FFA has taken the next step in its quest to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 as they met with the official Bid Steering Committee.
FIFA is yet to release the formal bidding guidelines but the FFA has already begun work on collaborating with stakeholders and governments in the groundwork for a proposal.
“The prospect of hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia in 2023 has captured the imagination of people all over Australia, both inside and outside the game, and attracted tremendous support from governments at all levels,” FFA Chairman Steven Lowy said.
The next stage will see FFA approach A-League/W-League clubs and Member Federations about a volunteer from each group to join the committee.
Lowy said hosting a FIFA Women’s World Cup would not only provide local fans with a chance to attend a major world event and provide a social and economic benefit to Australia, it would leave a legacy for women’s sport and promote greater gender equality in society.
“Women’s football is the fastest growing area of Australia’s largest participation sport,” he said.
“We are continuing to work with all parts of football, with our partners and with governments to provide opportunities for our female players from the grassroots through to the Westfield W-League and on to the Westfield Matildas," he added.