Australian domestic football restructure continues

Soccer NSW, the administrative body of football in the southern half of Australia's most populace state formally became Football NSW on 1 April at an extraordinary general meeting. Members voted yes to accept a new state constitution, as recommended by the report of the national government-appointed Crawford Inquiry which recommended radical changes to football organisation throughout Australia more than three years ago. Football NSW, created in December 2002 with the merger of the NSW Amateur Association and the NSW Football Association, has more than 50 percent of national participation and is a key component of Football Federation Australia's structure. "It's been a long time in the making, but we know this is for the good of the game, Football NSW president Jim Forrest said.