Structure

Governance Structure

Management Structure

Football in Australia is governed at the highest level by Football Federation Australia (FFA).

Registered as Capital Football, the A.C.T. Football Federation is the Member Federation governing body for the A.C.T. and surrounding region, one of nine governing bodies under their auspices. The governing bodies are:

Each Member Federation governing body has responsibility for football in their region. This includes organisation of competitions, game development and events etc. Within Capital Football we have the following departments:

  • Business Administration
  • Coaching Department
  • Technical & Player Development (High Performance Program)
  • Referee’s Administration & Development
  • Futsal Administration (indoor 5-a-side competition)
  • Junior League Administration
  • State League Administration
  • Premier League Administration
  • Events
  • Media and Communications
  • Game Development


Clubs that wish to compete in the various competitions within the Member Federation must be affiliated to that Member Federation. Capital Football has a number of member clubs, a list of which can be viewed here:
www.capitalfootball.com.au/site/affiliatedclubs.php


Brief Overview of Department Roles

Business Administration

General day-to-day running of the business including strategic planning, FFA events and service charter, facilities, operations, employment, wages, finances etc.

Media and Communications

Website management, reports, features, interviews and articles on all aspects of Capital Football and its associated clubs, players and administrators as well as printed publications including Season Guides, Match Programs, Tournament Brochures etc.

Events

Organisation and implementation of all Capital Football events including Kanga Cup, Annual Presentation Evening, Season Launch, Grand Finals etc. Capital Football also hosts major events on behalf of Football Federation Australia. These include the national Futsal championships, the national junior championships, A-League games and international fixtures from time to time.

Premier League Administration

Organisation and administration of men’s and women's Premier League competitions, including fixtures, results, ladders, suspensions, payments etc. There are currently seven men’s competitions under Capital Football’s control (NPL, NPL20, NPL18, NPL16, NPL14, NPL13, NPL12) and three women's competitions (WPL, WPL20, WPL18).

State League Administration

Organisation and administration of State League and Masters competitions, including fixtures, results, ladders, suspensions, payments etc. There are currently 14 men’s State League competitions under Capital Football’s control (eleven State League plus four Masters competitions) and five women's competitions (four State League and one Masters).

Junior League Administration

Organisation and administration of junior league competitions, including fixtures, results, ladders, suspensions, payments etc. There are currently 57 competitions under Capital Football’s control from under-13 to under-18. The under-6 to under-9 age groups are controlled ‘in-house’ by the affiliated member clubs.

Futsal Administration (5-a-side competition)

Organisation and administration of Futsal league competitions, including fixtures, results, ladders, suspensions, payments etc. There are currently 7 (winter) competitions under Capital Football’s control (4 men’s leagues, 2 women’s leagues and 1 mixed social league), 10 (summer) competitions (Men’s Premier League, Women’s Premier League, 5 men’s leagues, 2 women’s leagues and 1 mixed social league). Capital Football is also currently the organising body for the FFA Futsal National Championships (a competition held between all the member states of the FFA who send their best players at all age-groups from under-11 boys and girls to Open Men and Women). Further details on the Futsal National Championships can be found at www.futsalnationals.com.au

Referee’s Administration & Development

Organisation and administration of referee’s courses, payments, equipments and uniforms and referee educational resources. The appointment of match officials for all matches under the jurisdiction of Capital Football is outsourced to a ‘Referee’s Appointments Officer’.

Technical & Player Development

Organisation and administration of Capital Football’s High Performance (including Coach Development and Representative squads) program for Football and Futsal. Working with Capital Football there are two development programs, namely ACTAS (Australian Capital Territory Academy of Sport) and AIS (Australian Institute of Sport).

Coaching Department

Organisation and administration of Capital Football’s Coaching resources. These include running coaches’ courses at all levels, seminars and educational courses for both football and Futsal.

Game Development

Responsible for the development of football and Futsal in the region through the implementation of Small-Sided Games, School Holiday Clinics, Schools Programs and Community Programs.

Canberra United

Capital Football, in partnership with FFA and the ACT Academy of Sport, also runs a successful team in the Westfield W-League (the national women’s league competition). This team, Canberra United, were Westfield W-League Champions in 2011/12 and 2014/15. This completed an unbeaten season for the team, the first to achieve the feat in the competition's history. The club is run ‘in-house’ where we are responsible for appointing players, coaches and support staff as well as all media and marketing and generally making sure the whole thing runs as smoothly as a top flight team should do. Details on Canberra United can be found at www.canberraunited.com.au