Sport in Sydney
The Sydney sports calendar is jam-packed with thrilling action and a wide variety of matches, tournaments and festivals taking place in the year ahead. Along with top cricket, netball, football and rugby, is the excitement of thoroughbred racing, motorsports, sailing, surfing and golf.
Upcoming sporting events in Sydney include
- Sydney Lunar Festival – Dragon Boat Races, February 2020
- Bowl-A-Rama, February 2020
- HSBC Sydney 7s, February 2020
- ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, February – November 2020
- Vissla Sydney Surf Pro, March 2020
- World Barefoot Waterski Championships, April 2020
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is on December 26, just days before the spectacular Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks dazzle the night sky above beautiful Sydney Harbour. There are vantage points around the harbour to watch the dramatic start of one of the world’s toughest yacht races.
February sees the return of the HSBC Sydney 7s. The exciting fast paced Rugby tournament has a new venue for 2020, at the world-class Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta. Alongside the competition is the Sydney 7s Festival, featuring a mixture of world-class performers, local music acts and multi-cultural entertainers.
The same month is the start of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, which will be the biggest women’s sporting event ever staged in Australia. Taking place across six cities, Sydney will be hosting a spectacular opening celebration at Sydney Showground Stadium as well as the semi-finals at Sydney Cricket Ground.
In March is the World Surf League’s first-ever WSL Challenger Series event – The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro, held in Manly. The competition will include men’s and women’s events, taking place from 8th to 14th March, with over 200 of the world’s top surfers competing.
The biannual World Barefoot Waterski Championships takes place in April in Liverpool, with the world’s best skiers competing at speeds of up to 75 kilometres per hour, as well as performing tricks, slalom and jumping close to 30 metres in the air superman style.