Basketball Australia and the NSW Government have won the bid to host the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup at Sydney Olympic Park over ten days in September and October of 2022.
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup is played every four years. It is the biggest international women’s basketball competition in the world, bringing together 144 of the best players on the planet representing 12 basketball powerhouse nations for 38 games across the tournament.
Coach of the NSW Institute of Sport’s Wheelchair Basketball Program Janna Mizens is thrilled to have the able-bodied event take place so close.
“It’s incredibly exciting to have the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup coming to Sydney Olympic Park”
“For the basketball community of Sydney it’s a great chance for us to appreciate and celebrate the skill of the best able-bodied female basketball players in the world”
“Whilst our wheelchair basketballers train at Auburn Basketball Centre, we’ll definitely hope to catch a game or two after a gym session at NSWIS”.
As the host nation, Australia will earn automatic entry into the 19th edition of the tournament, which will also mark the first time Australia has hosted a FIBA World Cup event since 1994.
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 is supported by the NSW Government through tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, and the Office of Sport.