Australian Embassy

Gala Reception to Farewell the Vietnamese Women’s National Football Team for The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™


An exclusive gala reception will be held in Ha Noi on July 2 to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the Vietnamese women’s national football team and bid good luck to them as they prepare to depart for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023TM.

The event, co-organised by the New Zealand and Australian Embassies, the two host countries of this year’s tournament, will be attended by a number of VIPs including Mr Hoang Dao Cuong, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Mr Dang Ha Viet, General Director of Vietnam Sports Administration; Mr Duong Nghiep Khoi, General Secretary of the Vietnam Football Federation; Mr Mai Duc Chung, head coach of the Vietnamese women’s team; five players of the team, Huynh Nhu, Hai Yen, Kim Thanh, Chuong Thi Kieu, Thuy Trang; as well as VIP guests and invited media.

Guests will have the chance to meet team members and wish them luck ahead of their historic journey, while enjoying some captivating entertainment- including a special live performance of a much-loved song. The two Ambassadors will also present farewell gifts to the departing team.

The Australian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Andrew Goledzinowski said: “The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be the third most watch sporting event in the world, and a great opportunity to promote women in sport. I congratulate you all on being part of this incredible sporting occasion. As Prime Ministers Albanese and Chinh said at a recent meeting with the team, ‘You are already winners, go and enjoy yourselves – you’ve already made us proud’.”

The New Zealand Ambassador, H.E. Ms. Tredene Dobson, expressed her excitement as the date of departure approaches, saying: “We have been waiting for this day for so long and are delighted to welcome the Vietnamese women’s national football team to Aotearoa New Zealand as the team plays in its first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup. This reception is a great opportunity to wish them the very best of luck for their historic journey ahead. We know that Viet Nam’s golden girls will do Viet Nam proud and we look forward to people of Aotearoa New Zealand getting to know the fighting spirit that they have displayed in the lead up to this competition.”

The team will depart for New Zealand on July 5 to prepare for the group round where they will compete against defending champions the US, Portugal, and the Netherlands.


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Vu Thu Ha (Ms.) - Communications and Public Affairs Adviser (New Zealand Embassy)

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Nguyen Le Trang (Ms) – Senior Communications Officer (Australian Embassy)

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