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Netball Australia and NSW Government plan bid to host 2027 Netball World Cup

Netball Australia and NSW Government plan bid to host 2027 Netball World Cup
June 28, 2019

Netball Australia and the NSW Government have announced a bid to host the 2027 Netball World Cup in Sydney and regional NSW.

At the Diamonds 2019 Netball World Cup farewell luncheon today, NSW Minister for Sport John Sidoti announced the bid will be part of its commitment to bring ‘10 World Cups in 10 Years’ to the state.

Suggesting that the bid has all the right ingredients for success, Minister Sidoti stated “this isn’t just a World Cup for Sydney … it’s a World Cup for regional NSW. We want everyone to be excited about this and get behind our bid.”

Advising that a successful bid for the 2027 event would coincide with Netball Australia’s 100th anniversary year, Netball Australia Chief Executive Marne Fechner stated “we delivered the most successful Netball World Cup in history here in Sydney in 2015 and our ambition is to lift the bar even higher and bring the world to New South Wales to celebrate netball and women’s sport.

“With a netball footprint of more than 1.2 million people across Australia, we know how important it is to the netball community and our elite athletes to host another World Cup on home soil.

“The 2027 Netball World Cup would bring 10 days of world-class netball to Sydney and regional New South Wales and we know we’ll deliver the best netball event the world has ever seen.”

Backing the bid, Netball NSW Chief Executive Carolyn Campbell added “netball is one of the most popular sports in Sydney and wider NSW, and some of the greatest names to have ever played the game hail from here.

“Sydney 2015 was a huge success and that has only made our netball community hungrier to deliver an even bigger and better World Cup in 2027.

“Our current Diamonds are off to Liverpool to try and bring more success back to Australia and there will be young, aspiring netballers following every step of their journey.”

Submissions for the 2027 World Cup will likely be made in early 2020.

Netball is one of the most popular sports in NSW, with more than 117,000 members, across 120 associations and 4,145 clubs.

Image: The Diamonds win the 2015 Netball World Cup in Sydney.

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