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FFA’s 20 year plan to become number 1

Fairfax is reporting on an ambitious plan launched by the FFA to be the number 1 code in Australia in 20 years.

The FFA’s Whole of Football Plan’s key points:

– A 15 million strong Football community by 2035, including oneĀ million club members.

– A distinctive Australian style of playing that puts our national teams in contention for all FIFA and AFC championships.

– Hosting the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup as the driver of women’s football participation and professionalism.

– National competitions that attract 75 per centĀ of participants to support a top tier club.

– A combined pool of 3,000 elite male and female players from 12 to 19 vying for future national selection and professional contracts.

– Academies that provide world-class coaching so that no Australian youth needs to go overseas to find elite development.

– A redistribution of resources to community football.

– Lower cost and higher quality coach education from the grassroots to professional tier.

– Making schools and social football the focus of an “anytime, anyhow, anywhere” approach to playing the game.

– Sourcing football facilities that accommodate the increasing urban density of Australian society.

– Redefining the role of referees as game facilitators, not just as arbitrators of the laws of the game.

Jason Lassey

Ive been collecting and publishing Sports related crowd, financial, and ratings data here and on twitter for about 12 years.

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