Former Canberra United coach Heather Garriock has been appointed to the Football Australia board of directors.
Garriock was one of two newly appointed directors, alongside businesswoman Catriona Noble, who will serve for the next two years.
The 38-year-old ex Matilda will assume the role while maintaining her position as CEO of Taekwondo Australia, where she has worked for the past year.
Meanwhile, W-League players are set for a pay rise and A-League clubs will be able to have up to three high-profile players outside of the salary cap from next season as part of a new five-year collective bargaining agreement struck between Professional Footballers Australia and the Australian Professional Leagues, announced this week.
The W-League floor, which is the lowest amount a club can pay to its squad, will rise by 32 per cent over the next five years.
Last season's floor of $294,000 will grow to $315,000 next season, with the final figure to settle at $390,000 by the end of the five-year deal.
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The W-League cap will be $450,000 next season, with the ceiling to be reviewed annually.
The A-League floor, which was originally set at around $2 million last season before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic hit, will rise to $2.25 million next season.
The salary cap will be $2.5 million next season, and will rise $50,000 each campaign for the next two seasons after that.
"When APL took control of the leagues, we promised it would herald a new era of investment and this agreement shows the progress that has already been made," APL managing director Danny Townsend said.
"This is a clear example of what can be achieved when we work together with a common vision to realise the potential of Australian football."
- With AAP