Prominent Greek-Australian footballer, Teresa Polias is a fervent supporter of Sydney’s Sutherland suburb becoming a training ground for 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Australia and New Zealand will be hosts of this event, with both nations offering up 16 training bases for visiting players.
The Sutherland Shire Football Association is working to fulfil the FIFA criteria and become one of those 16 bases.
A FIFA representative was due to inspect the area earlier this month but the NSW COVID-19 outbreak has kept them from doing so.
According to local paper The Leader, former Matildas midfielder and Sydney FC W-League captain Teresa Polias, who grew up in the southern suburbs, believes this will be the biggest event in the history of women’s football in Australia.
This Women’s World Cup will make history by being the event’s first ever Southern Hemisphere host, the first in the Oceania Football Confederation and the first to have 32 teams, eight more than the previous edition in France in 2019.