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Pablo Bateson

Twitter: @PabloFootball

Freelance writer and passionate travelling fan

Pablo's global travels across six continents have included experiencing football in 23 countries. 

Pablo has visited 15 member nations of the  Asian Football Confederation for World Cup qualifiers of the Socceroos, and the epic second leg of the 2014 Asian Champions League final. 

Previously over nearly three decades, Pablo worked in the related fields of sustainability, governance, environment and natural resource management. He had professional policy and management roles at different times in all three levels of government, industry, consulting, the tertiary education sector, and not-for-profit organisations. 

Pablo is passionate about the development of grassroots football programs linked to education, health and well being outcomes for children and disadvantaged communities. This includes building relationships and collaborative projects in the near ASEAN region of the AFC football community, and especially within his second 'adopted home' of Thailand.

Pablo's teams:  Socceroos, Western Sydney Wanderers, Barcelona 

Features by Pablo Bateson

It just had to be Timmy

“Don’t mess with Melaka” goes to script

Socceroos breaking new ground in Melaka

Evolution of a journey for life

That night in September

Saitama set back, Melbourne bounce back?

The heat is on for the Socceroos in Tokyo

Reality check for Socceroos

A tale of two Toms

Socceroos to gather momentum

Bounce-back win keeps Socceroos alive

Socceroos stumble in the big chill

A Persian welcome for Socceroos

Banner outrage a symptom of broader fans’ group governance malaise

Urawa Reds Diamonds masterclass highlights gulf in quality

6 big issues in 2017

6 highlights in 2016

A league for intergenerational vision

Royal performance thwarts Socceroos

Low key build-up in Bangkok