Former Socceroo Craig Foster has officially withdrawn his nomination to join and chair the FFA board.
Foster was seen as the popular choice to join the new-look board and replace Steven Lowy as chairman due to his footballing expertise and passion for the game in Australia.
A lack of stakeholder support was the reason behind Foster’s decision to cease his campaign to join the governing body.
“Despite the amazing support of our football community around the country, it has become clear that I do not have the necessary stakeholder support to succeed in my candidacy for the board and as chairman of FFA,” Foster said in a statement.
“Accordingly, I have notified FFA of the withdrawal of my nomination.”
Foster recently told SEN Afternoons that he was ready to chair the FFA board: “I’M READY": FOSTER REAFFIRMS FFA CHAIRMAN AMBITION
Notice of withdrawal of nomination for FFA Board. pic.twitter.com/YaZD6pzMaP— Craig Foster (@Craig_Foster) November 16, 2018
Below is the remaining list of nominees to join the FFA board, with the four places to be decided at a general meeting on November 19.
• Morry BAILES
• Joseph CARROZZI
• Stephen CONROY
• Judith GRIGGS
• Daniel MOULIS
• Chris NIKOU
• Remo NOGAROTTO
• Linda NORQUAY
• Heather REID
• Mark RENDELL
• Mark SHIELD