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. She is a co-founder of #NewFIFANow an advocacy group campaigning for reform of FIFA and world football governance - 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 

Features by Bonita Mersiades

Australia should withdraw from 2023 race

Football culture problems in Australia are much deeper and broader than the Matildas

PFA Matildas Wellbeing Audit raises more questions related to Stajcic sacking

#SaveHakeem, Shaikh Salman and football integrity

FFA arranges training camp for Olyroos in Bangkok and cancels three days after telling clubs - UPDATED!

FFA Board must make change now to have a hope of regaining any trust over Alen Stajcic sacking

Human Rights Watch says next few days are ‘critical’ for Hakeem Al-Araibi

When it comes to the Alen Stajcic decision, some prefer silence

FFA Board confronts their first governance challenge with Alen Stajcic decision

Sitting in silence won’t #SaveHakeem

Long read: Unpacking the ‘metrics’ in the A-League expansion decision

Why football must intervene in the case of Hakeem Al-Araibi

FFA Board should find funding for Pararoos

#FFAvotes - but it’s not for any of us to know

FFA Board: are the ‘new faces’ really that new?

The state of football’s finances

FFA Board: it’s time to exercise the power we have

FFA Board - and now there are 11

FFA Board nominees Scorecard

The who, what and why of FFA Board nominations