Professional Footballers Australia (the PFA) can announce the appointment of Socceroo goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne and A-League Men defender Jack Hingert to the organisation’s Executive Committee.

Redmayne and Hingert join the PFA Executive Committee after playing influential roles in collective bargaining negotiations for the A-Leagues.

The long-serving PFA Delegates replace the recently retired Tommy Oar and Nikolai Topor-Stanley on the Executive. Despite sharing a football pitch as opponents in the A-League Men, Hingert and Redmayne will help to advance and protect the interests, conditions and welfare of their fellow professional footballers through their role on the Executive.

PFA Chair Francis Awaritefe said Redmayne and Hingert would enhance the PFA’s efforts to advance the interests of the players and the game.

“Australian professional players have been fortunate to have had many brilliant leaders that have made an enormous contribution to Australian football and their peers through the PFA Executive over the last 30 years,” Awaritefe said.

“We are fortunate to again have a wonderful pool of players to lead this generation, and in Jack and Andrew, PFA members will continue to have incredibly strong leadership.”

A product of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Redmayne has played over 200 matches for five A-League Men clubs, and has represented Australia at U20s, U23s and at senior level for the Socceroos, including the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.

“Through my career in the A-League and while playing with the Socceroos, I have seen first-hand the positive role the PFA plays for the players and the game,” Redmayne said.

“Together, using the voice of all members, we have made significant progress, but there are still so many areas within the game that the players can influence to drive further growth. I’m excited to take on this important role and work with the Executive to deliver the players’ shared goals and ambitions for the sport.”

Hingert, a Crystal Palace academy product who has played over 250 matches in the A-League Men, including 12 consecutive seasons with Brisbane Roar, said he was eager to elevate the voice of players.

“Through the PFA, the players have created an organisation that has a track record of not only advancing the interests of the players, but one which plays a central role in building the game,” Hingert said.

“After serving as a Delegate, I’m excited to take on a new representative role and I’m really looking forward to what challenges and opportunities I can lend my experience to. It is vital that the players have a strong union that can work in partnership with fans, the Leagues and governing bodies to ensure that our game delivers on its undoubted potential.” 

PFA Executive Committee 
Francis Awaritefe (Chair), Kathryn Gill (PFA Co-Chief Executive), Beau Busch (PFA Co-Chief Executive), Alex Wilkinson (President) Lydia Williams (Executive Member), Mat Ryan (Executive Member), Elise Kellond-Knight (Executive Member), Jackson Irvine (Executive Member), Jack Hingert (Executive Member), Tameka Yallop (Executive Member), Natasha Rigby (Executive Member) and Andrew Redmayne (Executive Member)