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FAI board agree 'to proceed with plans to restructure and bring through required constitutional reform for the benefit of everyone involved in football in Ireland'

Wed, Jun 03 2020

The Board of the FAI have agreed to ‘to proceed with its plans to develop a strategy incorporating a planned restructuring of the Association, supported by the required constitutional reform for the benefit of everyone involved in football in Ireland’.

The association has also said that they remain committed to ‘regaining the trust of regaining the trust of the public and the key stakeholders who are supporting the Association to help them achieve that plan’.

The statement added: “The Board are further committed to implementing the highest standards of corporate governance and will ensure that all those involved in the game of football will be represented democratically in any future structure.

“The Board of the FAI is available to engage in dialogue with any stakeholder with constructive input during this process, in the interest of developing and promoting the game in Ireland.

“The Board will continue to work on charting a safe return to football and completing the process for the appointment of a CEO.”

Statement in full

The Board of the Football Association of Ireland unanimously agreed at a meeting on Tuesday night to proceed with its plans to develop a strategy incorporating a planned restructuring of the Association, supported by the required constitutional reform for the benefit of everyone involved in football in Ireland.

The Board is further committed to regaining the trust of the public and the key stakeholders who are supporting the Association to help them achieve that plan. The Board are further committed to implementing the highest standards of corporate governance and will ensure that all those involved in the game of football will be represented democratically in any future structure.

The Board of the FAI is available to engage in dialogue with any stakeholder with constructive input during this process, in the interest of developing and promoting the game in Ireland.

The Board will continue to work on charting a safe return to football and completing the process for the appointment of a CEO.