ICD’s Year 8 student, Zach, has been chosen to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup, which kicks off in Russia tomorrow. He will carry the Northern Ireland flag at the ceremony in the 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ahead of the opening match of the World Cup.
The launch celebrations and match between hosts Russia against Saudi Arabia are expected to attract a global television audience of around 3.6 billion people.
Playing as part of the Football For Friendship (F4F) international children’s social programme run by Gazprom, a partner of FIFA and the 2018 World Cup. Zach scored 5 goals in 3 matches yesterday and is enjoying representing Northern Ireland; playing football with other young students from more than 200 countries.
Our whole College community were delighted when World Cup organisers confirmed that the Under-12 player along with children from the 210 other countries attending the F4F events will be taking part in a flag ceremony as part of the World Cup curtain-raiser.
Sending his best wishes, Mr Sleeth, Principal said, “Enjoy every minute of this fantastic opportunity, what an experience! You are and have been an excellent ambassador for the College, the IFA and Northern Ireland. We are all very proud of you and your achievements.