Football Australia enhances National Team excellence with new leadership appointments

In the forthcoming fortnight, Football Australia will underscore its commitment to delivering national team excellence when it commences a global search to fill four newly established leadership roles within its National Teams’ set-up.

Reporting into Head of National Teams, Gary Moretti, the positions include General Manager – Women’s National Teams, General Manager – Men’s National Teams, General Manager – Football Data & Analysis and General Manager – High Performance.

These roles are pivotal in supporting the delivery and accountability of performance outcomes aligning with Football Australia’s vision as detailed in the XI Principles for the future of Australian Football. Each role is essential for the development, management and the long-term success of all high performance and national team programs and initiatives.

Upon announcing these additions to the National Teams structure, Football Australia CEO, James Johnson remarked: “The realignment and increased number of specialised resources for our senior and youth national teams stem from a comprehensive internal review of our current high performance structure when benchmarked against leading football and sporting organisations globally.

“We are a football first organisation, and this heightened focus and investment in our national teams is a reflection of our ambition. These new roles are designed to ensure everything possible is being done to deliver our strategic goal of being a leading football nation within the Asian Football Confederation and that all ages groups, men’s and women’s, are qualifying for every FIFA senior and youth World Cup.”

Led by Moretti, Football Australia’s National Teams will work in parallel with the governing body’s Technical Department overseen by Chief Football Officer, Ernie Merrick, with a new 10-year Technical Strategy for Australian Football to be unveiled later this month.

Details of all positions will be available on the Football Australia website from Tuesday, 14 May 2024 with the General Manager – High Performance from Tuesday, 7 May 2024. Specialist recruitment firms will also participate in the process to secure the most qualified candidates for these crucial roles.

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