Moya Dodd recognised for her influence in global women’s football

FFA Board Member and Former Matilda, Moya Dodd, was on Thursday night named the overall winner of the 2016 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for the impact she has had on changing the global culture of football.

The Awards, the sixth of its kind, was held at a gala event at the Sydney Town Hall.

In addition, Moya was also named the Winner of the Arts, Culture and Sport category of the Awards.

Dodd was a driving force behind reform at FIFA, especially in regards to equality for women in sport.

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop today paid tribute to Dodd for her outstanding achievement an on-going work in football both in Australia and around Asia and the world, through FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

“We are extremely fortunate to have a person of Moya’s calibre on our board and within our sport,” Gallop said.

“At a time when all sports are starting to engage with women at different levels and speeds, Moya has been one of the leading voices in football championing the role of women in sport for a long time.

“You will not find a person with more energy and dedication to her role. She has been a tireless champion of Women’s Football and Sport both domestically and internationally.

“Last night’s award is due recognition for a woman who is an outstanding contributor to our game.”