet Female Football Freestyle world champion Lia Lewis.

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Lewis, an ambassador and spokesperson for the tour as dedicated skills coach, signed posters for fans and even joined in a few of the games on the popular Broome beach.

Lia Lewis signing posters at Cable Beach.
Camera IconLia Lewis signing posters at Cable Beach. Credit: Katya Minns.

Known for her talent on and off the field, Lewis showed off her impressive maneuvers with the soccer ball as seen in her TikTok series ‘Skills Drills’, which encourages participants to improve their skills and show support for their country during the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Shire of Broome president Desiree Male said the Shire would continue to work closely with Australia’s North West and Tourism WA to leverage the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 and highlight the tourism experiences available in Broome.

Soccer games for kids on Cable Beach.
Camera IconSoccer games for kids on Cable Beach. Credit: Katya Minns.

“This Trophy Tour is also a great way for local fans to inspire the next generation of female athletes in Broome as they watch the world’s best female athletes play in their own backyard,” Cr Male said.

“We are proud to be part of this historic event and look forward to showcasing our beautiful town to the world.”

New Zealand and the Matildas will kick off the World Cup at Eden Park on July 20 before Denmark and China make their way to Perth Rectangular Stadium on July 22.

Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna and members from the Broome Soccer Association with the trophy.
Camera IconKimberley MLA Divina D'Anna and members from the Broome Soccer Association with the trophy. Credit: Katya Minns.

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