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Bonita Mersiades

Twitter: @bonitamersiades

Founder and editor of Football Today

Bonita is a lifelong football fan, former (very) amateur player, longstanding grassroots volunteer (team manager, club official, canteen assistant, net putter-upper etc) in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Townsville. She has also worked in football with the Brisbane Strikers in the NSL, the NSW Football Federation, as team manager of the Socceroos and as head of corporate and public affairs with Football Federation Australia.

She has written extensively on football for Sporting Intelligence, The Guardian, Football +, the UK Telegraph, Sports Business Insider, City Life, World Football Insider, CNN and others. She was the ghost-writer of Frank Farina's playing biography My World is Round. Her book Whatever It Takes - the Inside Story of the FIFA Way was published in January 2018. 

Bonita is also the co-founder of #NewFIFANow, along with British MP Damian Collins and Jaimie Fuller, an advocacy group campaigning for reform of FIFA - established before the May 2015 arrests. 

She is the founder and editor of Football Today, which is part of Fair Play Publishing

Bonita's teams: Socceroos, Majura, Barcelona, Fiorentina (except when she goes to the local deli and it's Catania)

Features by Bonita Mersiades

Long read: know your A-League owners

Fact check: ‘sponsor exodus’

Long read: a look at Sport Australia’s concerns with the CRWG report

Long read: a look at the FFA Board’s objections to the CRWG report

Times are changing - at FFA and FIFA

Steven Lowy’s resignation - what does it mean?

Congress Review Working Group report unpacked

National Registration Fee increase turns spotlight on FFA finances

A failure of good governance has brought us to this point

Russia says “NYET” to two loyal Socceroos supporters

FFA in numbers at Women’s Asian Cup

The FFA Congress Review Working Group Unpacked

What can be done to ‘save’ the A-League?

Everything old is new again at FIFA

A-League deja-vu

Why I wrote the inside story of the FIFA Way

FIFA take interventionist approach in dealing with FFA Congress Wars

5 things about Wednesday

Belt-tightening at FFA results in reduction in deficit by $52,000

Gender equity not achieved by token numbers at the top