Since 2016, John Didulica has served as the Chief Executive of Professional Footballers Australia (PFA), the peak body representing the collective employment and professional interests of Australian footballers including the Caltex Socceroos, Westfield Matildas, Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League players.
A former professional footballer in the National Soccer League (NSL) with Sydney United and Melbourne Knights, Didulica combined playing with his legal studies and in 2002 was appointed as General Counsel to the PFA.
Didulica joined Football Federation Australia (FFA) in 2008 as Legal Counsel, focusing on the sport’s legal framework and covering all local, international and professional aspects of the game, before being appointed to the role of Director of Football and Legal Counsel at Melbourne Heart (now Melbourne City) where he worked closely with athletes, coaches and human performance staff.
Didulica was awarded PFA Life Membership in 2009 in recognition of his valuable contribution to the players and the sport.
Among his various directorships, Didulica is also the Chairman of North Geelong Warriors FC, his home football club that competes in the NPL Victoria.
Didulica will be joined by fellow PFA representative Beau Busch to present a joint keynote presentation at the conference, with the pair also set to discuss policy recommendations for the national approach to developing talent.
Chief Executive Officer, Professional Footballers Australia
Chief Executive – Professional Footballers Australia (PFA)
Chairman – North Geelong Warriors FC
Director of Football and Legal Counsel – Melbourne Heart (now Melbourne City)
Legal Counsel – Football Federation Australia (FFA)
General Counsel – Professional Footballers Australia (PFA)