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  • Saturday October 5th, 10am - 5.15pm
    FOOTBALL WRITERS FESTIVAL DAY ONE Registration opens at 9.30am Venue: Preston Lions Football Club B.T. Connor Reserve, 200 Broadhurst Avenue, Reservoir (Melbourne) 10am-10.15am - Acknowledgement of Country - Welcome from Preston Lions FC 10.15am-10.45am - Opening Address by Brendan Schwab Morning break 11am-11.45am A life in football One-on-one with Gary Cole 11.45am-12.15pm Fact File on the Balkanites Presentation from Andrew Howe Lunch break 1.15pm-2.15pm Cultural changemakers speed dating - Cultural Advocates: Adam Muyt, Paul Nicholls 2.15pm-3.15pm A superstar, A Continent, and Agents Lucas Gillard, Dr Jorge Knijnik, Peter Paleologos Afternoon break 3.30pm-4.30pm How three clubs are making their own change - Panellists: Matthew Galea (Essendon Royals), Rabieh Krayem (Wynnum Wolves), Nicholas Rupolo (APIA Leichhardt) 4.30pm-5.15pm The 1974ers One-on-one with Adrian 'Noddy' Alston
  • Saturday October 5th, 5.30pm - late
    FESTIVAL HAPPY HOUR, SOCCER ANZACS LAUNCH AND THE AUSTRALIA CUP Venue: Preston Lions Football Club B.T. Connor Reserve, 200 Broadhurst Avenue, Reservoir (Melbourne) 5.30pm - 7pm Happy Hour and Launch of Soccer Anzacs Paul Hunt, Paul Nicholls, Dr Ian Syson, Athas Zafiris 7pm - 8pm Dinner 8pm Final of the Australia Cup on the big screen
  • Sunday October 6th, 9am - 5pm
    FOOTBALL WRITERS FESTIVAL DAY TWO Registration and coffee opens 8.30am Venue: Preston Lions Football Club B.T. Connor Reserve, 200 Broadhurst Avenue, Reservoir (Melbourne) 9am - 9.45am From Cattle Class to the Treble One-on-one with Andy Bernal of Central Coast Mariners 9.45am - 10.30am The superstar coach, the protégé, and a film Cameron Fink, Tony Wilson Morning break 10.45am - 11.30am One year on: the Matildas Elissia Carnavas, Dr Greg Downes, Dr Kasey Symons 11.30am-12noon The national team player turned reforming administrator - about Lise Klaveness Marius Lien Lunch break 1pm - 1.45pm The challenges for changemakers Jack Kerr, Marius Lien 1.45pm-2.45pm Football, society and creative writing Dr Paul Laverty, Texi SmithDr Karen Viggers, David Weiner Afternoon break 3pm-3.45pm State of Play 3.45pm - 4.45pm Debate: That football in Australia will benefit more from having a national second division than the national second division will benefit from football 4.45pm Closing Comments
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