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FFA says goodbye to former Socceroo Reilly

Official release from Football Federation Australia

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced that Jack Reilly will step down as a Director of FFA following the expiry of his most recent two year term on 20 June 2013.

Reilly served three two-year terms as an appointed independent director.

FFA Chairman Frank Lowy AC has thanked Jack for his six years' of service to FFA and his contribution to the advancement of football in Australia.

"As a former Socceroo World Cup player Jack brought an insight to the elite tier of the game in Australia and as a former chairman of the Victorian Soccer Federation and former director of Melbourne Victory he clearly understood the historical context of the reforms we've undertaken and the great progress made over the past eight years," said Lowy.

"His business and finance background allowed him to make a broad contribution to FFA's governance structures.

"I know Jack will be a lifelong friend of football and I look forward to his continued support of FFA's mission to make football the biggest and most popular game in Australia."

Jack Reilly was appointed to the FFA Board in 2007 and served on the Finance and Audit Committee and the Football Development Committee. He was Head of Delegation for the Joeys at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Mexico in 2011.

Jack Reilly thanked Frank Lowy AC for the opportunity to contribute to the game's governance at a time of remarkable achievements.

"The well-being of Australian football has been a passion of mine since I came to this country as a player in 1970," said Reilly.

"In my six years on the FFA Board I was delighted to see the game grow at all levels, in particular the profile and the playing standards of the Hyundai A-League.

"The qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the new leadership of CEO David Gallop tell me the game is in good shape for the years ahead. I'm satisfied with my contribution and will continue to support the game in any way I can."

The FFA currently has a seven-member board under the chairmanship of Frank Lowy AC with five elected and two appointed directors. Under the FFA constitution, the vacancy for an independent appointed director can be filled at any time at the discretion of the FFA Board.

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