Australia establishing National Player Registry

Football Federation of Australia is undertaking a National Player Register which will provide every every registered footballer in Australia with a new identification number which will belong exclusively to that player for the duration of their career wherever they play within Australia. All players must complete the FFA registration form and new players must show their birth certificate upon registering. While it is anticipated that the National Player Register will provide electronic online registrations in the very near future, this year each club will have to process all their players. It is esiimated that the new FFA form takes approximately 15 minutes to complete per player, so volunteers will assist officials on all four registrations days spread over two weekends.