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    “The PFA has always been there
    when the players and the game
    needed them”. Vince Grella
    2016 Achievements

    • PFA , John Moriarty Football FFA join forces for the first ever Indigenous Football Week
    • PFA Champion and Life Member Craig Foster is appointed as PFA Chairman
    • PFA announces historic partnership with John Moriarty Football

    • Nigel Boogaard, Kim Carroll, Gabe Marzano and Nikolai Toro-Stanley are appointed to the PFA Executive Committee
    • PFA commits driving W-League growth as players on mass join the PFA

    • '93

      • PFA is formed.
      • First Executive Elected led by President Greg Brown and Vice President John Kosmina.
      • Executive members and current Marconi player Kimon Taliadoros appointed inaugural Chief Executive.

    • '94

      • PFA successfully establishes new National Soccer League Standard Player Contract

    • '95

      • PFA wins abolition of Transfer and Compensation Fee System before Full Bench of Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
      • Stars join PFA Executive including Frank Farina and Alex Tobin.
      • PFA Lawyer Brendan Schwab appointed Chief Executive.
      • Kimon Taliadoros appointed President.

    • '96

      • Major collective agreement struck for NSL
      • Players Commission is Formed.

    • '97

      • 1st Socceroos CBA follows industrial action at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup
      • Adopts five year strategic plan

    • Alex Tobin

    • '98

      • PFA secure significant Socceroos pay rise
      • Alex Tobin becomes PFA President
      • Supreme Court upholds players’ free agency bid

    • '99

      • PFA secures new NSL CBA
      • Kimon Taliadoros becomes the inaugural PFA Life Member

    • '00

      • Rights of players to belong to the PFA upheld
      • PFA takes lead on NSL reform
      • PFA Advisory Board launched
      • PFA joins FIFPro
      • Francis Awaritefe becomes the PFA’s second Life Member
      • PFA fails to save Carlton as players fall victim of NSL’s financial woes

    • '01

      • Landmark Socceroos CBA struck
      • PFA registers “Australian Premier League” and commits itself to the wholesale reform of Australian football
      • Socceroos rewarded for outstanding achievements in Confederations Cup
      • Andy Harper and Robbie Hooker become PFA Life Members

    • '02

      • FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber established with the PFA’s Brendan Schwab nominated by the PFA and FIFPro to the body
      • PFA secures seventh straight NSL CBA
      • Harry Kewell joins PFA Executive
      • Alex Tobin awarded Life Membership

    • '03

      • Crawford Report handed down.
      • PFA Unveils Australian Premier League vision.
      • PFA secures new NSL CBA.
      • PFA wins at the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.
      • Brendan Schwab, Craig Foster and Stan Lazaridis become Life Members.
      • Schwab steps down as Chief Executive.

    • '04

      • NSL closed down.
      • PFA sits on Task Force that designs new national competition.
      • A-League is launched

    • '05

      • Simon Colosimo elected as PFA President
      • Craig Foster appointed interim Chief Executive
      • Brendan Schwab appointed PFA Chairman
      • PFA secures historic CBA for Socceroos
      • John Didulica appointed Chief Executive
      • Socceroos qualify for World Cup

    • A-League

    • '06

      • PFA launches Special Assistance and Education funds.
      • My Football Career Program launched.
      • Chairman Brendan Schwab returns to the position as Chief Executive.

    • '07

      • PFA Champion & Life Member Alex Tobin receives OAM.
      • PFA and FFA sign landmark partnership agreement.
      • Matildas join the PFA.
      • PFA leads the establishment of FIFPro Asia.

    • '08

      • PFA secures 5 year A-League CBA
      • Joe Martson & the late Johnny Warren awarded the inaugural PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal
      • Kimon Taliadoros & Alex Tobin named as the inaugural PFA Champions

    • '09

      • PFA leads the development of FIFPro Asia.
      • Craig Johnston receives PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal.
      • Tim Cahill becomes inaugural PFA Footballer of the Year.
      • Nikita Rukavystya wins inaugural PFA Harry Kewell Medal.
      • Brendan Schwab becomes Asia's first representative on the FIFPro Board.

    • Matildas

    • '10

      • PFA secures historic CBA for Matildas
      • PFA secures Soceroos CBA for 2010 World Cup

    • '11

      • PFA secures new Socceroos CBA
      • PFA secures new Matildas CBA
      • PFA responds to the Smith Report
      • Mark Viduka awarded the PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal

    • '12

      • Frank Farina awarded PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal
      • Brendan Schwab steps down as PFA Chief Executive, to focus on FIFPro and CBA responsibilities.
      • Bruce Djite joins the PFA Executive Committee
      • Matt McKay joins the PFA Executive Committee

    • '13

      • A-League CBA extended and varied.
      • PFA secures new Matildas CBA.
      • PFA takes control of player development and wellbeing programs.
      • Brendan Schwab appointed FIFPro Vice President.

    • Socceroos

    • '14

      • Socceroos CBA extended.
      • PFA ensures Matildas CBA compliance.
      • PFA and the players play key role in establishing A-League’s inaugural Erasing Racism
      • Robbie Gaspar awarded PFA Life Membership
      • Mark Schwarzer awarded the PFA Alex Tobin OAM Medal

    • '15

      • The Matildas take historic industrial action in pursuit of new CBA
      • The Socceroos take industrial action in support of their fellow players
      • The PFA and FFA reach agreement on Australian sports first ever ‘whole of game’ CBA
      • Bendan Schwab departs the role of PFA Special Counsel following his appointment as the Head of UNI World Athletes

    • '16

      • PFA , John Moriarty Football FFA join forces for the first ever Indigenous Football Week
      • PFA Champion and Life Member Craig Foster is appointed as PFA Chairman
      • Nigel Boogaard, Kim Carroll, Gabe Marzano and Nikolai Toro-Stanley are appointed to the PFA Executive Committee
      • PFA announces historic partnership with John Moriarty Football
      • PFA commits driving W-League growth as players on mass join the PFA.

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