Football Federation Australia (FFA) yesterday announced that a former Westfield Matilda and Caltex Socceroo will be joining the FFA Board.
Amy Duggan and Mark Bresciano, who both represented Australia at the highest level, were named to the Board as Appointed Directors.
Duggan (nee Taylor) played for the Westfield Matildas on 27 occasions between 1997 and 2005. Since retiring from international football, Duggan has enjoyed a successful media career with Fox Sports, ABC and WIN News Canberra, where she currently works as a dedicated news and sports presenter. The former Matildas defender also recently hosted coverage of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for Optus Sport.
Bresciano on the other hand represented the Caltex Socceroos on 84 occasions, where he scored 13 goals and was a key member of the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup squads. Outside of Australia, Bresciano enjoyed a 20-year professional football career, including stints with Lazio, Parma and Palermo in Italy’s Serie A, and is also an inductee in the FFA Hall of Fame.
FFA Chairman Chris Nikou said he was delighted to welcome the pair to the Board, and is looking forward to seeing the contribution they can make in their new roles.
“Amy and Mark have had stellar football careers and are highly respected members of the football community,” Nikou said.
“My fellow directors and I are very much looking forward to working with them as we navigate this particularly important time in Australian football.
“We are delighted to have their skills and experience in the Board Room, and look forward to Amy and Mark making a significant contribution to our game in their new roles.