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

Time for the faceless men to be held to account

Sponsorship support for football

It’s our football too

FIFA waves big stick at FFA and other stakeholders

The questions that should be answered

“FIFA has reformed.” What are they smoking?

Tony Pignata’s 5 years at Sydney FC: the metrics

Broadcast bonuses go both ways

The past is not another country for FIFA

Anzac football - lest we forget

40 years of national competition

A-League expansion is not a re-run of Super League wars

Beckenbauer, Radmann, Abold: more questions from the Swiss

FIFA needs to get its priorities right

346 million reasons to be festive?

Football finances: the state of the nation (and why we need an $80m TV deal)

Try again FFA

FFA revenue stays steady

FA asked to “please explain” re ‘Big Sam’

2016-17 A-League Season Preview