Vera Pauw 'Delighted' at Base Camp Confirmation for World Cup

Vera Pauw 'Delighted' at Base Camp Confirmation for World Cup Vera Pauw 'Delighted' at Base Camp Confirmation for World Cup
Grace Fisher

The Republic of Ireland Women's National Team will be based in Brisbane, Australia for the duration of their stay at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023.

The Ireland squad will stay at the Emporium Hotel and use Goodwin Park for training once they land in Brisbane in early July ahead of the tournament kicking off.

Ireland's first game in Group B, against co-hosts Australia, will be played in the Sydney Football Stadium on July 20th before they travel to Perth to meet Canada on July 26th in the Perth Rectangular Stadium and then take on Nigeria in Lang Park in Brisbane on July 31st.

Ireland WNT Manager Vera Pauw said: "We are delighted that our Team Base Camp will be in Brisbane, because it was actually our first choice and will help with our preparation for our games in the World Cup.


"After the Draw for the tournament was made, I was part of our FAI delegation that flew directly to Sydney to visit some of the potential hotels and training grounds on offer to teams. But we actually decided that Brisbane would be a better fit and our International Operations Department completed a site visit of the facilities there and supplied a detailed report that gave us a fantastic insight.

"A lot of work has already taken place in preparation for next year's tournament and we look forward to getting the players back in again for a camp in February, but it is very positive that we now know our Team Base Camp."

For the first time in FIFA Women’s World Cup history, competing countries will use dedicated Team Base Camps in next year’s tournament. A Team Base Camp includes a training site and accommodation.

In addition to the Team Base Camps, there are Venue Specific Team Hotels and Venue Specific Training Sites aligned to the 10 match venues. These will primarily be used on the day before match days. There will also be a Referees Base Camp at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney.


Ireland—who moved up to an all-time high of 23rd in the latest FIFA Women's World Rankings—will have international camps in February, April and June ahead of the World Cup.

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