The congress is usually scheduled for March of every year but was postponed to May due to many activities and off island meetings by some members of the executive committee.
FFAS President Iuli Alex Godinet was away for meetings with the OFC Executive Committee and the FIFA Strategic Committee. He also attended the OFC Women’s U-17 and U-20 Championships as a match commissioner.
Vice-President Sandra Herrera was away as well attending meetings for the Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
Another activity that took much of FFAS’ time was its involvement in the OFC Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament held in Taupo, NZ.
“I want to thank you all for your patience in waiting for our annual Congress and thank you all for attending,” said Iuli Alex Godinet upon opening this year’s event.
Some changes to the statutes include adding two new members to the executive committee. The executive committee consists of the president and four other members, but the new change that now goes into effect will be the president and six other members.
The president asked the congress to leave it up to the executive committee to select its two new members and the request was granted.
Another change includes the raising of the annual club membership fee from $150.00 to $350.00
One new member club, Taputimu, sought admission into FFAS and was given approval. This now brings the total number of members to 18.
In his closing remarks to the congress Iuli thanked all for making it another smooth process for the association and wished all the clubs good luck in the 5-a-side competition that kicked off on Saturday, May 12.