Football fever continues to build in Sydney with the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ Unity Pitch setting up home at Yulang, Sydney Olympic Park for the next 5 days.
Coinciding with Female Football Week taking place across NSW, and with only 62 days until the tournament kicks off, the Unity Pitch provides an opportunity to celebrate the FIFA Women’s World Cup coming to Sydney.
A vibrant multi-coloured pitch reflecting the 2 unique cultures of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand and the coming together of the 32 nations participating in the tournament, the pitch will be very much at home in our lively and multicultural city.
Whether it’s a training session, team building exercise or social kick with friends, the Unity Pitch will bring communities together in anticipation of the world’s largest women’s sporting event, which kicks off on Saturday 20 July.
The Unity Pitch was unveiled in Sydney almost a year ago and, after travelling around to the other host cities, has made its return to the scene of the final at Sydney Olympic Park.
The Unity Pitch will be in Sydney Olympic Park from Friday 19 to Tuesday 23 May, with grassroots football teams and community groups participating in a range of activities. The pitch will also be open to the public for free throughout the week.
NSW Minister for Women Jodie Harrison said, with the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 on the doorstep of Sydney, the Unity Pitch adds another level of anticipation in the lead up to this historic tournament.
“The opening of the Unity Pitch in Sydney comes as our state celebrates Female Football Week and I am honoured to be joined by some of the amazing players and people who have contributed to the legacy of women’s football across New South Wales. Events like these show how our state continues to lead the way in creating a brighter future for women in sport," Ms Harrison said.
“The thousands of football fans we'll see on the pitch this week is a great precursor to the trophy tour in June before the highly anticipated Matildas versus Republic of Ireland match at Stadium Australia right here in Sydney Olympic Park."