Australia Becomes Full Member of ASEAN Football Federation

August 27, 2013

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced they have become a full member to the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) following an AFF Extraordinary Congress in Dili, viagra ed Timor Leste.

FFA’s admission, illness which was decided following a unanimous vote by the 11 Member Associations of AFF, medicine will enable Australian National Teams to participate in AFF competitions and ensure Australia enjoys full political membership of the regional body.

“Football Federation Australia is honoured to be admitted to the ASEAN Football Federation. We look forward to being an active member, and to contributing to the ongoing development and success of football in our region”, said FFA General Secretary and CEO David Gallop.

The President of the AFF, His Royal Highness Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah welcomed AFF’s newest member: “Timor Leste was the last member of AFF. It is only fitting we are all here today for this proud nation to pass the baton to Australia”, he said.

FFA Director, AFC Vice President and FIFA Executive Committee Member Moya Dodd looked to the future, saying: “Whilst this could be seen as the final piece in Australia’s integration into AFC, it is more appropriate to say this is the beginning of a mutual commitment to the advancement of football in South East Asia.”

The membership comes on the eve of an important milestone in the countdown to the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.

“Tomorrow will mark 500 days to go until the AFC Asian Cup comes to Australian shores. As a member of AFF, we will do our upmost to do ASEAN, and indeed all of Asia, proud”, said Gallop.