who we are

about

The Australian Professional Football Clubs Association (APFCA) is a not-for-profit entity mandated to represent the interests of the ten professional clubs that compete in Australia’s premier domestic football competition, the Hyundai A-League.

mission

The mission of the APFCA is to improve the on-field quality, off-field governance and long-term sustainability of football in Australia in partnership with the FFA and other members of the local and international football community.

The APFCA’s objectives are to:

  1. Promote and advance the interests of A-League Clubs.

  2. Provide a forum for discussion between Football Federation Australia (FFA) and A-League Clubs.

  3. Facilitate engagement between A-League Clubs and other football bodies such as FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The APFCA was independently established in November 2016 and is governed by its own constitution.

faq

What is the APFCA?

The APFCA is a not-for-profit entity mandated to represent the interests of the ten professional football clubs that participate in Australia’s premier domestic football competition (the Hyundai A-League).

The Association was established under Australian law in November 2016 as a company limited by guarantee.

Why was the APFCA created?

The APFCA was created to promote and advance the interests of its members; to provide a forum for discussion between Football Federation Australia (FFA) and A-League Clubs; and to facilitate engagement between A-League Clubs and other football bodies such as FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Who owns the APFCA?

The APFCA is jointly owned by its member clubs.

Who runs the APFCA?

The APFCA is jointly run by representatives of its member clubs.

Greg Griffin, Chairman of Adelaide United FC, is currently serving as Chairman of the APFCA.

What is the relationship between the APFCA and the FFA?

The members of the APFCA are all participating clubs in Australia’s premier domestic men’s football competition, the Hyundai A-League, which operates under the supervision and regulation of Football Federation Australia (FFA).

APFCA members also make up nine out of ten participating clubs in the Foxtel National Youth League and eight out of nine participating clubs in the Westfield W-League, both of which are also overseen by the FFA.

As long-term partners with many shared sporting and commercial interests stemming from the success of these three competitions, the APFCA is firmly committed to engaging constructively with the FFA and working together to support the growth of the game at all levels in Australia.

How can I contact the APFCA?

For further information on the APFCA please send inquiries to info@apfca.com.au