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Footballers Weigh In On Debate To Close FFA Centre Of Excellence

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 26 / 17

Football players "past and present" have "weighed into the debate whether to close down Football Federation Australia's Centre of Excellence based out of Canberra," according to Eamonn Tiernan of THE AGE. The FFA board met last week to discuss whether the Australian Institute of Sport program should...

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