Kia NZ celebrates sporting partnership as FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ draws closer

July 2023

With only 17 days until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ kicks off, representatives from the sports international governing body, FIFA, together with the Managing Director of Kia New Zealand met at Eden Park for the presentation of the event’s first support vehicles.

Dave Beeche CEO of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ in New Zealand and Australia was on hand to receive the keys to two new Kia EV6 GT-Line electric vehicles (from a total of 104 Kia vehicles on the FIFA fleet) from Managing Director of Kia New Zealand, Todd McDonald.

“Kia is a FIFA partner as well as the official automotive partner of FIFA and has been backing football globally for more than 20 years,” said Mr McDonald.

“It’s hugely exciting to welcome the biggest women’s sporting event in the world to the country, as co-host with Australia.

“It is also very apt that the Kia EV6 is the vehicle of choice for this event, as it is a fully electric vehicle with zero tailpipe emissions, so it aligns with the health-related principles associated with top-level, international sport.”

Mr Beeche said the delivery of the Kia fleet vehicles was another exciting milestone and a reminder of just how close to kick-off we’re getting.

“Kia is a long-term supporter of football and it’s a pleasure to partner with a brand that is spearheading the movement to electric vehicles, which strongly aligns with FIFA’s focus on reducing emissions.”

The tournament commences on July 20 at Eden Park with the Football Ferns taking on Norway, followed by Australia playing Ireland later the same evening in Sydney.

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