FOOTBALL Federation Tasmania is looking for a new chief following the resignation yesterday of John Boulous to pursue opportunities interstate.
Originally from New South Wales, FFT's chief executive officer will return to his home state with his young family to take up a position in the NRL with the Parramatta Eels.
Boulous has played a significant role during his tenure and said he was excited about the position of the game in the state.
``I leave very proud of what the game has been able to achieve over the last 3 1/2 years,'' he said.
``The sport is in wonderful hands with the many committed people we have involved in our game.
``I leave with lots of many happy memories and friends and will watch with interest as the sport continues to grow.''
FFT president Sean Collins wished Boulous all the best for his future endeavours.
``John and his family relocated to Tasmania in 2010 to undertake the role and we thank him for all his hard work while at FFT,'' Collins said.
``John brought a very strong emphasis on stakeholder engagement and was a significant contributor to increasing the profile of the sport in Tasmania.''
Collins said the search was under way for a successor with Boulous to remain at the helm until the end of the month.