Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Federal and NSW Governments back Rugby Australia plans for 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Federal and NSW Governments back Rugby Australia plans for 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup
August 7, 2018

Rugby Australia has announced Newcastle and the Hunter Valley as the tournament location for its 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup bid.

The bid proposes that the NSW region would host the world’s showpiece event in women’s rugby, making use of local sporting facilities and tourism infrastructure, making use of the Maitland #1 Sportsground and Newcastle Sportsground No 2 with the Final to be held at McDonald Jones Stadium.

If successful, the bid would pave the way for Australia to host the first Women’s Rugby World Cup ever played in the southern hemisphere, with 11 countries from around the world joining the Wallaroos for the tournament.

Following the announcement of its ‘10 world cups in 10 years’ strategy, the NSW Government has confirmed that, should the bid be successful , it will provide financial and operational support to Rugby Australia for tournament delivery.

This follows the Federal Government’s having provided $300,000 to support the bid and Australian Minister for Sport Senator Bridget McKenzie being on hand yesterday to support Rugby Australia as the final pieces of its bid documentation are finalised before being submitted to World Rugby on 10th August.

Senator McKenzie advised “if this bid is successful, it will be the first time the Women’s Rugby World Cup is held in the southern hemisphere, and the first time we can cheer on the home team – the Wallaroos.

“The Wallaroos are inspiring a whole new generation of girls to get involved in rugby and events such as the World Cup provide an opportunity to showcase our great nation and provides flow on benefits to the whole community.

“Importantly, it will also position Rugby Australia well in its future bid for the men’s 2027 World Cup.”

Commenting on the development of the bid, Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle stated “the Women’s Rugby World Cup is the pinnacle event in Women’s XVs Rugby and we will show the world once again that Australia is unrivalled when it comes to delivering major sporting events.

“We have more women and girls playing Rugby than ever before and we continue to see double-digit growth in participation in both our Sevens and XVs formats of the game. Hosting the tournament would provide us with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to showcase the best of the women’s game to the Australian public.

“Our bid demonstrates that Australia has the ability to tap into a rich history of major event expertise, a strong women’s sports movement, corporate support, volunteers and engaged sports fans in Australia that will deliver a record breaking tournament.”

World Rugby is expected to announce the winner of the right to host the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup in November.

Fans can show their support for the bid online by using #READY #BackTheBid #Australia2021 or visiting australia2021.com.au.

Images: Senator Bridget McKenzie, Federal Minister for Sport and Rugby Australia Chief Executive, Raelene Castle join players to support the final pieces of the bid documentation before being submitted to World Rugby on 10th August. Courtesy of Rugby Australia.

Related Articles

26th July 2018 - World Rugby partners with Gemba’s Turnstile platform to value sponsorship

23rd July 2018 - NSW Government looks to increase hosting of major sporting events

3rd July 2018 - Concept Designs unveiled for $20 million Newcastle Knights Centre of Excellence

20th May 2018 - Raelene Castle shares plan to revive Australian rugby

14th November 2017 - NSW Government announces strategy for future of women’s sport

28th October 2017 - Australian Rugby Union rebrands as Rugby Australia

11th July 2017 - NSW Government reveals plans to revitalise Newcastle sport and entertainment precinct

19th May 2017 - Major sporting events driving millions of visits to Sydney

28th January 2017 - New Sport Minister backs women’s sport and activity

9th October 2016 - Hunter Stadium secures naming rights deal

25th May 2014 - IRB to expand Women’s Rugby World Cup


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Supreme Heating

Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the latest energy efficient heating solutions. Since 1990, Supreme Heating has designed and installed commercial pool heating…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

Digonex

Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

LEISURE CONCEPTS AUSTRALIA

Leisure Concepts brings the world’s best fitness equipment brands to Australasia including Eleiko, Atlantis Strength and Merrithew Pilates. With a huge variety of  treadmills,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Neptune Benson

Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business