Football Federation Victoria is recognised by both the State and Federal Governments, and Football Federation Australia (FFA) as the organization responsible for the administration, promotion and delivery of football and futsal (indoor football) in the state. It is funded through membership and club affiliation fees, government grants and corporate sponsorship.
Football Federation Victoria is affiliated with Football Federation Australia and through FFA’s affiliation with FIFA (Federation of International Football Associations) and is charged with all facets of football in Victoria across semi-professional, amateurs, women, youth, juniors, referees, coaches, officials and volunteers.
Under its previous guise of Anglo Australian Football Association of Victoria, FFV commenced operation in 1884 and is one of the oldest sporting associations in Victoria. It has had several name changes over the years, including being known as the Victorian Soccer Federation (VSF) for which in 2005 was rebranded to Football Federation Victoria during the greater restructure of the sport nationally and the formation of Football Federation Australia under the Chairmanship of Mr Frank Lowy AC.
A Brief History
Football Federation Victoria (FFV) commenced operation in 1884 under the name Anglo Australian Football Association of Victoria and is one of the oldest sporting associations in Victoria. It has had several name changes over the years, but has survived as the governing body of soccer in Victoria since this time. The Football Association (Australia), the predecessor of Football Federation Australia (FFA) was formed in 1923.
The early years of football in Australia were heavily influenced by the English and Scottish immigrants. The British were complemented by migrants from all over Europe in the post-war period as the flood of "new Australians" during the 1950's and 1960's transformed football across the country and the game boomed.
FFV became an Active Australia provider in 2001, and in 2005 it officially changed the name from Victorian Soccer Federation to Football Federation Victoria.