FFA has welcomed the support of the Prime Minister Julia Gillard for Moya Dodd's candidacy to become the first Australian elected to the Executive Committee of FIFA.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has welcomed the support of the Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and the Sports Minister Senator The Hon Kate Lundy, for Moya Dodd's candidacy to become the first Australian elected to the Executive Committee of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
If successful, Dodd would also be the first woman elected to world football-s governing body.
The Prime Minister said, “I am delighted to provide an endorsement, on behalf of the Australian Government, for your nomination to the FIFA Executive Committee. Football unites people all over the world and Australia is no exception.
“To be elected to this role would be a great honour for you personally, but also for the many millions of football players and fans across Australia, Asia and the world, particularly among women."
FFA CEO David Gallop said, “We welcome the recognition by the Australian Government of Moya-s strong candidacy for the FIFA Executive Committee. Moya is an experienced and respected board member of FFA and the AFC, and FFA supports the AFC's nomination of her for the FIFA Executive Committee."
Senator Lundy said, “Moya has been a dedicated and passionate contributor to football, both internationally and in Australia. I believe that she would be an outstanding global advocate for the game.”
Dodd, a former Matildas vice-captain, said, “I am honoured to receive the endorsement of the Australian Government. I am looking forward to the opportunity, if elected on 31 May, to support football-s growth and popularity, particularly women's football, in our region and around the world.”