Capital Football has backtracked on plans to hold an annual generation meeting in the "best interests of football" after the board election was thrown into disrepute.
The organisation announced on Tuesday night it had cancelled the AGM scheduled for April 15 and recalled nominations for the two vacant director positions. The board is now looking to hold the meeting in six to eight weeks.
Cracks began to emerge in the boardroom when a dispute arose around the validity of three director nominations that were rejected for the now cancelled election.
Woden-Weston president Steven Rohan-Jones was one of the rejected candidates and intends to nominate again when the new AGM schedule is provided.
"I'm delighted Capital Football decided to reschedule the AGM," Rohan-Jones said.
"It will give them additional time to make sure as previous AGM's we have a transparent and public AGM, notwithstanding the COVID-19 restrictions.
"It will also give them more time to put in place whatever technology they need, so both members and as in the past, presidents and other interested parties, offer comments and questions of the board."
The meeting had initially been postponed from April 6 to 15 in line with Football Federation Australia's suspension on all football activity amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Capital Football decided to move the meeting online after the national body extended the suspension a further seven weeks.
It's cancellation will provide Capital Football more time to test the online voting system for the election, easing concerns of members and candidates.
"We know Capital Football has done an early test of this technology and conducted a successful president's meeting. With the extra time for them to organise the technology and put everything in place, I think we'll have a very good AGM," Rohan-Jones said.
However, the timing of the meeting's cancellation has also raised some eyebrows as it did not adhere to Capital Football's constitution.
Capital Football announced its cancellation the night before the AGM was meant to be held, but under the constitution they must provide at least 48 hours notice:
"Where a general meeting (including an annual general meeting) is convened by the directors they may, if they think fit and at least 48 hours prior to the time the meeting is to be held, cancel the meeting, change the venue for the meeting or postpone the meeting to a date and time they determine."