The Australian Communications team for the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 has been fully assembled:
- Steve Bond joined the organisation in August 2021, returning to the world of football after a brief stint at not-for-profit organisation, Take 3 for the Sea, as Head of Communications. Prior to that, Steve spent close to a decade in communications roles at Chelsea Football Club, having begun life as a Sports Journalist and later Editor for UK press agency, Sportsbeat / News Associates.
- Sarah Widera is appointed Senior Communications Manager. She continues her career with FIFA, having spent the last eight years in various roles with the federation, while based in Switzerland. Prior to that, Sarah spent four years in journalism roles at FOX Sports Australia.
- Scott Crebbin is welcomed to the team as Media Operations and Services Senior Manager. Experienced in communications, media relations and events management, Scott held prior roles at events such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Rugby, as well as comms roles in the government sector.
- Anneliese Rubie-Renshaw takes on the role of Communications Coordinator. The dual Olympian brings along experience from various roles in e-commerce start-ups, social media and event marketing.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 will commence on the 20th
of July 2023, being the first held in the Southern Hemisphere, first to be co-hosted by two confederations (AFC and OFC), and first edition to feature 32 teams.