Women’s sport weekly wrap: Bring the Women’s World Cup to Australia

This article was first written for and published by  The Roar

“I am delighted we are supporting a bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.”

With those magic words, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed on Tuesday what many people within the football community had suspected for months – Australia is aiming to host the world’s largest women’s sporting event in just six years.

Caylie Wise

Let’s picture this. A young girl aged ten, with brown hair and blue eyes. She is holding her mothers hand and has a soccer ball under her arm as they enter the sporting fields of Ulladulla on the far south coast of New South Wales for their first soccer trial. Little did her mother know that her daughter would one day play an integral role in her local club for the next 14 years to come.