Sydney, Australia will host the 14th World Netball Championships in 2015. The decision was announced today by netball’s world governing body IFNA (International Federation of Netball Associations) following a meeting of the IFNA Board of Directors.
Sydney was competing against Manchester to host the Championships. The IFNA Board appointed an Evaluation Committee to visit both cities and undertake a comprehensive evaluation process.
The Evaluation Committee found that the standard of both bids was extremely high but Sydney had a number of features which were exceptional. The Sydney Olympic Park precinct will provide an extraordinary environment for the athletes, with world class accommodation, training and competition venues all within walking distance. This, in combination with a commitment to deliver “the most commercially successful World Netball Championships ever”, was central to the decision appointing Sydney as the successful host city for 2015.
Molly Rhone, President of IFNA commented: “I am delighted to confirm that the World Netball Championships 2015 will be held at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. Sydney Olympic Park is truly magnificent and will provide unique infrastructure, facilities, venues and accommodation for our event. We are certain that athletes, officials and spectators will have an amazing experience in Sydney and we look forward to working with New South Wales Events and Netball Australia as they commence their preparations.”