Our Legacy

A fitting legacy of co-hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be the enduring impact on our game and diverse communities in the years that follow the tournament. Legacy Starts Now reflects the drive, innovation, and commitment to elevating the spirit and power of wāhine, girls and women.

This plan has been developed through meaningful collaboration with the six federations, Māori Football Aotearoa, Oceania Football Confederation, New Zealand Football Stakeholders, the NZ Government, and the wider football community. Legacy Starts Now is by football, for football, for all.

Our Vision​​​​​​​

Legacy starts now.

Co-hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 offers an unprecedented opportunity to supercharge football in Aotearoa New Zealand for everyone. We will deliver opportunities, experiences, and development pathways, and build and strengthen partnerships through being bigger, better and bolder.

Our Game Plan

Our game plan inspires, strives for excellence, is innovative and is an investment in our girls and women while standing proud and united in New Zealand.

It outlines how we as football in New Zealand, and our partners, will collectively bring our vision to life and celebrate the powerful impact of having FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in our backyard.

Grounding Principles

This plan is grounded in the following two principles to signify a commitment to both the people and the land of Aotearoa New Zealand:


1. Mana Wāhine

Elevating the spirit and mana of wāhine, girls and women.

2. Tūrangawaewae

A place to stand - our place of belonging.

Our foundation, our place in the world, our home.