Podcast #19 – New FIFA Now’s Bonita Mersiades talks Football – World Cups, A-League and the Future locally and Internationally

We are back! Its been a while since the last podcast where we featured the CEO of the Perth Wildcats, Nick Marvin. Ashley has been away commentating the Champions Trophy in London, but is back now and we are sure it will have been worth the wait.

Our guest on this podcast is none other than Bonita Mersiades, the former Head of Communications and Public Affairs at the Football Federation of Australia. Bonita was released from her duties at the FFA when she questioned some of the actions in relation to Australia’s World Cup bid. She was one of only two people named as a “whistleblower” when FIFA published its abridged results into its investigations into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, yet has had the courage and conviction to continue to fight for what she believes is right in the game she loves. We could have spoken for so much longer, as she has a great deal to say and is still heavily involved with the New FIFA Now movement.

If you enjoy the interview you can hear more from Bonita as she is heading to Perth and will be speaking at the Australian Society of Sports History at the Game Bar in Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, on the 25th of July at 7.30pm. Entry is free to all who want to attend.

In addition to our chat with Bonita, we take a look at the imploding Western Force, the move by Hockey to launch a Global league and Brad Hogg’s departure from the Perth Scorchers.

Feel free to download previous shows now available on I-tunes.

 

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Podcast #19 – New FIFA Now’s Bonita Mersiades talks Football – World Cups, A-League and the Future locally and Internationally

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  • July 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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    Great interview. Interesting comments from Bonita. Sadly won’t be able to make her talk as working nights that week.

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