Football Federation Australia AGM gears up for post-Lowy future

The timing of this AGM is essential because there is a yawning gap between the game’s leaders and grassroots

Football Federation Australia hosts its 15th Annual General Meeting next Monday and it promises to be one of the most notable in the organisation’s history. It will be the first formal gathering of Australian football’s leaders since the culmination of the bitter congress expansion dispute, and the decisions taken will have far-reaching implications.

The most significant order of business is the replenishment of the FFA board. The board is comprised of nine directors, six elected and three appointed. Four of these elected positions are up for grabs at the AGM, including the role of chair. By the end of Monday’s meeting FFA will not be chaperoned by a member of the Lowy family for the first time in its existence.

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