Football Coaches Australia holds second Annual General Meeting
Thursday 15 August 2019
On 14 August 2019, Football Coaches Australia (FCA) held its second Annual General Meeting (AGM).
In accordance with the FCA Constitution, the members present elected the following persons to the FCA Executive Committee for a term of two years:
President: Phil Moss
Members: Heather Garriock, Sarah West, Belinda Wilson, Gary Cole, Ian Greener, Jamie Harnwell.
Phil Moss, Heather Garriock, and Jamie Harnwell are returning Executive Committee members. FCA thanks departing Executive Committee members Rae Dower (Vice President), Mel Andreatta, Andrew Clarke and Kelly Cross for their service to the association.
The FCA Executive Committee will subsequently appoint three independent members to the Executive Committee at its first committee meeting. It shall also appoint an existing member of the Executive Committee to the position of Vice President, which remains vacant.
The AGM received a report from the Chief Executive, Glenn Warry, on the activities of the association in the previous year. FCA assisted and advocated on behalf of more than 40 coaches across A-League, W-League, Youth League, National Premier Leagues and FFA national teams on matters such as employment, disciplinary and professional-development matters.
The AGM was also informed about the first-ever meeting of A-League coaches, organised to coincide with the A-League conference held this week in Sydney. This was the first time that A-League coaches (Australian and foreign) have met under the auspices of their association to discuss collective issues. The overriding theme from that meeting was the lack of any (direct or indirect) input afforded to A-League coaches about core football matters affecting the upcoming 2019-20 season.
The AGM also formalised five Sub-Committees which shall report to the Executive Committee on key policy areas for the association. Further details will be provided once those Sub-Committees are formally constituted.
The AGM followed a Special General Meeting (SGM) held on 23 July 2019 to amend the FCA Constitution and adopt Organisational Regulations, in order to be compliant with the Qualifying Member requirements set out in the Football Federation Australia Constitution.
FCA became a Qualifying Member of FFA on 19 November 2018.
For further media information, please contact Glenn Warry on firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 417 346 312