Aug 8

Australia bids for 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Wednesday 8 August 2018 2:08pm

Rugby Australia (RA) and the NSW Government have today submitted their bid to attract the biggest tournament in women’s rugby to Australia.

The Honourable Stuart Ayers MP, Minister for Sport said the bid aligns with the NSW Government’s commitment to attracting world class sporting events not only for Sydney, but regional New South Wales.

“Securing the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup puts women’s sport front and centre in achieving our 10 World Cups in 10 years strategy,” Mr Ayres said.

RA Chief Executive Raelene Castle said the #READY bid provides 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.”

A successful bid for the region could result in a $23 million boost to the NSW economy and Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Nuatali Nelmes is confident that Newcastle will draw record crowds.

"Hosting the 2021 Women’s' Rugby World Cup would be one of the biggest ever sporting events for our city, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from both interstate as well as around the world.”

The Buildcorp Wallaroos will battle 11 countries from around the world in their campaign to become global champions, with the final to be held at Venues NSW’s McDonald Jones Stadium. 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 

  • McDonald Jones Homes
  • Ticketmaster
  • Newcastle Knights
  • Newcastle Jets
  • City of Newcastle
  • Venues NSW
  • CommBank Stadium
  • McDonald Jones Homes Stadium
  • Newcastle Entertainment Centre
  • Accor Stadium
  • Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Allianz Stadium
  • WIN Sports & Entertainment Centre