England to Host Women's World CupDate Posted: 08 November 2013
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced that England will host the Women’s World Cup in 2018, after the conclusion of a bidding process which saw England and New Zealand as the final shortlisted candidates to host the tournament.
The purpose-built Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is currently being developed as part of the hockey legacy following the London 2012 Olympic Games and will play host to the event.
England has also won bids to host two further major international tournaments - the Women’s Champions Event in 2016 and the Men’s World League Round 3 in 2017 as well as hosting the EuroHockey Championships in August 2015.
There is now an exciting calendar of major international hockey events to look forward to in this country, with back-to-back tournaments from 2015 to 2018.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “Last year’s phenomenal Olympic and Paralympic Games showed the world that when it comes to hosting major sporting events London is unsurpassed. I am delighted that the International Hockey Federation has recognised that there is no better place on earth in which to host their events.
“The Greater London Authority has been working very closely with UK Sport and England Hockey to secure this competition. Our success is well-deserved and we all look forward to an exciting few years of world-class hockey here in London.”
INCREDIBLE news that England have won the bid to host the 2018 Women's World Cup!!!