The Matildas had their first training session in Bochum today – the next host town for their World Cup tournament. So, we’re heading off that way in the morning to check out a few sites (see map above and the notes against each ‘pin’) and film some location shots.
Feedback we have had to date from various sources tell us that Bochum is by no means pretty but what it lacks in prettiness it may make up in history. One particular aspect of filming I am looking forward to are the various Solpersteine or stumbling stones that have been placed across the town. There are about 38 of these ‘stones’ in Bochum and their significance in history let alone to our story is that they are the landmarks of the last freely chosen residences of Bochum Jews who were victims of the holocaust.
Bochum was an industrial town and suffered during the war so we’re not expecting too many grand historical buildings, what we are expecting to see however is another good game between the Matildas and Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.