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2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

MATILDAS hopeful Avaani Prakash has joined the call for everyone to support Australia’s bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup by registering at ausbid2023.com. The 12-year-old soccer star from South Granville says holding the world cup in Australia would be “unbelievable” and she gets chills just thinking about it.

EVERYONE is being urged to show their support for Australia’s bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup by registering at ausbid2023.com.

The campaign’s site features “hero videos” from a diverse range of Australians, from celebrity football fanatics to mathematician, aspiring players and volunteers to the very greats, all getting behind movement #GetOnSide.

Aussie football legend Sam Kerr, Captain of the Westfield Matildas, drives home the message of how significant it would be for our girls to play in their own backyard.

“To be playing in front of your family and friends is one thing but to be playing in front of a full stadium of people that are all on your side is such an amazing experience,” she said.

“To have that kind of support at a world cup in a Australia would be unbelievable. It gives me chills just thinking about it.”

Avaani Prakash, a 12-year-old from South Granville has been featured in Football Federation Australia’s national FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Bid video.

A skilful central midfielder, Avaani Prakash is an up-and-coming footballer of Fijian/Indian background and is in the U13 Football NSW Institute program. As well as the outdoor game, she is a talented futsal player and was part of the winning NSW team for the National Club Futsal Championships.  

Avaani said: “Seeing Australia’s best players and all the other countries best players, it would be really inspiring because hopefully one day I want to be there.”

Held every four years, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicked off last week, is the ultimate competition in women’s football.

FFA Chief executive David Gallop AM said “A Women’s World Cup at home will show girls and boys first-hand the amazing things they can achieve and inspire them to play the game that connects us all.”