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Bonita Mersiades
Bonita Mersiades
Bonita Mersiades is a consultant and writer, and has previously worked in strategy roles in the government, sport and health sectors. She has extensive knowledge of domestic and international football as a former team manager of the Socceroos and Head of Corporate and Public Affairs with Football Federation Australia. She is a volunteer committee member with the Football Media Association, is an adviser to Northern Fury Football Club and director of the curated football news site, FootballToday.com.au

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Game, Set & Match?

Posted July 8, 2014 by Bonita Mersiades

Ray Whelan, a director of FIFA hospitality partner Match Hospitality, has been arrested at the World Cup into an investigation into illegal ticket sales.


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Mohamed Bin Hamman has pulled out of the race to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA President.
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‘Well done, remarkably executed, utterly accomplished’ – Peter Hargitay writes to Mohamed Bin Hammam

Posted June 1, 2014 by Bonita Mersiades

When it comes to the 2018/2022 World Cup Bids, the names Mohamed Bin Hammam, Jack Warner and Reynald Temarii may sound familiar.


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FFA pays $462,200 for stadium upgrade – in the Caribbean

Posted April 22, 2013 by Bonita Mersiades

As the results of an integrity committee report into the financial management of CONCACAF are made public, questions loom over a $462,200 donation to the Caribbean by Australia’s World Cup Bid, which the FFA should now be made to answer for.


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A-League Grand Final a dream come true whoever wins

Posted April 16, 2013 by Bonita Mersiades

The Western Sydney Wanderers, who have captured the hearts and minds of football fans in their inaugural season, will attempt to complete a fairytale this Saturday by winning the A-League grand final. In their way are the Central Coast Mariners, four-time grand finalists but never champions, who have endured a season from hell to emerge as a team deserving of their own fairytale ending.


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Foxtel support makes perfect business sense but it’s time to stop taking from the amateur game

Posted April 9, 2013 by Bonita Mersiades

On Monday, Foxtel announced a pledge of $20million towards grassroots football development in Australia. But as much as this support from Foxtel is welcome, it does not yet address a fundamental inequity in the game: the cost of grassroots participation and who’s bearing it.


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