FIFA World Cup push

A BID to bring the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to Australia would be a game changer if successful, says Shadow Minister for Sport and State MP for Auburn, Lynda Voltz.

The NSW Labor Opposition has joined the NSW Government in giving its support for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to come to Australia.
Ms Voltz says NSW has always been a great supporter of women’s sport and it is only fitting that the state helps play host to the world’s largest women’s sporting event.
“As we’ve seen in the past, events like these leave a lasting legacy for both women’s sport and sport in general across the state,” she said.
“It is long overdue that the FIFA Women’s World Cup arrives on our shores.”
Minister for Sport, John Sidoti, said hosting the Women’s Football World Cup would highlight the value that the NSW Government places on women’s sport and increasing participation, particularly at the grassroots level.
“Hosting this tournament will be a massive coup for NSW giving grassroots sport a powerful injection to drive participation higher,” Mr Sidoti said.
“In every World Cup there are role models and heroes that young women aspire to emulate. In 2023 those superstars will inspire our next generation of Matildas.”
Minister for Tourism, Stuart Ayres, said 24 nations and their fans could be on our shores to watch 52 matches over four weeks.
“This could be a great win for sporting fans, athletes and the NSW community, with 13,000 domestic and 3,800 international visitors set to boost the local economy by an estimated $21 million,” Mr Ayres said.