Sydney, Australia has won the right to host the 2021 FIPFA World Cup with the event set to be held in at the Sydney Olympic Park precinct in Homebush.
The wonderful news comes as a major boost for Powerchair Football in Australia and will be an amazing opportunity for the nation to host such a major football sporting event.
The National Committee of APFA lodged a bid to host the 2021 Powerchair Football World Cup in late 2017 alongside a bid with England with the Australian bid taking out the honours.
Football NSW played a pivotal role in the bid alongside the FFA as well as former Socceroo coach Mr Rale Rasic and Hills United President Kazan Hadden whom all assisted the APFA in fulfilling this dream come in hosting this event come to reality.
The APFA Executive thanked their patron, Mr Rale Rasic, CEO of Football NSW Stuart Hodge and Head of Community Football Peter Hugg, CEO of Football Federation of Australia David Gallop and Head of National Teams Luke Casserley and NSW Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Ray Williams MP.
President of the Australian Powerchair Football Association Matthew Cross was delighted with the result and was ready to commence preparations for the big World Cup.
“Congratulations to all in this very exciting announcement that we hope will see the sport grow and prosper for decades to come, bringing the world to our shores.
“This World Cup will also provide inherent media exposure for the sport, increasing access to sporting grants, and creating improved community awareness and goodwill that such massive events provide.
“This will now require a lot of work, but we are fortunate in having obtained undertakings of assistance from all the major football bodies, some leading corporate’s and the Government.”