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Chris Nikou
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Org Football Federation Australia

2019 06 14 Retrieve

[Socceroos confirm Copa America participation. The Socceroos will compete in the South American tournament alongside fellow Asian nation Qatar - who are competing at this year’s edition alongside Japan] We are ecstatic that our Socceroos will be participating in this prestigious competition for the first time in our history. We have been working hard over the last six months to improve our international relationships. This week we held fruitful final discussions with our colleagues at CONMEBOL in Paris and we are delighted we have been able to accept this invitation.

2019 11 06 Retrieve

[Equal pay for women: Australia’s national teams strike historic agreement] Football is the game for everyone, and this new CBA is another huge step toward ensuring that we live the values of equality, inclusivity and opportunity. For the first time, player remuneration will be directly tied to the revenues generated by our National Teams - this will create a sustainable financial model that incentivises players and FFA to collaborate and grow the commercial pie together. This is truly a unique agreement. Every national team, from the Socceroos and Matildas, down to the Youth National Teams as well as the Cerebral Palsy National Teams have been contemplated in this new CBA.

With this CBA, the next generation of aspiring Australian kids can see a pathway that offers a sustainable career, a chance to be an Olympian, and the lure of playing at a FIFA World Cup - regardless of your gender. It means whether you are a male or female, the value football places on your jersey is no different. We are proud to break this new ground in Australian and world sport

2019 12 13 Retrieve

[Australia and New Zealand combine for 2023 Women’s World Cup bid] As trusted members of FIFA, FFA and NZF are committed to hosting an excellent Women’s World Cup that delivers real benefits for the game not only during tournament time, but in the lead up to the competition and afterwards. The decision to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 in Australia and New Zealand, two leading nations in the promotion of women’s football and gender equality, will accelerate the game at both the grassroots and professional levels, lighting a path for future generations of footballers, administrators, and fans in Asia-Pacific

2019 12 20 Retrieve

[Questions over credibility of ‘independent’ review of sacking Matildas coach Alen Stajcic. FFA Chairman Chris Nikou stated] This report is a crucial pillar upon which the future success of our national teams will be built. The lines of communication and accountability in managing those teams need to be of the highest standards for us to achieve the success we crave

2020 01 30 Retrieve

[Because of Coronavirus, women’s football qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics involving Australia, Thailand and Chinese Taipei moved away from China completely to Sydney] The safety of all players, officials and fans is of paramount importance to Football Federation Australia and the Asian Football Confederation. And we are confident we will host a successful tournament here in Sydney