The Australian Athletes Alliance (AAA) was established in 2007 by the AFL Players' Association, Australian Cricketers' Association, Professional Footballers' Association, Australian Swimmers Association, Netballers' Association, Rugby League Players' Association, and Rugby Union Players' Association.
The AAA's mission is:
- to present a respected, influential and united voice on behalf of Australia's professional athletes on matters of common concern;
- to support and advance the interests and collective representation of professional athletes;
- to foster the highest standards of citizenship among professional athletes;
- to enhance the value the community, business, sport and government attaches to the work of professional athletes on and off the field by maximising the contribution professional athletes make to societ,; and
- to act as a highly effective peak body for member athletes' associations.
AAA advocates on behalf of Australian athletes at the state and national levels and seeks to inform government and the wider community about issues affecting athletes.
For further information visit the AAA website.
The Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) is the global players’ voice in cricket.
FICA was established in 1998 to unite all national players’ associations, which protect the interests of professional cricketers throughout the world (there are currently nine). It brings together the world’s cricketers, regardless of nationality, religion, political persuasion or race, under an international body focused on matters of general interest to the game and its players. FICA's operational focus is on representing players including in the following areas:
1. Global Voice:
- Professionally representing players' views and opinions to the game (including at ICC level)
- E.g: Global surveying, Player Advisory Groups, Global Employment & Cricket Reports
2. Employment and Contracts:
- Working hard to ensure that every player receives a contract that is properly negotiated and offers appropriate protections
- E.g: ICC event squad terms, domestic T20 event standard player contracts, players' association negotiation support, agent communications
3. Player Global Safety and Security:
- Player safety and security is FICA's primary concern
- Eg: Independent security advice (ICC events, international cricket and domestic events), best practice sharing
4. The World Game:
- Advocating for the best structure of the game and regulations to make cricket as good as it can be for players and fans alike
5. Global Player Welfare:
- Building a global support network to meet the needs of global cricketers
- E.g: Development of FICA Global Player Welfare platform, best practice and local and global support network
FICA is governed by its Board and Executive. ACA CEO Alistair Nicholson sits on both. Tony Irish is FICA's Executive Chairman and Tom Moffat is FICA's Chief Operating Officer.
FICA has also established men's and women's Player Advisory Committees, comprised predominantly of current senior international players nominated by their home players association. The Committees complement FICA’s ongoing program of structured engagement with its member players’ associations and players around the world to ensure it is accurately representing collective player views and interests at the global level. FICA's current Player Advisory Committees are: pictures or names?
- Kumar Sangakarra
- Graeme Smith
- Kyle Coetzer
- Aaron Finch
- Vikram Solanki
- William Porterfield
- JP Duminy
- Jason Holder
- Ross Taylor
- Dane Van Niekerk
- Heather Knight
- Alyssa Healy
- Hayley Matthews
- Lisa Sthalekar
- Amy Satterthwaite
- Mary Waldron
For further information visit the FICA website.
Contact: Lachlan McKenna
Tel: 03 9698 7214