Maitland Part of Rugby Australia Women's World Cup Bid

Maitland Part of Rugby Australia Women's World Cup Bid

In huge news for the city, Maitland has been locked in as a key location and host of Rugby Australia’s bid for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Rugby Australia officially put forward Newcastle, Maitland and the Hunter Valley as its bid on Wednesday and if successful, matches will be held at Maitland No. 1 Sportsground, Newcastle Sportsground No. 2 and McDonald Jones Stadium.

Under the plan, teams from 11 countries will join our Buildcorp Wallaroos in the Hunter for an explosive tournament that’s expected to provide a boost of up to $23 million to the NSW economy. The cornerstone of the bid is that it will offer competing teams and fans with the best of Australia including a lively major events city, paired with one of Australia’s premier food and wine destinations.

Maitland Mayor Cr Loretta Baker says, ‘I’m incredibly proud that our city is part of the Rugby Australia bid for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup. This is a huge opportunity for our city to co-host such an inspiring world class sporting event. I think Australia is ready and I know for certain Maitland is ready.

‘Our city has a strong sporting pedigree as well as an enviable reputation in delivering high class events. Given the opportunity, Maitland will shine, providing the elite athletes and visitors a world class welcome and a lifetime of memories’

Fans can show their support online by using #READY, #BackTheBid and #Australia2021 or visiting australia2021.com.au.

World Rugby is expected to announce the winner of the right to host the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup in November.