EVERYONE is being urged to show their support for the 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.”
Local and grassroots coach for Punchbowl United U14 girls, Mohammed El Marbarrni, knows first hand how inspiring and empowering it would be for our next generation of athletes to be able to see what can be accomplished.
He has been featured in Football Federation Australia’s hero video calling on Australia to #GetOnside for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 bid.
He has spoken to his young squad about the possibility of Australia hosting the World Cup and they said “It will be amazing… It will be so awesome.
“(Hosting the cup) puts a lot of dedication into the mindset of what can be achieved,” he said.
Held every four years, the FIFA Women’s World Cup is the ultimate competition in women’s football. In just 17 days FIFA WWC France 2019 is due to kick off with records expected to be broken.
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.”