4 Nov 2011

Sport: FIFA answers Oceania Football request to help Christchurch

11:41 am on 4 November 2011

FIFA has approved a funding request from the Oceania Football Confederation for US$300 000 to be used for repairing and constructing football facilities in Christchurch.

The new money follows a FIFA grant of US$420 000 to build an all-weather training pitch which opened in Christchurch last month.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says they've been working closely with OFC and New Zealand Football to identify the needs of the community following the September and February earthquakes.

Oceania Football President David Chung says he is delighted to see FIFA's continuing commitment to the rebuilding process in Christchurch.