The Office of Consumer Affairs in Victoria has approved the new Constitution of the PFA unanimously adopted by the PFA’s members at the 2008 Annual General Meeting last September.
“The new Constitution further ensures player control over the key decisions of the PFA, whilst ensuring the PFA is able to run a professional and growing business under the leadership of the player elected PFA Executive” PFA Chief Executive Brendan Schwab says. “This is particularly important as the PFA continues to be a leader in modern professional sport and our activities expand into all of Australia’s professional player groups.”

The PFA’s membership now included the Socceroos, Australia’s national teams (both men and women), overseas based Australian professionals. A-League players, W-League players, State based professionals and members of elite academies such as the Australian Institute of Sport.

“The new Constitution also enhances the PFA’s representative authority on behalf of Australia’s professional footballers in line with Australia’s changing industrial relations laws,” Schwab added.