SOCCER enthusiast Steven Issa kicked a goal for Parramatta as Lord Mayor, calling on council to put forward the City as a training hub for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
In a Lord Mayoral minute at council’s last meeting for the term, Cr Issa proposed that council approach Football Australia to investigate opportunities for the Australian team to train in City of Parramatta facilities.
“This may include being used as a team’s base training facility throughout their World Cup campaign,” Cr Issa said.
“The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup as the world’s biggest women’s sporting event presents an opportunity to showcase the City of Parramatta, our diverse recreation and sporting facilities, and the passionate sporting fans that call our City home. .
“As global Sydney’s Central City, and the gateway to places, services and experiences in Sydney’s West, the City of Parramatta should seek to maximise the opportunities presented by the biggest global event in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.”
Cr Issa’s motion was supported enthusiastically by his fellow councillors.