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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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Gallop’s ‘blue skies’ forecast means it’s time to cut ‘great big tax’ on grassroots players

Posted December 13, 2012 by Bonita Mersiades

‘Football followers around Australia should vote for the Gillard Labor Government and give thanks to the Brisbane Roar’s Bakrie Group. That’s the take-out from FFA’s 2011-12 financial statement’


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10 things Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop should do on starting new job

Posted November 11, 2012 by Bonita Mersiades

SBI analyst Bonita Mersiades outlines the key learnings for the former NRL CEO as he replaces Ben Buckley


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Game changer: How corporate interests stripped values out of sport and exposed it to corruption

Posted November 1, 2012 by Bonita Mersiades

‘The AFL has a 10-year deal with a brewery. Its junior competitions are sponsored by McDonalds’ says journalist Trevor Grant


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Buckley riding out on a perfect storm of A-League buzz and participation spike

Posted October 31, 2012 by Bonita Mersiades

‘Nervous nellies who have ‘been there and done that’ are not yet ready to declare football may have got it right, but it is looking better than it has for some time’


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Eight years in the making, Sydney derby crackles with expectation of magic and drama

Posted October 19, 2012 by Bonita Mersiades

After several false starts, the A-League gets a battle that could prove a key moment in the history of Australian football


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