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Women Onside Statement on Amy Duggan’s Retirement from the Football Australia Board

Women Onside pays tribute to Amy Duggan, a former Matilda and stalwart advocate for football. During her four-and-a-half years on the Football Australia Board, she left an indelible mark on the sport. Her unique contributions and unwavering commitment have significantly shaped the sport's landscape, and we acknowledge her retirement with profound respect and appreciation.

Amy Duggan’s tenure has been marked by her influential role in shaping the strategic direction of Australian football. Her dedication and vision have not only enhanced the visibility of our national teams, especially the CommBank Matildas, but also contributed to their success. Through her work on the Football Development Committee, Amy has driven substantial investments into our national teams’ programs, a factor that played a significant role in the Subway Socceroos' commendable 11th-place finish at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and the CommBank Matildas' impressive 4th-place finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™.

Reflecting on her time with Football Australia, Amy shared her deep gratitude for the opportunity to serve and contribute to the growth of football in Australia. Her journey, marked by unwavering dedication and passion, has left a lasting legacy that will undoubtedly inspire future generations of women in football.

As Amy Duggan steps down from her role, Women Onside looks forward to her continued support and passion for the game from the sidelines. We also strongly advocate for the appointment of her successor, emphasising the importance of this casual vacancy being filled by another woman. This will ensure the continuation of strong female leadership within Football Australia, a legacy that Amy has played a significant role in establishing.

We extend our deepest gratitude to Amy Duggan for her exceptional service and wish her all the best in her future endeavours. Her contributions, not only in advancing the sport but also in paving the way for greater inclusion and representation of women in football, have been truly remarkable.



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