Wanderers Football Park among training sites revealed for FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

Western Sydney Wanderers FC is proud to announce that following the conclusion of team facility planning for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, FIFA today named Wanderers Football Park as one of the first Training Sites in Australia.

Available for training sessions by the participating nations throughout the tournament, a total of thirteen (13) training sites were selected following a detailed and thorough evaluation process.

Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said he was proud that Wanderers Football Park was named as one of only four Sydney based Training Sites.

“Wanderers Football Park, and our Centre of Football, was created to be an asset to our region and show the world what Western Sydney has to offer,” said Tsatsimas.

“Being selected as one of the first training sites for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ is an honour and is another positive step in our long-term commitment to hosting events, training sessions, and matches at our venue to represent our region.

“The investment of our owners, and support of Blacktown City Council in the development of this venue, to be inclusive and with a pure football focus has been second-to-none and we look forward to hosting some of the world’s best teams in 2023.”

With eight full-size football fields, gymnasium, recovery and change facilities, and development of additional changerooms and a five-a-side facility to be completed this year, Wanderers Football Park is set to be an icon in Western Sydney.

The confirmation of the Training Sites marks another milestone for the Host Cities with each venue now being afforded 18 months to prepare for the first FIFA tournament in the southern hemisphere.

Football Australia’s Head of Women’s World Cup Legacy, Sarah Walsh, said that this announcement begins to make the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ more tangible at the local level.

“Beyond the major stadia, we now see multiple facilities having an opportunity to be a part of this tournament of firsts, with many of these Training Sites having a strong football footprint and are deeply embedded in their local communities,” said Walsh.

“Through our community facilities Legacy ’23pillar, we will be working to ensure that many more community grounds are equipped with female friendly sporting facilities to accelerate the growth of women’s football post tournament.”

In the coming months, the next phase of the training site project will be completed, with an evaluation of other prospective Training Sites across both Australia and New Zealand.

For more information about VSP’s facilities and accommodation, visit the dedicated venue website.

The current list of Training Sites includes:

  • Sydney / Gadigal – Leichhardt Oval, Leichardt, ES Marks Athletics Field, Kensington, Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood, and Western Sydney Wanderers Centre of Football, Blacktown
  • Melbourne / Naarm – Reggio Calabria Club, Parkville, JL Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, and Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park
  • Adelaide / Tarntanya – South Australia Football Centre, Gepps Cross, Marden Sports Complex, Marden
  • Brisbane / Meaanjin – Spencer Park, Newmarket, Perry Park, Bowen Hills
  • Perth / Boorloo – Western Australia State Football Centre, Queens Park, Dorrien Gardens, West Perth