Sydney have launched their 2017 Netball World Cup bid.
Netball Australia has taken its next step towards hosting Netball World Cup 2027 in Sydney by today submitting its official bid to the International Netball Federation.
Marking what will be Netball Australia’s 100th anniversary, Netball World Cup 2027 will bring together 16 nations for 10 days of exhilarating netball action and deliver lasting benefits to netball through event experiences, community engagement and legacy initiatives.
If successful, it will be the third time that Australia hosts the Netball World Cup in Sydney (1991 and 2015), with the Origin Australian Diamonds claiming the gold medal at both events. Australia also hosted the Netball World Cup in Perth in 1967.
Netball Australia CEO Marne Fechner is excited about what hosting a Netball World Cup in 2027 would mean for not only netball, but sport more broadly in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
“Having last hosted the Netball World Cup in Sydney in 2015, we’ve experienced first-hand the incredibly far-reaching impact that an event of this calibre can have on a nation. The legacy for women’s sport and netball, both within our region and for the global netball family, was significant,” she said.
“Our vision for 2027 is to deliver the most successful women’s world cup of the modern era; one that powers a lasting global legacy for netball and women, showcases the game’s best athletes and welcomes the international netball family to Sydney yet again.
“2027 will be Netball Australia’s 100th anniversary so it would be an honour to host the global netball community in Sydney to help us celebrate this significant milestone – to recognise how far netball in Australia and around the world has come.
“Last week we celebrated the fantastic news Australia and New Zealand will host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. Let’s hope we continue that winning way with our compelling bid and bring the world’s best netballers back to Sydney, Australia in 2027.”
The International Netball Federation is set to announce the winning host nation of Netball World Cup 2027 by the end of 2020.
Netball Australia’s Netball World Cup 2027 bid has been developed in close partnership with Netball New South Wales and is proudly supported by the New South Wales and Australian governments.