Football Queensland has today marked the milestone of 500 days to go until the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 ™ is set to kick off on 20 July 2023 and will be played in nine Host Cities and ten stadiums across Australia and New Zealand.
“With just 500 days to go, Football Queensland is excited to mark another key milestone on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™,” FQ President Ben Richardson said.
“Since the match schedule announcement in December last year we’ve seen just how big of a role Queensland will play in the delivery of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 ™, with eight matches to be held at Brisbane Stadium including a Quarter Final match.
“Two of our clubs will also play their part with Spencer Park and Perry Park announced as Training Sites last month alongside 11 other venues across the Australian Host Cities.”
FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci added that the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™ will be a crucial opportunity to deliver a positive and enduring change for women’s football in Queensland.
“We know the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 ™ will encourage many young female footballers to become leaders in our game, and Football Queensland is committed to developing infrastructure, pathways and opportunities to embrace this potential of women and girls,” Cavallucci said.
“With a surge in participation expected to continue as a result of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™, there has never been a more critical time to invest in the women’s game through the development of appropriate infrastructure across the state.
“We look forward to continuing to work with all levels of government to ensure a lasting infrastructure legacy for women’s football here in Queensland.”
Queensland Tourism and Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ would kick goals for Queensland tourism operators.
“Queenslanders have started counting down to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“We know this globally significant sporting event will inspire thousands of extra visitors to Brisbane to witness the skill and strategy of the world’s best elite women’s teams.
“Football’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 ™ is predicted to generate more than $30 million for Queensland’s visitor economy and support more than 100 local jobs.
“Queensland is experiencing solid growth in women’s football and the number of girls taking up the game.
“We’re confident the eight FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 ™ matches scheduled for Brisbane will motivate many more young Queenslanders to get on a team and stay active.”