Today marks an incredibly exciting milestone for women’s football in Australia and New Zealand, with it being exactly two years until the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ kicks off!
To recognise the occasion, we spoke to Chief Operating Officer (Australia) for the FIFAWWC 2023, Jane Fernandez, about the tournament which promises to change football for women and girls across the Tasman.
All Australian and New Zealand women’s football fans remember where they were when it was announced that our countries would be jointly hosting the world’s greatest football tournament.
No one understands the significance more than Fernandez, her excitement captured in an image of her leaping into the air upon the announcement that Australia and New Zealand had won the bid, #AsOne.
“The first thing I felt, was relief,” Fernandez said of June 26, 2020, a date forever etched into her mind.
“That jump was definitely fuelled by relief, adrenaline and joy.