Legacy '23


Hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ is a once in a lifetime opportunity to realise a truly meaningful legacy for football, the community and the nation.

Legacy ‘23 is an ambitious plan to ensure we deliver positive and enduring benefits for Australia’s largest community sport, beyond 2023.

Winning the bid was just the beginning

The emphatic reaction from the public, media and politicians when we won the bid was phenomenal. With over 800,000 people registering their support, and thousands of conversations online, football united the nation in a monumental moment for women's sport in Australia.

Now, we must work together to maximise the opportunities of the biggest global event in Australia since Sydney 2000.  

As Australia’s largest community sport of almost two million participants, Football is an inclusive platform that can deliver economic, health and social benefits to more Australians than ever before. The whole nation is excited about the life-changing opportunities that lie ahead.

Through the five pillars of Legacy ‘23, we can partner together to deliver enduring outcomes for our game beyond the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™.

Legacy '23 Pillars

Five Pillars of Legacy ‘23

1. Participation

Growing our game through expanded community programs to ultimately achieve gender parity in 2027, with 400,000+ new female participants.

By expanding the reach and impact of Australia’s most diverse and largest club participation sport, we can create more economic, health and social benefits for all Australians, and unlock the potential of women and girls from Indigenous and migrant communities.

Participation - Growing our game

2. Community Facilities

Building our game through improved grassroots infrastructure to ensure equitable female facilities  to meet surging demand.

Together we can help remove the barriers to female participation and growth at all levels of our game to create positive, thriving communities across Australia.

Football Pitch

3. Leadership & Development

Leading our game through capacity in women’s leadership, increased female representation in key roles to shape the future of Australian sport and a culture that welcomes more women and girls to the game.

Kate Jacewicz

4. Tourism & International Engagement

Expanding our game to boost tourism, trade and international relations when hosting 32 nations and their leaders.

Together we can strengthen relations with our Indo-Pacific neighbours, and promote Australian tourism and trade through the platform of the world game and the biggest-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup™.

Junior Matildas v Solomon Islands

5. High Performance

Elevating our game with world class preparation to support our Commonwealth Bank Matildas, whilst also developing the next generation of talent.

Matildas celebrate