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The newly-emboldened lower tiers of Australian football have met for the first time and confirmed their support for a national second division.
Source:
AAP
16 Jul 2017 - 6:48 PM  UPDATED 16 Jul 2017 - 6:48 PM

Football clubs below the A-League have prepared a shopping list of concerns to FFA, with a national second division for both men and women among the highest priorities.

The inaugural board of the Association of Australian Football Clubs (AAFC) has met for the first time in Brisbane.

The organisation has pledged to fight for representation on the next FFA Congress, which is being reformed at FIFA's behest.

AAFC chairman Rabieh Krayem said support for a multi-tiered system with promotion and relegation in Australia was palpable.

"We know that so many players and fans are interested in a second division ... it shows just how passionate people are, and that's a good thing," he said.

The organisation will undertake financial modelling to support the introduction of a second division and will report back in October.