Former Victory director steps down from FFA

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced that former Melbourne Victory director Jack Reilly will step down from the FFA board following the expiry of his most recent two year term.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced that former Melbourne Victory director Jack Reilly will step down from the FFA board following the expiry of his most recent two year term.

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

Melbourne Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro paid tribute to Mr Reilly's commitment to football in Australia.

"Jack was a board member here at Melbourne Victory and played an integral part in setting this club up to become the biggest in Australia," Mr Di Pietro said.

"On behalf of everyone at Melbourne Victory, I would like to thank Jack for his services to Australian football and pay special tribute to his efforts that have helped our game make remarkable strides since the inception of the A-League.”

"We wish him all the best for the future and look forward to welcoming him to many of our games over coming seasons."

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.

Mr Reilly was thankful for the opportunity he was given 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.