Building Australia's Football Community—review into the sustainability of football

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In April 2011 the Australian Government announced a review of the structure, governance and administration of football in Australia. The Terms of Reference for the review are available for download.

The Hon Warwick Smith AM was commissioned to lead the review. The Report Building Australia's football community—a review in to the sustainability of football was released on 1 December 2011.


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Introductory Message from The Hon Warwick Smith AM

On 24 April 2011 the Federal Government announced a review into the sustainability of football in Australia. I am pleased to now present this final report for the consideration of government.

This report has been developed over the course of the past seven months and has involved detailed financial analysis, research and consultation with key stakeholders. It acknowledges the significant achievement and advances in the game since 2003 and includes a series of recommendations designed to build on the foundation that has been established.

I would like to acknowledge the contribution of Football Federation Australia to this review, the board and management of which has worked cooperatively and pragmatically with the review team. I would also like to thank the range of stakeholders who willingly gave their time as part of an extensive consultation process, whose views and insights were critical to shaping this report.
Signature of the Hon Warwick Smith AM