As part of HTWC2011 my year 7s will be representing 3 different countries. One of those will be New Zealand as our school has connections with New Zealand.
I contacted the New Zealand FA about the project and got the following email in reply:
New Zealand bid and won the right to host the 2008 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup bid. The process was very comprehensive and we ended up with a bid document of some 500+ pages which was taken to Zurich and presented personally to FIFA.
The areas involved in the bid process, which were explained in minute detail, included:
- Reasons why FIFA should consider New Zealand
- Organisation and structure of New Zealand Football
- How we proposed to staff an LOC (Local Organising Committee) to basically run the event
- Metrological information detailing what the experts considered the best time to stage the event (including air temp and rainfall info)
- What options were available in four main centres for accommodation for around 300 officials, FIFA delegates and teams
- Travel networks of being able to move large numbers of people around the country for games
- Country statistics
- What assistance we could harness from Government for the initiative
We also had to be able to provide contracts for proposed venues around what they could provide and a list of compliance items that FIFA required to be considered to host matches.
The bid process took us approximately 6 months to pull together and then was presented to Zurich prior to a FIFA Committee vote. The total process probably took in the vicinity of 9-10 months.
I’m not sure if this is of any use to you but let me know if you have any other questions.