Statement from the Board of Football Federation Australia

Football Federation Australia’s Board of Directors today acknowledged the outcome of the Extraordinary General Meeting, held in Sydney.

The Members voted on two resolutions. 

The first Resolution was to amend the Constitution of the FFA to give effect to recommendations made by the Congress Review Working Group. This resolution was passed, with eight votes in favour and two against.

The second Resolution was intended to set up a process to consider and propose a new Leagues governance model. This resolution was passed unanimously.

Chairman Steven Lowy said while the FFA board is disappointed with some aspects of the vote, it respects the right of members to give effect to their views through today’s vote.

“These are many reasons to be optimistic about the future of our sport and I encourage the football community to work together and act in the best interests of the game as a whole.

Today’s vote means I will carry through with my stated intention not to seek re-election at the upcoming AGM,” he said.

Mr Lowy said it had been a privilege to serve as Chairman of FFA.

“I am immensely proud of what has been achieved, both on and off the pitch.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported the FFA board during a challenging time for the game.

My fellow directors have been thoroughly professional, collegial and supportive throughout.

“Finally, I would like to thank the FFA management team and all employees, led by David Gallop. It manages an enormous range of issues domestically and internationally with limited resources and I appreciate the excellent job they have done and will continue to do for our great game,” Mr Lowy said.

An extract of the Chairman’s address at the EGM is available here.