APFCA Vice-Chairman attends World Leagues Forum in Mexico City

3 Dec 2018

Newly appointed APFCA Vice-Chairman, Christopher Fong, attended the Annual Meeting of the World Leagues Forum (WLF) in Mexico City on November 30.

The WLF represents 40 professional football leagues around the world, working closely with FIFA, FIFPro and the European Clubs Association (ECA). The APFCA became an Associate member of the WLF early in 2018.  Previously the WLF had granted APFCA Observer status and APFCA representative Mike Charlesworth had attended several WLF meetings including the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Of his attendance at the forum, Christopher Fong said:

“The World Leagues Forum is an incredible gathering that includes some of the world’s most advanced football leagues, and it was a personal honour to participate on behalf of the professional game in Australia.

“As we continue to focus on the creation of a thriving and sustainable independent league, we welcome the opportunity to discuss both universal issues and unique challenges with our global counterparts.  In this way the Australian football family can benefit from global best practice tailored for our specific Australian needs.”

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Notes to editors:

The Australian Professional Football Clubs Association (APFCA) was founded in November 2016.  The Association is made up of the ten Hyundai A-League clubs and is governed by legal constitution.

The specific purpose of the APFCA is to promote and advance the interests of the member A-League Clubs; to provide the forum for discussion between the FFA and the A-League Clubs; and to facilitate engagement between the A-League Clubs and other relevant bodies such as FIFA and the AFC.

The Association was created as a constructive and collaborative initiative that will benefit the ongoing work of members of the Australian football family to grow the game of football at all levels in Australia.

A full list of World Leagues Forum members is available here.