Football Australia, 1977 - Present
Football Australia 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. Established in 2004, Football Australia strives to make football the largest and most popular sport in Australia.
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.
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 Federation Northern Territory, Football Federation South Australia, Football Federation Tasmania, Football Federation Victoria, Football Federation New South Wales, Football Queensland, Football West, and Northern New South Wales Football.
FFA's long-term vision is for Football to be the largest and most popular sport in Australia.
- + Having first reached the World Cup in 1974, Australia have gone on to appear at every World Cup since 2006
- + The Australian national soccer team got nicknamed “Socceroos” back in 1967 by Sydney journalist Tony Horstead.
- + In 2005, FFA established Australia's first ever fully professional national football league - the Hyundai A-League.
- + Just three years later in 2008 the FFA introduced the Westfield W-League.
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