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Former Australian internationals Kathryn Gill (pictured) and Simon Colosimo have been added to the board of FIFPro Division Asia/Oceania.

Colosimo, who made 26 appearances for the Socceroos, saw his appointment ratified this week during a three-day meeting in Kuala Lumpur, while Gill's addition will be made official at FIFPro's Annual General Assembly in November.

Japanese star Aya Miyama, who was recently named to the inaugural FIFPro Women's World XI, was a special invited guest showing great interest in the work being done to improve conditions for players across Asia.

Two spots are reserved for women on the FIFPro Asia/Oceania board as part of a renewed commitment to advance the rights of the region's female footballers.Colosimo

"It is exciting to be part of such a progressive division, who is determined to campaign for equality in support of our female footballers," Gill said.

"I view this role as an opportunity to extend the work that the PFA (Australia) has been doing to improve the conditions and standards of our female footballers, as Asia looks to become the leaders in social change."

"What is clear is that the region faces a number of challenges, none more so than the governance of the game and addressing the many issues women’s football and its players face."

"These can only be overcome through the formal involvement of players."

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Photo (above): Aya Miyama and Kathryn Gill together with officials from PFA Malaysia, including Chief Executive Officer Izham Ismail (far left) at a meeting of FIFPro Division Asia/Oceania in Kuala Lumpur.

Photo (right): Simon Colosimo addresses delegates in his new role as a board member of FIFPro Division Asia/Oceania.