National Referee Manager made redundant Print
Written by The Daily Telegraph   
Friday, 25 March 2011 18:27

Football Federation Australia today wielded the axe at its Sydney head office with 10 staff members being made redundant.

Among those to lose their jobs are Gary Power (National Elite Refereeing Manager), Rob Abernethy (Head of AFC Asian Cup 2015 bid) and Leeanne Grantham (Head of Women's Football).

But, despite the sackings, FFA have appointed a new Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs in Kyle Patterson, while National Technical Director Han Berger, A-League boss Lyle Gorman and John Boultbee will have increased roles.

Boultbee will now be Head of National Football development.

Patterson, a former SBS TV commentator, resigned from his job with Stadium Australia yesterday and will start work with FFA on Monday.

"I agreed to the position because I think I have the right skills and communications to do a job," Patterson said today.

FFA definitely have their financial problems, losing $5.8m last financial year. Failure to win the 2022 World Cup, which went to Qatar, hasn't helped.