The Australian Government has thrown its support behind the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.
The support of the Australian Government for our Women’s Rugby World Cup Bid is a fantastic endorsement of Rugby Australia’s plans to bring the World Cup to our shores," Rugby Australia Chief Executive Raelene Castle said.
“It has enabled us to develop a really strong bid which we are extremely proud of," she said.
If Australia are successful they will be the host of the first Women’s Rugby World Cup in the southern hemisphere.
The Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie was there today as the final pieces of its bid were finalised ahead of the submission on August 10.
The Wallaroos, Australia's national women's XV's Rugby team, finished in seventh in the 2017 World Cup.
The Australian Government is providing $300,000 to support the bid.
“The Wallaroos are inspiring a whole new generation of girls to get involved in rugby and events such as the World Cup provide an opportunity to showcase our great nation and provides flow on benefits to the whole community," Minister McKenzie said
Details of Australia’s bid will be made public tomorrow at an announcement in Sydney.