Tasmanian Labor has welcomed news that Australia and New Zealand have been chosen to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Shadow Sports Minister David O’Byrne said it’s a great day for women’s football and women’s sport in general.
“After so much bad news in the first half of the year, today’s announcement is a shot in the arm for Australia,” Mr O’Byrne said.
“The Matildas are already role models to many girls and young women and the opportunity to see them and others playing world-class games on Australian soil will provide even more of an inspiration.
“There is also a great opportunity for Tasmania to be involved in this global event.
“It would be a dream come true for many Tasmanians to be able to see a Women’s World Cup match in their own backyard.
“As we recover and rebuild from COVID-19, this would also provide opportunities for jobs and to showcase Tasmania and all it has to offer to the rest of the world.
“Unlike the Women’s Cricket World Cup, Tasmania must seize the opportunity to ensure we don’t miss out on hosting games.
“This is a historic day for women’s sport and I look forward to seeing such a world-class event on home soil.”
David O’Byrne MP
Shadow Sports Minister