The OFC Congress is the gathering of Oceania’s football family. With all 11 Member Associations in attendance, the Congress makes decisions relating to OFC’s governing statutes and the method by which they are implemented and applied. It also approves the annual report and holds elections, most notably for the OFC presidency.
In the spirit of democracy, each member association has one vote, regardless of its size or footballing strength.
The OFC Congress – the most important cog in the governing body’s wheel – normally meets every two years. However, in recent times, the Congress has taken place annually in an extraordinary meeting. The introduction of annual meetings allows the regional parliament of football to influence decisions on an ever-growing number of issues.
The OFC President has an important function during the Congress: he or she presides over it and ensures that the debates are properly conducted. After the Congress, the president is then responsible for ensuring that the decisions passed are implemented.