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James Johnson was cruelly denied a World Cup. He believes Graham Arnold will repay that debt

James Johnson was cruelly denied a World Cup. He believes Graham Arnold will repay that debt

The winning run is done but nomadic Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has drawn high praise from Football Australia boss James Johnson for putting Australia in pole position for World Cup qualification. 14 Oct 2021
FA boss expects Socceroos to play in Sydney in front of vaccinated crowds

FA boss expects Socceroos to play in Sydney in front of vaccinated crowds

Football Australia chief James Johnson expects the Socceroos to stride out on home soil for the first home time in nearly two years, with the looming visits of Oman and Saudi Arabia set to be sanctioned by government. 7 Sep 2021
A-League, NPL to align fixtures for second division by 2022

A-League, NPL to align fixtures for second division by 2022

Football Australia is willing to overrule the wishes of new A-League, W-League broadcaster Channel 10 to align the competitions with the National Premier Leagues. 27 May 2021
'We're going to need $16.5 million' - Matildas eye bumper investment

'We're going to need $16.5 million' - Matildas eye bumper investment

Football Australia is chasing a bumper government funding plan to help the Matildas now and also secure a long-term legacy from the 2023 Women's World Cup. 21 Feb 2021
FFA insists grassroots costs aren't a problem despite Socceroos outrage

FFA insists grassroots costs aren't a problem despite Socceroos outrage

In a stunning about-face, FFA's XI Principles document has defended the cost of grassroots football fees in Australia despite criticism from the Principles' own ex-Socceroo panel that fees are "ridiculous". 2 Oct 2020
FFA reveal Matildas 'platinum generation' coach selection process

FFA reveal Matildas 'platinum generation' coach selection process

The current Matildas are the "platinum generation" superior to the Socceroos' golden generation team according to FFA CEO James Johnson, who is spearheading the coach selection process. 22 Sep 2020
FFA closing in on new Matildas coach

FFA closing in on new Matildas coach

FFA hopes to have a new Matildas coach in place by the end of the month, with the first camp of the new era planned to take place in Europe in November. 17 Sep 2020
'Next year's A-League and W-League will start later' - Johnson lauds A-League season completion

'Next year's A-League and W-League will start later' - Johnson lauds A-League season completion

FFA CEO James Johnson says the A-League's successful season completion with relatively minimal setbacks is a credit to the sport and its players. 31 Aug 2020
Revealed! The FFA executive to sell the A-League to the world

Revealed! The FFA executive to sell the A-League to the world

Football Victoria CEO Peter Filopoulos has been named Football Federation Australia’s new Head of Marketing, Communications and Corporate Affairs. 24 Aug 2020
FFA sound out Brazillian style second tier, import changes

FFA sound out Brazillian style second tier, import changes

FFA CEO James Johnson has offered two tangible possible directives out of the recent XI Principles path for Australian football going forward. 23 Aug 2020
Signed! FFA deal boost for Aussie bosses

Signed! FFA deal boost for Aussie bosses

Football Federation Australia and Football Coaches Australia have sealed a deal to take coaching to the next level – and help safeguard the precarious future of gaffers in the game. 14 Aug 2020
Coronavirus cancels FFA Cup

Coronavirus cancels FFA Cup

This year's FFA Cup and NPL finals series tournament have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 7 Jul 2020
Unshackle football! - AAFC responds to FFA's XI Principles Document

Unshackle football! - AAFC responds to FFA's XI Principles Document

In the wake of the FFA's 'XI Principles for the future of Australian football', the Association of Australian Football Clubs (AAFC) has reiterated its calls for the speedy introduction of a national second division, as well as a major review of the structure of the game below it. 5 Jul 2020
'W-League can be top-five league'

'W-League can be top-five league'

FFA chief executive James Johnson says Australia's W-League should push to become one of the world's top five women's football competitions. 2 Jul 2020
FFA reveal their agenda blueprint

FFA reveal their agenda blueprint

FFA chief executive James Johnson say there is an opportunity to build a strong domestic transfer system, as part of a new blueprint for Australian football. 2 Jul 2020
World Cup bid success caps FFA CEO's year

World Cup bid success caps FFA CEO's year

He's been in the job for less than 12 months but FFA chief executive James Johnson has already seemingly cemented his long-term legacy to Australian football. 26 Jun 2020