Rugby – Australian bid for women’s World Cup spurns primary cities
MELBOURNE Reuters – Australia’s bid to host the 2021 ladies’s Rugby World Cup would see the event steer clear of essential cities and in its place be based mostly within the port of Newcastle and surrounding Hunter place, Rugby Australia spoke of on Wednesday.
Australia is bidding to host the girls’s match for the first time, having staged the 2003 men’s showpiece and co-hosted the inaugural 1987 edition with New Zealand.
The Newcastle overseas activities Centre, which has a ability of 30.”000 and comprises proper-flight rugby league and soccer teams as tenants, would host the last.
The metropolis of 300,000 is some two hours’ force north of Sydney in jap New South Wales state.
Maitland, about 35 kilometres 22 miles northwest of Newcastle within the Hunter Valley, might be the different host metropolis, RA stated.
The men’s tournaments were held in multiple state capitals however RA CEO Raelene fort stated the Hunter vicinity offered convenience and world-classification facilities.
“We wish to make certain we put the biggest crowd ever to watch a girls’s World Cup last, optimistically to observe Australia play in that ultimate,” citadel informed reporters in Sydney on Wednesday.
while missing an international profile, the Hunter area is a huge centre for rugby in Australia, with Newcastle having hosted the guys’s Wallabies group for exams and working towards camps.
Australia’s federal executive has chipped in A$300.”000 £172.”373.eighty one to guide the bid, which is due for submission on Friday.
the brand new South Wales state govt has pledged A$5 million towards the can charge of internet hosting the tournament may still the bid be a hit, Fairfax media stated.
New Zealand, France, Portugal, England and Wales have been the different nations to categorical activity in hosting the tournament through World Rugby’s may additionally 31 time limit. The successful bidder should be announced in November.
eire hosted the 2017 match gained by means of New Zealand.
Reporting by using Ian Ransom; modifying by Peter Rutherford