FFA Chief Hails Moya Dodd’s Nomination to join FIFA Executive Committee

By Community | February 1, 2013

Fotball Federation Australia CEO David Gallop has welcomed the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee’s decision last night in Kuala Lumpur to nominate Australia’s Moya Dodd as a candidate to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) position of women’s football representative.

Moya is currently an AFC Vice-President, discount Chair of the AFC Women’s Committee, an FFA Director and a former Matildas vice-captain.

“Moya’s nomination in itself is a significant step for Australian football and indeed Australian sports administration,” said Gallop.

“The FIFA Executive Committee is the most powerful and influential administrative body in world sport and having elected Australian representation would bring immeasurable status to our nation and Australian football.

“It’s appropriate that Moya has been nominated as a candidate for the specific FIFA ExCo seat to represent women’s football. Moya has a lifelong passion for the game and Australia is a leading nation for women’s football, having 20% of all players being female, running a national club competition the Westfield W-League and being a top 10 nation on the FIFA rankings.”

The election for the FIFA ExCo women’s position will be held during the FIFA Congress in Mauritius in May this year.