Who We Are

Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body of football in Australia and is a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body for football. Information regarding FIFA is available at FIFA.com.

FIFA is made up of the FFA and 210 other national associations, and also recognises six confederations loosely grouped along continental lines. Each national association is also a member of a confederation. FFA has been a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since joining the body on January 1, 2006. For information regarding AFC please visit AFC.com.

Football Federation Australia was established in 2004 and is a member-based organisation loosely based on Australia’s federated system of government. FFA’s membership is comprised of:

  • Capital Football
  • Football Northern Territory
  • Football South Australia
  • Football Tasmania
  • Football Victoria
  • Football New South Wales
  • Football Queensland
  • Football West
  • Northern New South Wales Football

Each of these governing bodies has a commitment to comply with the FFA constitution, applicable statutes, by-laws and regulations, and are responsible for the game within their respective geographic region.

In 2005, FFA established Australia's first ever fully professional national football league - the A-League. Today, the A-League consists of the following football clubs:

  • Adelaide United
  • Brisbane Roar
  • Central Coast Mariners
  • Macarthur FC
  • Melbourne Victory
  • Melbourne City
  • Newcastle Jets
  • Perth Glory
  • Sydney FC
  • Wellington Phoenix (New Zealand)
  • Western United
  • Western Sydney Wanderers

Just three years after the commencement of the A-League in 2005, FFA introduced the Westfield W-League. Today there are eight teams who are affiliated with A-League clubs and one standalone club from Canberra. Today, the Westfield W-League includes the following clubs:

  • Adelaide United
  • Brisbane Roar
  • Canberra United
  • Melbourne Victory
  • Melbourne City
  • Newcastle Jets
  • Perth Glory
  • Sydney FC
  • Western Sydney Wanderers

In 2019, following a substantial period of research and discussion, it was agreed that Australia’s professional Leagues would be divested from FFA’s governance and management. A new Leagues entity is currently being finalised, however the symmetries and synergies that exist between the professional game and FFA’s focus on community football, pathways, the FFA Cup, and various men’s and women’s National Teams, means that there will remain close collaboration between the two organisations moving forward.

FFA's long-term vision is for Football to be the largest and most popular sport in Australia.

FFA Board

Chair: Chris Nikou
Mark Bresciano
Joseph Carrozzi
Amy Duggan
Robyn FitzRoy
Stefan Kamasz
Heather Reid AM
Carla Wilshire

Senior Management Team

Chief Executive Officer: James Johnson
Chief Operating Officer: Mark Falvo
Head of Legal, Business Affairs & Integrity – Company Secretary: Tim Holden
Head of Leagues: Greg O'Rourke
Interim Head of Community, Women's Football and Football Development: Sarah Walsh
Head of Marketing, Communications and Corporate Affairs: Peter Filopoulos
Head of Women’s World Cup 2023 Office: Jane Fernandez
Interim Technical Director: Trevor Morgan