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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

Socceroos comeback falls short while the terraces underwhelm

Roller coaster ride leaves Socceroos on top

Getting match fit in Jeddah

Right to the wire for a new Arabian adventure

Bigger picture thinking well beyond ‘the dogs’

Immense performance defies heat

Arabian adventures: the heat is on

A tale of two halves

On the road again with the Socceroos!

Bigger picture gains for Socceroos

What’s in a name?

Reflections on another epic football travel adventure - 2016 A-League Grand Final

Hey Australia! There is another Champions League!

FFA needs radical changes to lift governance performance

2016: the year of leaping fearlessly

It’s a wonderful life…of football!

Interview with Dr Clifford Stott

Policing of football in Australia needs solutions

Socceroos steam to victory

A day in the life of Dhaka