Football Federation Australia
Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body of Association Football, Futsal and Beach Soccer within Australia. The FFA is headquartered in Sydney. Although the first governing body of the sport was founded in 1911, FFA in its current form was only established in 1963 (as the Australian Soccer Federation), later reconstituted in 2003 (as the Australian Soccer Association), and then renamed Football Federation Australia in 2004.
FFA oversees the men’s, women’s, youth, Paralympic, beach and futsal national teams in Australia, the national coaching programmes and the state governing bodies for the sport. It sanctions professional, semi-professional and amateur football in Australia. FFA made the decision to leave the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), for which it was a founding member, and become a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on 1 January 2006.