APFCA statement in response to FFA expansion claims

16 Feb 2018

The FFA deals with the APFCA through the media and not directly. The reason is because there is no trust or goodwill between the two bodies.

This is a smokescreen of the highest order. This is the last-gasp attempt by the FFA board to portray football as a happy family in Australia. We are collaborating to develop and improve the A-League, (but) in truth they ignore us on every issue of any significance.

Unless and until there is an independent A-League without the involvement of the FFA – other than being the national federation – then one cannot imagine that any commercial entity would agree to join the A-League if they are required to do so on the same draconian conditions that the existing A-League clubs endure.