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Ministerial media release: 100 day countdown begins for Women’s Rugby League World Cup

August 2017

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres has welcomed an exciting milestone for the Women’s Rugby League World Cup, with today marking 100 days until the world’s first standalone event.

“We will soon witness women’s sporting history in Sydney, with the world’s best female rugby league players on our shores vying for the Rugby League World Cup 2017,” Mr Ayres said.

“There has been incredible interest in the Women’s Rugby Sevens teams over the last few years, and it is now time for women’s rugby league to take centre stage as we celebrate the continued growth of women’s sport in New South Wales and across the country.

“Women’s Rugby League is the fastest growing area of the game and skyrocketing participation rates are a credit to the dedication and passion of the players and teams involved.

“We look forward to hosting the women’s Rugby League World Cup pool rounds and semi-final events in Sydney and I am sure we’ll see packed stadiums to cheer on the players.”

The pool rounds will be played as triple-headers, providing a great opportunity for fans to see three quality matches in one day and to be part of sporting history.

The CEO of the RLWC2017 Organising Committee, Andrew Hill, said competing countries include Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, England, Canada and the Cook Islands.

“Women’s Rugby League continues to go from strength to strength and in 100 days from now we will see the best players contest for the title of 2017 World Cup winners,” Mr Hill said.

The World Cup will begin from 16 November, 2017 at Southern Cross Stadium in Cronulla.

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MEDIA: Vanessa Grimm I Minister Ayres I 0419 744 236