Bonita Mersiades

The life of Bonita Mersiades has always had football in it. She was given her love of the game courtesy of her refugee father from eastern Europe, and grew-up surrounded by the it amongst the many and diverse ethnic communities in Australia who helped nurture and build her passion for it.

Bonita is the founder of Fair Play Publishing and the Football Writers' FestivalShe writes about the game via her blog at bonitamersiades.com.au.

She has written three books on football. 

TITLES BY BONITA MERSIADES
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Release: October 2021

Portraits in Football

A collection of photographs from the former Fairfax Media Archive curated by Bonita to depict the social and cultural context of football in Australia in the 20th century.

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Release: January 2018

Whatever it Takes: The Inside

Story of the FIFA Way

This book lifts the lid on how a bid for the greatest show on earth, the FIFA World Cup, works from the inside – an inside that involves what is now known as the murky, corrupt goings-on of world football administration. 

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Release: September 1998

My World Is Round—Frank Farina

Farina, one of Australia's most colourful, players of the game. Here, he tells of his personal playing history, including his experience playing for Australia and the ups-and-downs of being a successful European professional. 

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