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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

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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Exclusive: As crowds fall, players told Socceroos brand losing allure and they must help restore it

Posted June 11, 2012 by Bonita Mersiades

Players agree to rally for the cause but Osieck said to be less concerned with the issue of flagging public support, writes Bonita Mersiades


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Analysis: Gallop a circuit breaker at a time when football needs change

Posted August 21, 2012 by Bonita Mersiades

Ben Buckley had a tough gig coming in with little experience. That won’t be the problem for Gallop


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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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