Football Australia Hosts 21st Annual General Meeting

The twenty-first Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Football Australia Limited was held at 3:00pm (ACST) (3:30pm AEST) on Thursday, 30 May 2024, at Football South Australia’s offices at ServiceFM Stadium, in Adelaide and via videoconference.

The AGM coincided with the release of the Football Australia 2023 Abridged Annual Review.

During the AGM, members received and reviewed Football Australia’s Financial Report, which uniquely covered the six months up to 31 December 2023. This transition period arose following Football Australia’s shift to a calendar-based financial year, aligning the financial reporting with Football Australia’s operational season. Members also considered the Annual Budget for FY24 and discussed the organisation’s activities during the period.

An election was held for one Director position on the Football Australia Board, as stipulated by its Constitution. Mr. Joseph Carrozzi AM, proposed by Football South Australia and seconded by Northern New South Wales Football, was re-elected for a further term expiring at the 2027 AGM.

Additionally, the meeting addressed the ratification of Dr. Deidre Anderson AM as a member and the Chair of the Women’s Football Council, an appointment met with unanimous support.

Following the AGM, the Board convened and unanimously re-elected Mr. Anter Isaac as Chairman and Ms Jaclyn Lee-Joe as Deputy Chair. In his address, Chairman Isaac congratulated Mr. Carrozzi AM on his re-election the Board and welcomed Dr. Anderson AM to her new role. He shared his vision for the strategic direction and future ambitions of Football Australia:

“I am delighted to congratulate Joseph Carrozzi on his re-election to the Board, and I warmly welcome Deidre Anderson as a Member and new Chair of the Women’s Football Council,” said Mr. Isaac. “Their collective expertise and dedicated leadership are pivotal as we continue to drive our strategic vision and foster growth across all levels of Australian football.”

“In my inaugural Chairman’s Report, I am heartened by the transformative journey we’ve embarked on since November 2023. The past six months have been crucial in setting our strategic direction toward sustainability and growth at all levels,” Isaac added.

“Our Board has pivoted from short-term, transactional thinking to embrace a strategic, long-term vision, fostering a culture where trust, capability, and capacity thrive,” Isaac elaborated. “This shift is supported by substantial investments in our systems and processes, aligning our operations more closely with the football season to enhance efficiencies. Moreover, strategic appointments like that of Gary Moretti as Head of National Teams underscore our commitment to improving performance and leadership.”

“Looking ahead, we are committed to fostering collaboration and unity, essential for the long-term success and growth of Australian football,” Isaac concluded. “We aim to maintain a formidable, stable, and dependable presence, both locally and internationally. Navigating the evolving landscape of football with confidence, we believe in our collective ability to ensure that Australian football not only thrives but also continues to inspire national pride through its achievements.”

The Football Australia Board comprises the following members:

  1. Anter ISAAC – Chair
  2. Jaclyn LEE-JOE – Deputy Chair
  3. Joseph CARROZZI AM
  4. Sam CICCARELLO
  5. Heather GARRIOCK
  6. Catriona NOBLE
  7. Spiro PAPPAS

Football Australia’s 2023 Abridged Annual Review, which includes financial and strategic updates, can be accessed HERE.

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