Football fan and Falmouth graduate, Christina Lindboe, is living her dream working as Team Liaison Officer for the Norwegian women’s football team and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, only two years after graduating with a degree in Creative Events Management.
Christina told us: “It feels amazing to work for the FIFA Women’s World Cup! I cannot describe how happy I am to have this opportunity to participate at an international event and to help make women’s football become more popular!”
The tournament is only the eighth edition of the competition and the first time that France has played host. With women’s football rising in popularity, it’s an exciting time to be involved in the sport. The FA says 1.7m females aged five and over take part every month in England and the number is continuing to rise.
A lifelong follower of football, Christina used to play as a midfielder as a teenager. She was lucky enough to attend the Women’s World Cup draw as a VIP with the Norwegian delegates last week - an amazing experience. She is now helping to organise the logistics for the team, liaising with media and dealing with various training requests, supporting the players to perform at their best.
Adrian Bossey, Head of Cultural Management and Production in the Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, said: “Christina has been working in marketing in both Australia and Norway since graduating. It’s so exciting to see her in her new role, which further reflects the global currency of our BA(Hons) Creative Events Management degree.”
Christina added: “My studies at Falmouth prepared me well for this role. The course helped me to be confident, organised and pushed me above my limits.”