NZ Football president Deryck Shaw steps down

Deryck Shaw.
Deryck Shaw. Photo credit: Photosport

New Zealand Football (NZF) president Deryck Shaw has resigned.

His departure is the latest twist in the ongoing fallout from the review by employment lawyer Phillipa Muir into the conduct, culture and governance at NZF.

Shaw has been under severe pressure to stand down since the Andreas Heraf scandal with the Football Ferns in June.

"It has been a privilege to lead New Zealand Football over what has been both a successful, but also a challenging period in its 126-year history," Shaw said.

"I have decided that it is appropriate at this time that I resign from my role as president to allow football to move forward.

"This is my decision as the head of the organisation and it is the right thing to do.

"I would particularly like to acknowledge and thank New Zealand Football staff, and the federation staff, volunteers, coaches, referees and players who deliver the game to a very high professional standard.

"I have immense respect for New Zealand Football staff and the work that they do for football, and wish management well for their work ahead."

Vice president Philip Barry has been elected interim president, until next year's annual congress.