Wyndham City is excited to announce that the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ is coming to Werribee.
FIFA has announced that Werribee was selected by the Morocco women’s national football team as their Team Base Camp and home away from home for this huge global event, which runs from 20 July to 20 August 2023.
They will stay locally and use Galvin Park as their training base during the competition that will take place across Australia and New Zealand, as 32 nations compete for the title in the largest women’s sporting event on the planet.
Morocco’s selection of Galvin Park is testament to the quality of the grounds, a premier football facility located in the heart of Wyndham City that is part of the Galvin Park Sporting Reserve.
In addition to the selection as a training base, FIFA will invest $227,000 to install international standard LED lighting on the main pitch as part of the FIFA Training Site Infrastructure Grant, building on the recent Wyndham City $3.8 million redevelopment of the pavilion that was completed in 2021, leaving a lasting legacy for the community.
Wyndham City Mayor Cr Susan McIntyre welcomed the Morocco Women’s national football team and said Wyndham is a World Cup community.
“We look forward to cheering the Morocco women’s national football team on, during the largest women’s sporting event on the planet, that showcases our region on a global stage,” she said.
“Our City is vibrant and diverse with more than 50 per cent of our residents born overseas coming from more than 160 different countries, we’re passionate about football and have the honour of being called home by Australia’s newest A-League Club, Western United FC.”
“We are incredibly excited to inspire the next wave of spirited girls and boys who will commence their football journey across our nine community football clubs.”
Wyndham City’s Active City portfolio holder, Cr Peter Maynard said he looked forward to the Morocco Women’s national football team’s arrival.
“It’s another milestone for football in Wyndham and marks an exciting year ahead, with the Regional Football Facility also on track for delivery in 2023, further positioning Wyndham as the home of football in the West,” he said.
“Our City has much to offer visitors, located 30 minutes from the Melbourne CBD (with direct freeway access), Werribee is surrounded by natural beauty, with a stunning river, wetlands and coastal regions to explore and a cosmopolitan dining scene.”
“Players, officials and fans will have the opportunity to explore our major attractions, including Werribee Park Mansion and the Werribee Open Range Zoo. that features many of Australia’s native animals.”