The UFA Organisation
This section of the website is dedicated to the organisation of the Utanian Football
Association, its staff and structure, its purposes and how you can interact with it.
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Much has been said and written over the years about the UFA and its standing in the
public arena. Our past has not been spotless.
Yet, working with Business Ethics consultants, the organisation is working
hard to provide a framework that we believe will prevent the misdeeds of the past.
This will be achieved if perhaps only by a change of leadership, with a new Board
and management dedicated to promoting football alone.
We pride ourselves on being completely ethical in our dealings with clubs,
sponsors, players, teams and organisers.
Consequently, you will note that our new mission statement spends considerable
time emphasising the ethical nature of how relationships are to be developed by
the organisation and the people within it.
The Mission? Football!
How can the mission be best described? In one word: Football.
This is our one mission. Promoting the game, supporting the game, selling the
game, providing people with skills to play the game.
We will spend over Û7 million on school football equipment this year,
and over Û16 million providing skills training for all ages of non-professional
players: from schoolkids to our oldest players.
Another Û19 million will be spent on the upkeep of grounds OTHER than
those played on for the national competition, and we'll spend another Û54
million upgrading facilities at the competition stadiums.
This organisation is also dedicating Û640,000 to making sure that when
you ring, fax or "jack into" the UFA, all you'll hear is football, football and
We're so dedicated to this game, "We do nothing by halves".
The UFA is a non-profit organisation established by the clubs of Utania to promote,
support and organise the great game of football.
Simply: Do nothing by half!
- To promote football. To attract fans to the game, and to promote ethics and
good, fair conduct in the running of and playing of the games.
- To promote upskilling of fans and professional players alike, without favour
to one or the other, in the skills of the game. At the end of each year, the sum
total football skills of the nation should increase. This may mean providing
competition structures to formative teams, funding for teams and/or skills
- To support football, the clubs, the players, the organisers and the fans,
regardless of their size or apparent relative importance to the UFA.
- To BE fair, upstanding, and completely ethical in all our dealings with
suppliers, sponsors, clubs, members, patrons, employees and all other
stake holders. This also means being completely above reproach when approached with
opportunities to do otherwise, and to report them to internal ethics committees.
Let the game never come into disrepute because of the UFA.
- To provide a framework to allow as many clubs as possible to play against
eachother at the level at which they are best suited, but to not leave that a
restrictive list, and provide annual openings to other teams to swap in and out
of various competitions.
- To provide a regular competition for all clubs registered to play against
eachother, from the best of the best to the lowliest teams, promoting the game,
the players, the skills of the game.
- To provide, support, fund and promote the National football team, the pride
of Utania in all international tournaments it is practical to attend. To promote
the culture of Utania in these meetings.
- To provide a framework by which the history of the game is preserved and made
available to all. To provide regular reminders -- be that in the form of markers
or statues -- of the country's greatest contributors to the game.
- To provide opportunities for the national team to play on home soil against
other international teams.