FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

In an incredible moment for our country and for women’s sport, on 26 June 2020 FIFA announced that New Zealand and Australia had won a joint bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 (FIFA WWC 2023). The New Zealand Government has set aside up to $25 million to host the event.

Following a successful Trans-Tasman AsOne bid, New Zealand and Australia have won the hosting rights to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. This presents an incredible opportunity to support and align with the government’s Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy. Alongside New Zealand’s hosting of the Rugby World Cup 2021 and the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, the FIFA WWC 2023 will help increase female participation, create new female leaders and further raise the visibility of women’s sport.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament has grown significantly in recent years to become one of the biggest sporting events in the world. It is creating new heroes for young people and raising the profile of women’s sport globally.

The New Zealand Government has set aside up to $25 million to support the hosting of the event. Of that, up to $14.2 million will go to New Zealand Football for direct support of the tournament. The remainder will ensure a seamless, AsOne tournament is delivered and to leverage the event at home – in particular, supporting and growing the involvement of women and girls in all aspects of sport.

Staging this tournament reinforces New Zealand’s credentials for hosting major world sporting events. They bring wide ranging benefits including economic impact, international profile, national pride and bringing our communities together.

This is the fourth and largest FIFA tournament New Zealand has hosted after the FIFA U17 World Cup 1999, the inaugural FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup 2008, and the FIFA U20 World Cup 2015.

Read the press release on The Beehive website(external link).

Last updated: 11 August 2020