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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

What a night, what a decade, what a 12 years

Australia - Germany: a special relationship

Football’s fourth estate - missing in action?

A good day for football

Football revenue fact check

Whose Board is it?

“No way Jose!”

Fixing FIFA isn’t just a ‘Sepp Blatter issue’

7-year ban for Harold Mayne-Nicholls

It’s time to stop messing about with boats

5-step guide to doing something positive about FIFA today

Off the Ball

The Ugly Game - whoever doubted it?

Sponsors voting with their feet’

Blatter’s friends getting desperate

Sydney is Irish, Melbourne is Chinese’

The many consequences of one decision

Regional clubs in the A-League

Blatter adviser accused of changing report

Asian Cup one for the true believers