Jack Edwards Reserve shortlisted as home base for Women’s World Cup

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Monash Council is delighted that Jack Edwards Reserve in Oakleigh has been shortlisted as a possible team base camp for next year’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The reserve is one of 35 options in host cities for the 16 countries that will play games in Australia, and one of just five in Melbourne. Following the tournament draw later this year, participating countries will be able to visit Jack Edwards Reserve and other shortlisted venues and submit their preferences.

Monash Mayor, Cr Stuart James, is proud to see Jack Edwards Reserve on the shortlist.

“Next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup will be one of the biggest ever sporting events in Australia, and I am proud to see the City of Monash represented as a potential team base at Jack Edwards Reserve in Oakleigh.

“Women’s sport is growing at both a local and international level, and I look forward to cheering on the Matildas next year. I also hope to be able to adopt a visiting nation that calls Jack Edwards Reserve home during the tournament.

“We are committed to supporting local sport in the City of Monash, with over $20m anticipated to be spent upgrading or building new Australian rules football, cricket, golf, rugby, soccer, and tennis facilities this financial year.

“Hopefully next year’s Women’s World Cup will be a chance to showcase this commitment to the world,” said Cr James.

Learn about Jack Edwards Reserve and visit 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup to register to buy tickets for the tournament after the draw is completed in October.

A map of shortlisted venues for the 2023 Women's World Cup

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