Women’s football leagues will have a greater voice in the running of the game following the creation and admission of a new standing committee to the Congress of Football NSW.
The new committee, in addition to changes to the membership of Football NSW’s two Inter-Club Zone Councils, were confirmed by a vote of the Members at the Football NSW Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Friday, 25 March 2022 and will take effect from 1 January 2023.
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 across the state in early 2022, the AGM was held 100% virtually for the very first time in Football NSW’s history.
While the AGM had no Director elections, Football NSW was delighted that Members voted overwhelmingly to pass amendments to the Football NSW Constitution which will see the introduction of a standing committee for the NPL Women’s and League One Women’s competitions.
Under those amendments the League Three Men’s Standing Committee (currently described in article 3.7 of the Constitution as the “Conference league Standing Committee”) will be replaced with the NPL Women’s and League One Women’s Standing Committee.
The new standing committee will be in addition to the existing Women’s Standing Committee.
Amendments to the Football NSW By-laws will be made ahead of the implementation of the new competition structure for 2023 which will see the League Three Men’s competition cease to exist and the three remaining tiers of Men’s Competitions expanded from 12 to 16 teams each.
Those amendments will include changes to the membership of Football NSW’s two Inter-Club Zone Councils which will see the women’s football leagues gain even greater representation on the Congress of Football NSW.