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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.

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