New Zealand Football propose rule changes

Last updated 16:23 04/09/2014

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Chairman Mark Aspden has released proposed changes to New Zealand Football rules as the national body participates in a worldwide move to modernise and be more inclusive.

New Zealand becomes one of the first nations to bring their regulations into line with Fifa statutes as the governing body moves to improve and standardise member association rules around the globe.

After a consultation process that began in June, the NZF board, with the support of the regional federations, has published a set of proposed changes that will be discussed and voted on at the national body's annual congress on September 28.

Key proposed changes will:

- increase the NZF board from nine to 10 members.

- ensure that all board members are elected by congress (compared with the current practice, where the majority are appointed  or co-opted).

- ensure voting rights are shared among three groups of football stakeholders: federations, professional/elite game and associated stakeholders.

Meanwhile, four-year terms for board members (with a two-term limit) are proposed, and the chairperson (currently elected by the board) will be elected by congress and serve one term.

Board members and the chairperson could be re-appointed for a further term if congress agrees.

"The benefits of these rule changes will be felt across the whole football community," Aspden said.

"A larger and more representative number of stakeholders will be able to influence and contribute to the game.

"This is a rare opportunity to move football into the future in a way that builds stronger connections among everyone who cares about the game. With the insights and influence of a wider range of people, New Zealand Football will be better able to meet the needs of everyone involved in our sport.''

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