The Oceania Football Confederation congratulates Kristy Hill, Farah Mohammed and Laurel Vaurasi on their recent appointments to the FIFA Football Tribunal. 

New Zealanders Hill and Mohammed become members of the Players’ Status Chamber, while Fiji’s Vaurasi joins the Dispute Resolution Chamber. 

Vaurasi, who founded Suva law firm Shekinah Law, broke new ground as the first female President of the Fiji Law Society in 2016, a role she held until last year. 

She is also a current member of the Fiji Football Association Appeals Committee. 

Hill joins the tribunal after a decorated on-field career which saw her represent the Football Ferns and appear at the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, while in more recent times she has held a number of governance roles in New Zealand sport.  

Mohammed is a current OFC employee, having joined as a Legal and Compliance Officer in May this year after several years working in criminal litigation, practising as in-house counsel across local government and central government entities. 

She previously spent time in roles at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Auckland Council as well.  

OFC General Secretary Franck Castillo congratulated the trio on their appointments. 

“It’s a fantastic achievement to be appointed to the FIFA Football Tribunal, which plays an important role in world football,” Castillo said.  

“Breaking down barriers, improving visibility and encouraging inclusivity are all key parts of OFC’s Women’s Strategy, so it’s pleasing to see Oceania women earning appointments like these.”