PERTH VENUES CONFIRMED AS FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2023 TRAINING SITES
- Thirteen (13) Training Sites across the five (5) Australian Host Cities have been selected
- Training Sites have a strong football footprint and history
- Training Sites will have 18-month lead in to prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™
FIFA has today confirmed the initial 13 Training Sites that have been approved to be used across the five Australian Host Cities at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
These venues will be available for training sessions by the participating nations throughout the tournament and were given approval following a detailed and thorough evaluation process.
The two venues in Perth are the State Football Centre in Queens Park and Dorrien Gardens, West Perth.
Football West CEO James Curtis said: “There is great excitement in Western Australia for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and we are delighted that we have two fantastic venues which will play host to national teams.
“Our brand new State Football Centre in Queens Park will be one of the best venues of its kind in Australia, if not the southern hemisphere. The teams who will be based there are guaranteed a state-of-the-art facility in keeping with one of the biggest tournaments in world sport.
“The State Football Centre will deliver a legacy for female football in WA for decades to come and it is fitting that it will be forever associated with the Women’s World Cup, the pinnacle of our game.
“Football West regularly uses Dorrien Gardens for our finals and this is another first-class facility which will be worthy of the Women’s World Cup.”
In the coming months, the next phase of the Training Site project will be completed, with an evaluation of other prospective venues across both Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Curtis added: “We want to acknowledge the other excellent venues that have not yet been selected as a Training Site. They could still be chosen or perhaps be used as a Team Base Camp, which will be confirmed later this year. All of them will be worthy of hosting visiting national teams.”
Football Australia’s Head of Women's World Cup Legacy Sarah Walsh said that this announcement begins to make the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ more tangible at the local level.
“This is an important moment for our Host Cities and the start of a number of exciting announcements around the tournament as it starts to come to life for our local football communities,” she said.
“Beyond the major stadia, we now see multiple facilities having an opportunity to be a part of this tournament of firsts, with many of these Training Sites having a strong football footprint and are deeply embedded in their local communities. This is a chance to increase their involvement and highlight the contribution to Australia’s football story.
“Their selection as Training Sites for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ highlights the importance of high-quality community facilities. Through our community facilities Legacy ’23 pillar, we will be working to ensure that many more community grounds are equipped with female friendly sporting facilities to accelerate the growth of women’s football post tournament.”
The current list of Training Sites across the country includes:
- Adelaide / Tarntanya – Marden Sports Complex (Marden), South Australia Football Centre (Gepps Cross)
- Brisbane / Meaanjin - Perry Park (Bowen Hills), Spencer Park (Newmarket)
- Melbourne / Naarm - JL Murphy Reserve (Port Melbourne), Lakeside Stadium (Albert Park), Reggio Calabria Club (Parkville)
- Perth / Boorloo – Dorrien Gardens (West Perth), Western Australia State Football Centre (Queens Park)
- Sydney / Gadigal – ES Marks Athletics Field (Kensington), Leichhardt Oval (Leichardt), Valentine Sports Park (Glenwood), Western Sydney Wanderers Centre of Football (Rooty Hill)
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