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Carol Waller
ORGANISATION
PERIOD
ACHIEVEMENT
FIFA
2004-2005
FIFA Women's Football Committee
2005-2007
FIFA U-17 & U-20 Women's World Cups Committee
2005
FIFA U-19 WWC Thailand - Match Commissioner
2007
FIFA U-17 WWC Russia - Match Commissioner
Oceania
1997
OFC Administrators Course
1997-1999
OFC Women's Committee
New Zealand
1976-87
NZ Women's FA Council Member
1991
Women Step Forward Conference in Sydney - funded by Hillary Commission
1994-98
Women's Soccer Association of NZ Council Member
1995-96
Vice Chairperson, Women's Soccer Association of NZ
1996
Liaison Officer to Korean National Team
1997
Organised three-week training camp for Korean Women's National B side
1997-99
Chairperson, Women's Soccer Association of NZ
1998
Chairperson, Oceania WWC Qualifying Tournament Organising Committee
1999
Represented NZ at FIFA Seminar on Women's Football in Los Angeles
1999
FIFA U-17 World Cup Finals co-ordinator - Ball Boys / Flag Carriers
1999-2000
Chairperson, Women's Committee of NZ Soccer
2002
OFC Nations Cup co-ordinator - Ball Boys / Flag Carriers
2003
NZ Soccer - Auckland Regional Academy Manager
2003
NZ Soccer - Level 1 Coaching Badge
2007 - current
NZ Football - Women's Advisory Committee member
2008
FIFA U-17 WWC Finals co-ordinator - Team Services
Auckland
1975-91
Auckland Women's FA (except for one year) -
2 terms as Treasurer, 12 terms as Fixtures Officer
1989-95
Soccer Auckland Control Board member
1991-92
Chairperson, Soccer Auckland Finance & Promotions Committee
1992-98
Chairperson, Auckland Women's Management Committee
1993-94
Soccer Auckland Finance Committee member
1995-98
Soccer Auckland Technical Committee member
2003-06
Auckland Football Board of Directors (co-opted Women's Football)
Team Manager
1980-95
Numerous AWFA / AFA Senior Women & age-grade teams to National Tournaments
1989-90
Auckland U-19 Women's Soccer - tours to Dallas, USA, and to Sweden & Denmark
1991
Auckland U-18 Women's Soccer - tour to Sweden & Denmark
1998
Women's Soccer Association of NZ - tour to Holland, Germany and USA
2002-05
Auckland National Women's League team
2003
NZ Soccer - U-16 tour to Australia
2003
Auckland National Youth League team
2004-05
Auckland U-14 & U-16 Girls teams at National Identity Tournaments
2006 - current
Auckland Football Teams Manager for all teams at
Weir Rosebowl & National Identity Tournaments
Other
Life Memberships - Soccer Auckland; Eden AFC; Three Kings United FC
1966
Auckland Secondary Schoolgirls hockey representative
1975-77
Auckland women's soccer representative
1975
New Zealand women's soccer representative
1978
AFA Referees Certificate
1995
Sport Auckland Services to Soccer award
1996
Auckland City Council Certificate of Appreciation - service to Mt. Eden Borough
1998
Alwyn Moon Memorial Award -
Auckland Amateur Sports Association for Services to Sport

Carol Waller's career in New Zealand football dates back to the early 1970s, and the formative years of the women's game. She was Auckland's goalkeeper in the first representative women's fixture, against Wellington in 1973, and two years later was number one for New Zealand, as the national side made a triumphant international debut in Hong Kong, where they won the Asian Cup.

While her four appearances for her country are the highlight of Carol's playing career, it is in the administrative side of the game where she has truly made her mark.

Her involvement in this began at Eden AFC, for whom she played and doubled as the club's secretary, a position she held from 1975 until 1996, when the club merged with Mt. Roskill AFC to form Three Kings United.

She continued her secretarial duties at the newly amalgamated club from its inception until 2007 - a 33-year career in club administration all told! - and received life memberships from both the Eden and Three Kings United clubs in recognition of her sterling service over this era.

Throughout this time, Carol has also been synonymous with the administration of Auckland Football (in its various guises), an organisation she continues to serve today.

Be it as Treasurer, Fixtures Officer, Control Board member, Finance Committee and Technical Committee member, Chairperson of the Women's Management Committee and Finance and Promotions Committee, or her current position as Accounts and Events Manager, Carol has been a driving force behind the scenes in Auckland football since 1975.

Indeed, the phrase, “Do you want to ask the man in charge, or the woman who knows what's going on?” could well have been coined with Carol in mind, particularly where Auckland football is concerned!

Administrative duties are not the only avenue via which Carol has served one of the New Zealand game's strongholds. On numerous occasions since 1980, she has been team manager for any number of Auckland's representative teams, most notably for the title-winning “A Team” squad which has dominated the game at representative level for the vast majority of this time.

Of course, Carol's administrative prowess hasn't been confined to the area north of the Bombay Hills, for she has been a stalwart at national body level for several years also, particularly in the women's game.

Since 1976, when a New Zealand Women's Football Association council member, she has helped to steer the women's game along on a variety of committees, the highlight her chairpersonship of the Women's Soccer Association of New Zealand in the final years of the twentieth Century.

She has also been a member of the Oceania Football Confederation's Women's Committee, and has served on a couple of FIFA women's committees in recent years, and as a FIFA match commissioner at age-grade Women's World Cup Finals in that time.