Football Victoria Member Elections

Football Victoria Inc (“Football Victoria”) - 2019 Election of Zone Representatives and Standing Committees

The Board of Football Victoria has advised it will open a new election process for select Zone Representatives and Standing Committees.

The decision comes after a review of the 2019 Member Elections found some errors in the nominations process, which was conducted by a third party returning officer.

In keeping with the high standards of good governance, Football Victoria sought independent legal advice and an independent assessment of Football Victoria’s review of nominations was conducted by KPMG.

The reviews concluded that a number of nominations were accepted by the third party returning officer, which did not meet the Football Victoria election by-law requirements.
 
As a result, the Board has determined to run a new election process to fill the remaining positions for both Zone Representatives and Standing Committees.

There is no change for members that were validly elected through the process.

As a result of the above (and also including the positions not filled in the prior election), the following positions are subject to a new election process:

  • Zone Representatives: 11 positions (Western (2 positions), 1 position each in Central, Eastern, Gippsland, Loddon Mallee, Northern, North East, North West, Southern, Wimmera SC)
  • Women’s Standing Committee: 9 positions (1 position each in, Eastern, Gippsland, Goulburn NE, Loddon Mallee, North East, Southern, South East, Western, Wimmera SC)
  • Men’s Standing Committee: 10 positions (1 position each in Central, Eastern, Gippsland, Goulburn NE, Loddon Mallee, North East, North West, Southern, South East, Wimmera SC)
  • Juniors’ Standing Committee: 9 positions (1 position each in Gippsland, Goulburn NE, Loddon Mallee, Northern, North East, North West, Southern, Western, Wimmera SC)
  • Coaches’ Standing Committee: 7 positions (not limited by Zone)
  • Referees’ Standing Committee: 1 position (not limited by Zone)

Football Victoria encourages potential candidates to nominate through the new process (including those candidates whose nominations were found to be invalid).

Nominations will open on 6 December 2019 and remain open until 5pm on 17 January 2020. Ballots will follow if necessary with the intention to complete the process by no later than 28 February 2020.

Full details on which individuals and clubs may nominate can be found on the nomination forms below:

  1. Nomination Form - Zone Representative 
  2. Nomination Form - Referees' Standing Committee
  3. Nomination Form - Womens' Standing Committee
  4. Nomination Form - Mens' Standing Committee
  5. Nomination Form - Juniors' Standing Committee
  6. Nomination Form - Coaches' Standing Committee

Other relevant documents can be found below:

  1. Football Victoria Constitution 
  2. Football Victoria By-Laws 1-10  
  3. Zone Map (Football Victoria By-law 9, Appendix A)
  4. Football Victoria By-Law 12  

Any queries regarding the above documents can be emailed to: memberelections2019@footballvictoria.com.au