Next Monday's FFA Annual General Meeting will elect up to seven directors to the board and a potential new Chair to replace the outgoing Steven Lowy.

Moulis has been on the board since 2015 but is seeking re-election after his current term expired.

The four-time Socceroo is one of the few to have played the game at the highest level out of the 11 nominees seeking election to the board.

As a 16-year-old in 1977, he played in the first National Soccer League match for Canberra City against West Adelaide where he came up against Socceroo John Kosmina.

But after he moved to Sydney Olympic, his promising playing career was cut short by an ACL injury at the age of just 21. 

Post football, Moulis became a lawyer and football administrator, first as Chairman of Canberra Cosmos and director of the Johnny Warren Football Foundation.

He also served on the Disciplinary Committee of FFA for seven years before becoming an FFA director in 2015.

Moulis insists he has been a strong advocate for more teams to be added to the A-League.

“I’ll continue to push for expanion as soon as possible,” he told FTBL. “I came to the board on a platform of expansion to the A-League and opening up the game.

“This is the joy of the game and for me is very important that there are more opportunities for young Australian players to represent their communities.”

Danny Moulis in 1978 with Canberra City, coaching in the local community.

Despite being part of the board during the Steven Lowy regime, Moulis insists he is an independent and disagreed with the governing body on several issues.

“People have said I was appointed to the board by the existing powers and therefore I was beholden to the Lowy family but that is not true at all,” he said.

“For example, I don’t see FFA as a public corporation. I see FFA as an Non Government Organistion which needs to facilitate football and football development at all levels across Australia.

“I also don’t agree with the National Club Identity Policy.

“I get it when we are talking about offensive use of words or some other socially harmful name or representations, but simply celebrating our ethnic diversity in our club names is not something that should be outlawed.”

While Moulis supports an independent A-League, he cautioned against giving clubs total control.

“The A-League has come forward and said we want a separate business and more independence to run our affairs – they should be allowed to do that,” he said.

“But we still need to have the golden levers with respect to the A-League, to hold on to the key policy issues that we as ultimate licensor and national federation need to hold on to in the overall interests of Australian soccer development.”

Moulis also welcomed the greater range of voices that were recently added to the expanded FFA Congress.

“Member State Federations, A-League, Australian Association of Football Clubs and other organisations must have both rights and responsibilities to develop the game,” he said.

“They are competent enough to look after the game all unified through the management and governance of the board.

“With the FFA administration doing what they do best in accordance with the framework that we put in place.”

Moulis believes the FFA board must be made up of members with solid football knowledge when they elect the new directors next Monday afternoon.

“You need to have experience in the areas in which you are called upon to govern,” he said.

“You can’t be a completely isolated person who's had nothing to do with the game and be expected to sit in a governance position on the board.

“FFA directors need to have strong insights about the game and the members of the football community have come forward and said that’s what we want to see at board level."

And Moulis says the new FFA Board must now lead Australian football to great new heights.

 “A lot of strategy for the development of the game should be towards doing things like winning the World Cup and being the best and the most popular sport here in Australia,” he said.

“When making a decision we need to ask what value does this add to the football community? Not just to the FFA, or one member, but how does this contribute to the whole of the game?”