Ministry of Sport

South Australia Backs 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Bid

The South Australian Government has become the third state – alongside NSW and Queensland – to support Australia’s quest to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall, advised: “we’ve been able to reach an agreement and an outcome that allows us to participate [in the bid] and we couldn’t be more excited.

“Now we’re part of ‘Team Australia’ that is going for the bid for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

If the bid is successful, the 2023 tournament will be played out of Coopers Stadium in South Australia.

South Australian Matildas’ contender, Emma Checker, is delighted her home state is getting behind Australia’s bid commenting “we’re all super excited that South Australia is on board and I thinks it’s [Coopers Stadium] a great venue for 2023.

“The atmosphere there is always unreal. It’s a boutique football stadium and it’s one of the very few that’s creates such a big atmosphere.

“[The World Cup] would be huge for Australia and women’s sport in general.

“It would be a once in a lifetime opportunity for something like this to be here so it’s something we all want to push for.”

The Westfield Matildas secured a 1-0 victory over Chile at Coopers Stadium on Tuesday.

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney