Congress Review Working Group Submission to FIFA Made Public


With permission from FIFA, the members of the FIFA and AFC mandated Australian Congress Review Working Group (CRWG), today made public the report and recommendations for the future governance of football in Australia.

The publication of the report was made in the interest of transparency and good governance and in order for the whole of the Australian Football Family to understand the consensus that had been reached on its behalf by the multi-stakeholder working group.

The CRWG report was published on the respective web sites of CRWG Member organisations and provided to relevant news organisations in Australia.

The one hundred page report was submitted to FIFA and the AFC by the required deadline of July 31, 2018 and will now be presented to the FIFA Member Associations Committee at its next meeting on 20 August 2018.

At the time of the submission of the report to FIFA and the AFC Judith Griggs, Chair of the CRWG said “I would like to thank all the members of the CRWG for their extremely hard work and constant engagement over the last seven weeks, since my appointment as Chair. Their collaboration, vision, passion and dedication to football in Australia has led to this comprehensive report and its recommendations.

My sincere appreciation also, to all of the stakeholder groups: from professionals to amateurs; from officials to fans; from all levels of clubs, youth groups, indigenous programs and women’s groups; all dedicated knowledge, time and energy to this process.

Finally, my thanks to the professionals at FIFA, AFC and the FFA for their commitment to creating a brighter future for football in Australia.”

Speaking today on the publication of the report, Greg Griffin, Chairman and CEO of the APFCA said: “This report and its recommendations represent an opportunity for a new era of collaboration, transparency and democracy for Australian Football. They are borne from a process of unprecedented cooperation and engagement between the diverse stakeholders of our game – interactions that should be given every chance of becoming the cornerstone of a brighter future for the entire game.

He added: “APFCA would like to acknowledge the relentless efforts of all CRWG Members and the Chair, Judith Griggs, together with the many stakeholders of our game that contributed to achieving what the entire APFCA Membership firmly believe is an optimal outcome on behalf of the whole Australian Football Family. We are thankful to FIFA and the AFC for having the foresight to mandate and support the CRWG.”

Click here for the full report.