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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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A-league Grand Final venue still undecided

Posted March 12, 2013 by Bonita Mersiades

The location of this seasons’ A-league Grand Final is not yet clear, with the new 6 side finals format used by the A-league not allowing a hosting team to be decided until the week before. In an attempt to make the A-league Grand Final a genuine showcase piece, should the A-league have a fixed Grand Final venue before the season begins?


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UPDATED: Charismatic Qatari Hassan Al-Thawadi may push to become AFC’s FIFA executive committee rep

Posted February 24, 2013 by Bonita Mersiades

‘Hassan Al-Thawadi has proven he can deal with the doubters… young, intelligent, charming, erudite, articulate – in so many ways he is a contrast to most of the rest of the Executive Committee’


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Lyall Gorman and Tony Pignata are the architects of two Sydney A-League success stories

Posted February 21, 2013 by Bonita Mersiades

The Wanderers are winning all the plaudits but they’re not the only Sydney A-League success story, thanks to Sydney FC’s proactive leader Tony Pignata


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The questions Australia’s Moya Dodd should ask if voted to join FIFA’s exclusive inner sanctum

Posted February 4, 2013 by Bonita Mersiades

‘Those who say that the best way to effect change at FIFA is “from the inside” are fooling themselves. People with good pedigree, impressive CVs and a personal reputation intact have gone before and failed’


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Del Piero to leave Sydney for Doha engagement

Posted January 30, 2013 by Bonita Mersiades

Sydney’s marquee booked for a speaking role as Red Bull ambassador, but coach unaware


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