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Andrew McKenzie Appointed as Football Australia’s General Manager – High Performance


Football Australia has announced the appointment of Andrew McKenzie as the new General Manager – High Performance. McKenzie brings extensive experience from his previous roles in the English Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur FC, the Australian Football League with Western Bulldogs, and Melbourne City FC, where he currently serves as the General Manager – High Performance. In his new role, McKenzie will oversee the development and management of high performance and national team programs, aiming to enhance players’ physical output and achieve long-term on-field success.

This strategic appointment is the first by Gary Moretti, Head of National Teams, as part of Football Australia’s enhanced National Teams’ setup. Moretti highlighted McKenzie’s valuable experience, stating, “Andrew is a highly regarded member of the Australian football family who brings a wealth of high performance experience within both domestic and overseas team sports.”

McKenzie’s track record includes successful stints across men’s, women’s, and youth teams, marked by his innovative and strategic approach to high performance outcomes. Moretti added, “Andrew joins Football Australia at an exciting time, with significant investment in our national teams’ setup as we strive to be a leading football nation within the Asian Football Confederation and ensure all age groups, men’s and women’s, qualify for World Cups.”

McKenzie holds degrees in Physiotherapy from La Trobe University, Melbourne, and Orthopaedic Medicine from Middlesex University, England. He has served on advisory boards for Sport Science and Analytics at La Trobe University and the Football Medicine Association Australia.

Andrew McKenzie will begin his new role with Football Australia on July 10, 2024. Football Australia is also finalising appointments for General Managers of Men’s National Teams, Women’s National Teams, and Football Analysis, Data and Insights. These roles are critical to supporting the performance outcomes aligned with Football Australia’s vision as outlined in the XI Principles for the future of Australian Football.

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