21 Feb 2012

Vuksich goes onto Fifa committee

11:09 am on 21 February 2012

Auckland City Football club president Ivan Vuksich has been selected by FIFA along with 27 representatives from around the world to the new "Working Group for the International Match Calendar" committee.

Vuksich's selection follows FIFA's Committee for Club Football's recommendation to create a working group representing all of football's stakeholder parties (associations, leagues, clubs and players) in order to draw up the international match calendar for the 2015-2022 period.

Vuksich says it's a great honour, he's been on a FIFA committee before and hopefully he can make some contribution again.

The Auckland City FC chairman is determined to add value to a committee that includes former West Germany international and two-time European Footballer of the Year, Karl-Heinz Rumminigge.

Vuksich, who will represent Oceania's clubs, will be joined on the working group by fellow New Zealanders Tai Nicholas and David Firisua who will represent the interests of the Oceania Football Confederation and its member associations.