在澳州和新西蘭贏得2023年國際足聯女足世界杯(FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™)主辦權後,全球最大的女子體育賽事將會來到新南威爾士州。

這將是澳州和新西蘭首次主辦國際足聯女足世界杯,而悉尼居於舉辦關鍵比賽(包括決賽)的有利位置,比賽日期和場地將會在晚些時候確認。

新南威爾士州州長格拉迪斯·貝瑞吉克蓮(Gladys Berejiklian)表示,贏得主辦權是新南威爾士州的一大勝利。

貝瑞吉克蓮女士說:「我們非常高興能夠在2023年歡迎全球最優秀的女足球員來新南威爾士州參加這一歷史性的錦標賽,未來幾十年,女足世界杯將在文化、社會和經濟上面為我們州帶來巨大的效益。」

「在經歷了前所未有、充滿變故的一年後,今天宣布主辦女足世界杯,能夠大大地提振士氣,這不僅對體育迷來說如此,對范圍更大的新南威爾士州也是一樣,我們州盼望在邁入2023年時,能夠創造眾多新的工作崗位和機會。」

新南威爾士州主管就業、投資、旅游和西悉尼事務的部長斯圖爾特·艾爾斯(Stuart Ayres)表示,女足世界杯將會吸引來自於全球各個角落的球員和熱情球迷。

艾爾斯先生說:「這將是國際足聯女足世界杯首次匯聚來自於32個國家的球員,她們來自於世界各地的支持者也將一起到來。」

「這是一次真正的澳大利亞團隊努力。我們的申辦優勢是最強的,獲得2023年女足世界杯主辦權,再次確認了新南威爾士州作為全球重大活動首選目的地的地位。」

「這也將在幫助重振我們當地的旅游經濟上面發揮重要作用,我們有可能吸引超過16,000名游客,他們預計能夠為我們州注入2100萬澳元的經濟活力。」

新南威爾士州代理體育部長傑夫·李(Geoff Lee)表示,女足世界杯將會幫助支持新南威爾士州女足的發展。

李先生說:「這是新南威爾士州的一大勝利,能夠給草根體育運動注入強大動力,推動提升各城市和各地區的參與水平。」

「2023年,女足世界杯將會為新南威爾士州的年輕女性帶來渴望予以效仿的的榜樣和英雄,我敢肯定,這屆女足世界杯將會激勵我們的新一代『瑪蒂爾達』(澳州國家女子足球隊的暱稱)。」

「新南威爾士州非常喜歡女足,我們希望能夠歡迎全世界的球隊就在我們的後院舉行世界杯比賽。」

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澳州足球協會(Football Federation Australia)主席克裡斯·尼古(Chris Nikou)表示:「將在澳州和新西蘭舉辦的2023年國際足聯女足世界杯,將會在許多方面首開先河。」

克裡斯·尼古繼續表示:「這不僅僅是澳州和新西蘭首次聯合主辦世界杯,也是亞太地區首次主辦女足世界杯,不過我們將會借此為亞太地區女足事業的發展,來釋放巨大的潛力。」

「我們要感謝我們的政府和澳大利亞公眾,他們從一開始就支持我們申辦女足世界杯。」

「我們非常期待能夠與新南威爾士州政府一起利用這一千載難逢的機會,讓女足發展成為澳大利亞最受歡迎的體育運動。」

2023年國際足聯女足世界杯是新南威爾士州政府「在十年內舉行十個世界杯」計劃的第八個申辦成功項目,這一計劃繼續為我們州贏得眾多最大、最出色的體育賽事的主辦權。

新南威爾士州已經決定讓澳大利亞體育場(Stadium Australia)、悉尼足球場(Sydney Football Stadium)和紐卡斯爾體育場(Newcastle Stadium)來舉辦女足世界杯比賽,賽場分配情況將在未來的某個日子公布。

It will be the first FIFA Women’s World Cup to be held in Australia or New Zealand and Sydney is well positioned to host key matches including the final, when match dates and venues are confirmed at a later stage.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the winning of hosting rights was a massive coup for NSW.

“We are ecstatic to be welcoming the world’s best female footballers to NSW in 2023 for this historic tournament, which will deliver enormous cultural, social and economic benefits to our state for decades to come,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“After what has been an unprecedented year so far, today’s announcement is a major morale boost – giving not only sporting fans but the wider NSW community something to look forward to in 2023, while creating plenty of new jobs and opportunities.”

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the tournament would attract players and their passionate fans from every corner of the globe.

“This will be the first time that the FIFA Women’s World Cup features players from 32 nations, who bring with them supporters from all over the world,” Mr Ayres said.

“This was a true team Australia effort. Our bid was the strongest and securing this World Cup reaffirms New South Wales as a destination of choice for global events.

“It will also play a significant role in helping our local tourism economy bounce back, with the potential to attract more than 16,000 visitors who are estimated to inject
$21 million into the state.”

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the tournament will help support the growth of women’s football across NSW.

“This is a huge win for NSW which gives grassroots sport a powerful injection to drive participation higher in the cities and the regions,” Mr Lee said.

“In 2023, there will be role models and heroes that young women in NSW will aspire to emulate and I’m sure this World Cup will inspire our next generation of Matildas.”

“NSW loves their football and we look forward to welcoming the world to play the world game right here in our backyard.”

Football Federation Australia Chairman Chris Nikou said, “The FIFA Women’s World Cup™ 2023 in Australia and New Zealand will be ground-breaking in many ways.

“Not only will it be the first ever co-confederation hosted FIFA World Cup™ and the first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in the Asia-Pacific region, but we will unlock the huge potential for growth in women’s football in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We would like to thank our governments and the Australian public who have supported the bid from the outset.

“We very much look forward to partnering with the NSW Government to leverage this once in a lifetime opportunity for women’s football, to grow the most popular sport in Australia.”

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is the eighth addition to the NSW Government’s 10 World Cups in 10 Years initiative, which continues to secure some of the biggest and best sporting events for our state.

NSW has put forward Stadium Australia, the Sydney Football Stadium and Newcastle Stadium, with match allocations to be announced at a future date.