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Category: Football Federation Australia

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A-League clubs to take control of competition in new deal with FFA

Impasse over independently-run A-League has been brokenNew entity to manage the A-League and W-LeagueAn impasse over creating an independently-run A-League has been broken with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to soon cede control to clubs. A new en…

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A-League clubs to take control of competition in new deal with FFA

Impasse over independently-run A-League has been brokenNew entity to manage the A-League and W-LeagueAn impasse over creating an independently-run A-League has been broken with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to soon cede control to clubs. A new en…

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Australia considers joint bid with Indonesia to host 2034 World Cup

FFA confirms it has held talks with Asian nationAustralia is bidding to host 2023 Women’s World CupAustralia and Indonesia are exploring the possibility of a joint bid to host the 2034 World Cup after officials from FFA and their Indonesian counterpart…

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Matildas unfazed by noise at home ahead of pre-World Cup test against Netherlands | Richard Parkin

Despite the latest in the Alen Stajcic saga, Australia’s focus remains firmly on preparations for FranceNestled away in a quiet, leafy street in the town of Mierlo, some 15km out of Eindhoven, for the Matildas the problems of Australian football are li…

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Australia launches 2023 Women’s World Cup bid with hopes high for France 2019

Successful bid will inspire new generation, says FFAFFA are quietly confident of a deep run in FranceAustralia’s bid to host the Women’s World Cup was officially launched on Tuesday, with FFA chief executive David Gallop saying he was confident the Mat…

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Adelaide United midfielder Ken Ilsø banned after positive cocaine test

Danish player awaits results of B testClub treating matter with the ‘utmost seriousness’Adelaide United midfielder Ken Ilsø has been provisionally suspended by Football Federation under its anti-doping policy.FFA confirmed the player returned a positiv…

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Football Federation Australia criticised for supporting Sheikh Salman’s re-election

Bahraini AFC president’s bid gets Australian backingHakeem al-Araibi demands answers from FFAA “shocked and disappointed” Hakeem al-Araibi has called on Football Federation Australia to justify its support of Sheikh Salman Ibrahim Al-Khalifa’s bid for …

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‘My career is in tatters’: Alen Stajcic breaks silence on Matildas sacking

Former coach says he is considering legal actionClaims he still does not know why he was sackedAlen Stajcic has hit out at Football Federation Australia after his sacking as Matildas coach, saying his career is in tatters and his reputation ruined but …

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Hakeem al-Araibi: FFA cancels team trip to Thailand in support of refugee footballer

In first instance of sporting sanctions, Australia’s Under-23s Olyroos training trip cancelled amid outrage over Al-Araibi’s detention and extradition trialFootball Federation Australia has cancelled a planned Under-23s training trip to Thailand in the…

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Search for Matildas coach ramps up as Alen Stajcic mulls options

FFA to begin conducting interviews this weekStrong interest from ‘well credentialed coaches’Storm clouds around FFA’s decision to sack Matildas coach Alen Stajcic should bring their downpour within a week, as the jilted coach considers his options and …

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David Squires on … a forgettable week in Australian football

Australia’s exit from the Asian Cup and the shock sacking of the Matildas’ coach make for dark daysTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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FFA vice chair Heather Reid to step down for ‘indefinite leave’

Veteran football administrator and to step down this weekPioneer of women’s game reportedly cites personal reasonsFootball Federation Australia board member and vice chair Heather Reid has temporarily stood down, as the fallout from the sacking of Mati…

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Football Federation Australia ‘swamped’ by applicants for Matildas job

Details about Alen Stajcic’s sacking remain unknownChris Nikou says board’s decision was unanimousFootball Federation Australia chairman Chris Nikou remains defiant on the controversial sacking of Alen Stajcic as the search for his successor gathers pa…

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Alen Stajcic: Matildas thank sacked coach for his advocacy for women’s game

Players release statement via Professional Footballers AustraliaSpecific reasons for Stajcic’s dismissal still withheld from publicSacked Australian football coach Alen Stajcic has received an endorsement from his former players. The Matildas released …

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FFA remains tightlipped over Alen Stajcic despite Matildas’ show of support

CEO David Gallop meets with senior players Majority of squad show support for sacked coachSenior members of the Matildas have met with David Gallop after expressing their disappointment at coach Alen Stajcic’s sacking, but Football Federation Australia…

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First test of new FFA board delivers an outcome in its own image | Richard Parkin

With financials a major consideration, the decision on A-League expansion appears an eminently sensible oneWith the announcement of Western Melbourne and Macarthur-South West Sydney as the two new A-League expansion clubs, we have our first real glimps…

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David Squires on … the departure of a legend and the FFA AGM

Our cartoonist reflects on a tumultuous week in Australian football, including the FFA AGMIf you like David’s cartoons, buy his new book Goalless Draws Continue reading…

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FFA’s new board has its work cut out establishing unity of purpose | Jonathan Howcroft

Election confirms power shift in Australian football but there are some uneasy bedfellows at top of football’s pyramid The reform of Football Federation Australia continued apace on Monday with the election of a new board and a new chair at a momentous…

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Chris Nikou named new Football Federation Australia chairman

Heather Reid named deputy chairSteven Lowy delivers no-holds barred final speechChris Nikou has been elected the new chairman of Football Federation Australia following the organisation’s AGM, as Steven Lowy bid farewell to the game he and his family h…

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Arnold makes Milligan Australia captain

Milligan honoured to lead the national sideHe succeeds Mile Jedinak as the skipper of the SocceroosHead Coach Graham Arnold today named Mark Milligan as the captain of Australia’s senior men’s national football team.Milligan, who has been capped 72 tim…