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PROGRAM

#FWF23

Red Bleachers
  • Saturday July 15th, 10am - 5pm
    FOOTBALL WRITERS FESTIVAL DAY ONE Registration opens at 9.30am Venue: View by Sydney 13 Hickson Road, Tar-Ra/Walsh Bay 10am-10.15am - Welcome - Acknowledgement of Country, Professor Jack Beetson, Literacy for Life Foundation 10.15am-10.45am - Opening Address by Craig Foster, AM Morning break 11am-12.15pm Is it something we said? Football's diversity challenge - Panellists: Francis Awaritefe, Sally Freedman, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Samindra Kunti, Osasu Obayiuwana, Dr Michelle O'Shea - Chair: James Corbett 12.15pm-1pm One-on-One with Andrew Kamanga, President of Zambia FA Chair: Osasu Obayiuwana Lunch break 2pm-3pm What role can football play in achieving Indigenous reconciliation in Australia? Curated by Emeritus Professor John Maynard - Panellists: Courtney Fewquandie, Dr Karen Menzies, Ellen van Neerven, Jade North - Chair: Emeritus Professor John Maynard Afternoon break 3.15pm-4.15pm How do we know the game is for real? The scourge of gambling, betting, and match-fixing - Panellists: Philippe Auclair, Jack Kerr, Nick Harris - Chair: Simon Hill 4.15pm-5.15pm The 'moment' for women's football? Is the future finally feminine? - Inas Mazhar - Professor Jean Williams - Chair: Tracey Holmes
  • Saturday July 15th, 5.30pm - 9pm, Happy Hour, Book Launch, and Hypothetical
    FESTIVAL HAPPY HOUR, BOOK LAUNCH AND HYPOTHETICAL Happy Hour Venue: View by Sydney Pier 2, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 5.30pm-6.45pm Happy Hour and Book Launch All-inclusive price includes drinks and canapés View by Sydney - Book Launch by Francis Awaritefe Hypothetical Venue: The Rebel Theatre The Australian Theatre for Young People Pier 2, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 7pm-c. 9.30pm Hypothetical: What matters in football? - Anchored by Nick Harris - Hypothetical panellists: Philippe Auclair, Andy Bernal, James Corbett, Dr Hunter Fujak, Nick Galatas, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Ciara McCormack, Tariq Panja, Brendan Schwab - Intermission around 8.20pm
  • Sunday July 16th, 10am - 5pm
    FOOTBALL WRITERS FESTIVAL DAY TWO Registration opens 9.30am Venues: View by Sydney, Pier 2, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay (main venue) The Lab & The Popsy, Australian Theatre for Young People, Pier 2, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 10am-11am Sunday Book Clubs Bookshop, View by Sydney Hear Us Roar - an anthology of emerging women football writers with Olga Bagatini, Steffany Wangari Ndei, Alina Ruprecht, Flora Snelson Get Your Tits Out for the Lads, author: Sally Freedman - Chair: Inas Mazhar The Lab, Ground Floor, the Australian Theatre for Young People Lucy Zeezou's Goal and Lucy Zeezou's Glamour Game, author: Liz Deep-Jones Jarrod Black Chasing Pack, author: Texi Smith The Yawning Giant, author: A/Professor Mark Bowman - Chair: Stuart Thomas The Popsy, First Floor, the Australian Theatre for Young People Football fans in their own write, author: David Picken Brazil 1970, author: Samindra Kunti Footballers at War (working title only), author: Dr Ian Syson - Chair: Matthew Hall Morning break 11.15am-12noon A Life in Football: One-on-One with Philippe Auclair - Philippe Auclair - Chair: Murray Shaw 12 noon-12.30pm Masterclass #1: Global Sporting Salaries 2023...plus ça change? - Nick Harris 12.30pm - 1pm Masterclass #2: Australia's Matildas and Socceroos 101 - Andrew Howe Lunch break 2pm-3pm Football and Us - Clare Shine and Ciara McCormack - Chair: Sarah Dingle Afternoon break 3.15pm-4pm One-on-One with Thomas Hitzlsperger - Chair: Adam Peacock 4pm Storytelling: My Favourite Football Story - Panellists: James Corbett, Matthew Hall, Samindra Kunti, Inas Mazhar, Osasu Obayiuwana, Tariq Panja - Chair: Adrian Arciuli
  • Monday July 17th, 10am - 4pm
    FOOTBALL WRITERS FESTIVAL DAY THREE Venues: View by Sydney, Pier 2, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay (main venue) The Lab & The Popsy, Australian Theatre for Young People, Pier 2, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 10am-11am Monday Book Clubs The View Room, View by Sydney The History of Women's Football: Professor Jean Williams The First Matildas, author: Dr Greg Downes The Matilda Effect, author: Dr Fiona Crawford Encyclopedia of Matildas, authors: Andrew Howe and Greg Werner - Chair: Matthew Galea The Lab, Ground Floor, the Australian Theatre for Young People Socceroos Odyssey 1965 to 2022, author: Emeritus Professor John Maynard Green and Golden Boots, author: Jason Goldsmith Clog Ball, author: Adam Muyt - Chair: Osasu Obayiuwana The Popsy, First Floor, the Australian Theatre for Young People Personal Score, author: Ellen van Neerven Scoring Goals in the Dark, author: Clare Shine When Mum and Dad See Me Kick, author: Stuart Thomas - Chair: James Corbett Morning break 11.15am-12 noon Oh, those Russians! - Philippe Auclair 12 noon-1pm The Great Debate: That the Women's World Cup will be a game-changer for Australian Football - YES: Dr Fiona Crawford, Pokuah Frimpong, Samantha Lewis, Duncan Tweed - NO: Elissia Carnavas, Matthew Galea, Dr Michelle O'Shea, Nicholas Rupolo - Chair: Annesha Ghosh Format of debate: Each speaker has 5 minutes; One speaker from each side has a 2-minute rebuttal. Lunch break 2pm-3pm World Cup tips: the experts' views - Panellists: Francis Awaritefe, Elissia Carnavas, Steve Darby, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Ciara McCormack, Clare Shine - Chair: Philippe Auclair 3pm-3.50pm Mixed Zone Last Chance - Ask whatever you want of whomever you want - Chair: Adrian Arciuli 3.50pm-4pm The Final Word - Bonita Mersiades
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