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Australia wins 2027 Netball World Cup bid



Australia has received the nod to host another global sporting event, with Sydney winning hosting rights to the 2027 Netball World Cup.


It will be the fourth time Australia has hosted the global event, the harbour city having previously hosted in 1991 and 2015, both ending in the host nation saluting with


Australia was runner-up in 1967 when Perth became the first Australian city to host the quadrennial event then contested by only eight teams.


The decision to award Australia hosting rights for the fourth time was made by the International Netball Federation (INF).


"Australia put in a strong bid and we are confident they will deliver an excellent event in the city of Sydney, as we have seen Netball Australia do so in the past," INF President Liz Nicholl said.


"As our sport continues to grow and evolve at an unprecedented rate around the globe, we look forward to working with the Organising Committee and Netball Australia on netball's growth and development whilst delivering a thrilling world-class event that will no doubt inspire all and work towards creating a better world through netball."


The Diamonds, coached by current Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich were runners-up to New Zealand at the previous World Cup in Liverpool, England, and they will bid for a record-extending 12th crown when the event is hosted in South Africa for the first time in 2023, in Cape Town.


First though the Diamonds will aim for gold at next year's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, after their silver medal on the Gold Coast.


The news comes less than a year after Australia and New Zealand were awarded joint hosting rights to the FIFA Women's World Cup for 2023.


The news arrived on the same day as the West Coast Fever was set to travel to Sydney ahead of their round one clash with the Melbourne Vixens, only to remain in Perth at the eleventh hour after being granted an exemption to train amidst Perth's coronavirus lockdown, which is set to end at 12:01 AM on Tuesday morning.


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