2023 Women’s Sport Events to Look Forward to Globally

2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations winners Banyana Banyana will feature at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Photo: FIFA Women’s World Cup

Following a memorable year for women’s sport that included  Euro 2022, Rugby World Cup and the Cricket World Cup, 2023 promises to be even better.

There are exciting times on the horizon, with several exciting women’s tournaments to look forward to this year.

South Africa will be gearing up as the country plays host to the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup, which will take place from 14-29 January.

The 6th edition of the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup will feature 12 women’s national indoor hockey teams, that  will go head-to-head to be crowned indoor hockey world champions.

The event is scheduled to take place between 5-11 February 2023, at the Heartfelt Arena in Pretoria, South Africa.

The rainbow nation will also be hosting the ICC Senior Women’s T20 World Cup, that is scheduled between 10-26 February.

Included in the 10 teams that will be contesting the World Cup, are defending champions Australia alongside England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka to name a few.

The Women’s Six Nations that will take place in England, is scheduled between 25 March to 19 April.

The English side, who is looking for their fifth consecutive title, will be competing against Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy.

The ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Final will take place in Durban, South Africa for the first time since 1939. The tournament will run from 20-28 May.

From 22 June to 18 July, England and Australia will lock horns across three different formats in the Woman’s Ashes.

The competition will kick off  with a five-day Test Match, followed by three one-day Internationals. England will be eager to get their hands on the coveted crown, with their last win coming back in 2014.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup will be co-hosted for the very first time by Australia and New Zealand,  and will unfold between 20 July – 20 August.

For the first time in the tournament’s history, 32 teams will be vying for the title, as opposed to the 24 teams in 2019.

Teams such as Morocco, the Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Vietnam and Zambia, will be making their World Cup debuts.

Meanwhile, the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations winners Banyana Banyana, have been drawn in Group G, alongside South American powerhouse Argentina and European giants Italy and Sweden.

The Tour de France femme will start in Clermont-Ferrand and will conclude in Pau, from 23-30 July.

This year’s race will be eight stages again, but with bigger climbs and will include a time trial.

South Africa will again play hosts when the Netball World Cup kicks off in Cape Town, at the International Convention Center, from 28 July- 6 August.

The 16 teams that will be making their way to our shores include defending champions New Zealand, 2019 runners up Australia, Jamaica, Fiji and Zimbabwe amongst others.

 

Photo 1 Caption: 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations winners Banyana Banyana will feature at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Photo: FIFA Women’s World Cup

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