Stefan Kamasz stands down from Football Australia board

Football Australia confirms that Stefan Kamasz has stepped down from the Board of Football Australia, effective immediately due to personal reasons.

Stefan Kamasz, inducted into the Football Australia Hall of Fame in 2014, has been an outstanding contributor to Australian football for several decades. 

He was appointed to the Football Australia Board on 25 November 2020 and was a Member of the Football Australia Referees Committee and the Football Development Committee during his tenure.  

Stefan arrived in Australia from England in 1969 to play for Northern NSW club Weston Bears, winning three championships in 1971, 1972 and 1973. 

This was followed by a distinguished career as a football administrator having held many positions in football including, President and Treasurer of Northern NSW Football between 1978 and 1982, Director of the Australian Soccer Federation (ASF), Team Manager of the Australian Men’s National Team (Socceroos), General Manager of the National Soccer League (NSL) between 1982 and 1988 and again between 1996 and 2004, Acting CEO of Soccer Australia, Chief Executive of Sydney FC between 2008 and 2013, General Manager (1990-1993) and Director of Sydney Olympic FC, General Manager of the Johnny Warren Football Foundation and Head of Competitions and Interim CEO of Football NSW. 

Football Australia Chair, Chris Nikou applauded Stefan’s long and successful tenure with the sport.

“Stefan is synonymous with Australian football having strongly contributed to our game for many decades across various layers and eras of the game.”

“Whilst disappointed to lose someone of Stefan’s calibre and wealth of experience from the Board of Football Australia, he will be no stranger to our game, and we thank him for his contribution and wish him all the best with his personal endeavours.”

Stefan Kamasz was an Elected Director which means a casual vacancy has now arisen on the Board.  In accordance with the Constitution, the Board will consider the casual vacancy position and update Members in due course.