Clive Palmer.
Clive Palmer. Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

Palmer decides to kick harder

MINING magnate Clive Palmer has created his own football organising body which he wants to replace Football Federation Australia following the axing of his A-League club Gold Coast United.

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Palmer announced today he's formed an independent organisation know as Football Australia and hired former A-League chief Archie Fraser as its chief executive.

Palmer said his organisation had already been registered with the Australian Investment and Securities Commission (ASIC) and was created to "oversee football at a grassroots and senior level and ensure the game is operated with transparency and fairness."

He said Football Australia aimed to replace FFA, which he claimed was incompetent at both a domestic and international level.

Palmer said the slogan of the organisation is "We kick harder".

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