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Journey to the World Cup

Running a World Cup

Journey to the World Cup

Running a World Cup

Learning Intentions

Playing sport requires training and fitness. It is both a team and an individual journey. Every player makes a commitment to themselves and their teammates to be match fit and bring their A-game.

Learning intentions for this experience are:

  • Investigate individual journeys and challenges.
  • Understand that skill and fitness contribute to enjoyment.
  • Create a game pool schedule.

Kōrero | Discussion

  • Why do people play sport?
  • What behaviours and values are shared amongst players?
  • What does it take to be in a national team? For example, training and fitness.
  • Do you think game pools are a fair way of organising a tournament? Explain your views.
  • What is another way of organising a tournament?

Ngā ngohe | Activities

Sports reporter

  • Select one or two countries who played in a major sporting event.

    • What is the history of your sport in the country?

    • Who did they play in the qualifying rounds? 

    • What were the highlights of the games?

    • Who was in the team? What do you find most interesting about the country,  team or players?

    • Identify the following features of the country:

      • Location, names, flag, capital city.

      • Greetings. 

      • Interesting facts and statistics. 

  • Record audio or visual interviews, or write a report or story; or create a timeline poster or mural to share what you have learned.

Local leagues and legends

  • Identify someone in a local sport team you can interview about what they enjoy about their sport.
  • Create a script of questions, or storyboard an interview for an audio or video recording. Include the following:
    • Whakapapa.

    • What they enjoy about football or futsal.

    • Where they play and train.

    • Interesting personal stories and highlights.

  • Record your audio or video documentary or write an essay about them. 

Game pools

  • Organise a team tournament. This could be a global, local or school-based event.
  • Investigate and design a game pool.
  • How are participating teams chosen?
  • Identify how many teams, pools, and games? 
  • Decorate your pool chart with flags or icons from each country.
  • How many playing fields will be needed? 
  • Which games will be played concurrently and which will be played consecutively? 
  • How many games would the winner play if there were 20, 12, 104 or 10 teams?
  • Use a coin or dice to decide the outcome of each game. For example, heads or the highest number wins.
  • Complete the pool chart as you go. 
  • Keep playing and identifying winning teams until there is one winner. 
  • Make a game pool for your football festival. 

Kuputaka | Glossary:

  • Consecutive: one after another.
  • Concurrent: at the same time.

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