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Volume 7 No. 149
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Executive Transactions: Paul Elliott Steps Down As PFA Charity Trustee

PAUL ELLIOTT resigned as a trustee of the Professional Footballers’ Association charity "in a sudden move that raises further questions over the governance of the crisis-hit union." The former Chelsea defender ended his involvement with the charity on Friday as a result of a personal financial matter, "which he feared placed him in breach of Charity Commission regulations." Elliott, 54, who is an adviser to the FA, is understood to have an individual voluntary arrangement with a creditor over debt repayment, which is one of the grounds for disqualification as a charity trustee (LONDON TIMES, 12/1). ... WAYNE BENNETT's long career as National Rugby League side Brisbane Broncos is over. After 25 seasons, six premierships, countless highlights and "being a foundation stone of the game's benchmark club," Bennett was sacked via voicemail. Nobody at the Broncos had reached Bennett by the time of Sunday's extraordinary press conference at the club's Brisbane base, in which CEO PAUL WHITE and Chair KARL MORRIS confirmed the news that Bennett's contract for the '19 season had been terminated (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 12/2).