SYDNEY, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s largest girls’s sporting occasion is coming to New South Wales after Australia and New Zealand received the rights to host the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup 2023™.
It will likely be the primary FIFA Ladies’s World Cup to be held in Australia or New Zealand and Sydney is nicely positioned to host key matches together with the Last, when match dates and venues are confirmed at a later stage.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian stated the successful of internet hosting rights was an enormous coup for NSW.
“We’re ecstatic to be welcoming the world’s finest feminine footballers to NSW in 2023 for this historic event, which can ship huge cultural, social and financial advantages to our state for many years to return,” Ms Berejiklian stated.
“After what has been an unprecedented 12 months up to now, at present’s announcement is a serious morale increase — giving not solely sporting followers however the wider NSW neighborhood one thing to stay up for in 2023, whereas creating loads of new jobs and alternatives.”
Minister for Jobs, Funding, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres stated the event would entice gamers and their passionate followers from each nook of the globe.
“This would be the first time that the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup options gamers from 32 nations, who convey with them supporters from everywhere in the world,” Mr Ayres stated.
“This was a real staff Australia effort. Our bid was the strongest and securing this World Cup reaffirms New South Wales as a vacation spot of selection for international occasions.
“It should additionally play a major function in serving to our native tourism financial system bounce again, with the potential to draw greater than 16,000 guests who’re estimated to inject AUD21 million into the state.”
Appearing Minister for Sport Geoff Lee stated the event will assist assist the expansion of girls’s soccer throughout NSW.
“It is a enormous win for NSW which provides grassroots sport a robust injection to drive participation increased within the cities and the areas,” Mr Lee stated.
“In 2023, there shall be function fashions and heroes that younger girls in NSW will aspire to emulate and I’m positive this World Cup will encourage our subsequent technology of Matildas.”
“NSW loves their soccer and we stay up for welcoming the world to play the world recreation proper right here in our yard.”
Soccer Federation Australia Chairman Chris Nikou stated, “The FIFA Ladies’s World Cup™ 2023 in Australia and New Zealand shall be ground-breaking in some ways.”
“Not solely will or not it’s the primary ever co-confederation hosted FIFA World Cup™ and the primary ever FIFA Ladies’s World Cup™ within the Asia-Pacific area, however we are going to unlock the massive potential for progress in girls’s soccer within the Asia-Pacific area.”
“We wish to thank our governments and the Australian public who’ve supported the bid from the outset.”
“We very a lot stay up for partnering with the NSW Authorities to leverage this as soon as in a lifetime alternative for girls’s soccer, to develop the most well-liked sport in Australia.”
The FIFA Ladies’s World Cup 2023 is the eighth addition to the NSW Authorities’s 10 World Cups in 10 Years initiative, which continues to safe a number of the largest and finest sporting occasions for our state.
NSW has put ahead Stadium Australia, the Sydney Soccer Stadium and Newcastle Stadium, with match allocations to be introduced at a future date.