Sydney will stage the Netball World Cup in 2027 after Netball Australia won the rights to the tournament. Qudos Bank Arena will be the primary venue.
It will mark the fourth time Australia hosts the Netball World Cup and the third edition in Sydney, after the 1991 and 2015 tournaments.
Netball Australia will be celebrating its centenary in 2027, when the 16 best national teams in the world are now set to descend on the city.
“An enormous amount of work went into our bid and it’s thrilling to think that we can now begin to transform our vision into reality,” said Netball Australia chair Paolina Hunt.
“We know that netball plays a key role in connecting and empowering young women and girls and an event such as this is a North Star for young athletes who can now dream of working to represent the Diamonds in front of huge home crowds.
“We acknowledge the responsibility of winning an event such as this and will work to ensure that lasting benefits will be enjoyed by communities throughout New South Wales, Australia and the region.”
Organisers claim the event will leave lasting benefits for women and girls inside and outside of the netball community, and this is the ninth World Cup to be awarded to New South Wales as the state bids to fulfil its 10 World Cups in 10 Years initiative.