Program

The program for 2021 will be added here later.

In the meantime, enjoy looking back at the 2020 program at Manly. 

Saturday November 21

In Conversation with ...

Remo Nogarotto talks about his lifetime of football.

Background reading

FFA's XI Principles

Saturday November 21

Opportunity knocks: making 2023 count for the next 100 years of women's football

Dr Michelle O'Shea (WSU), Tom Sermanni, Alen Stajcic, Rose Valente and Greg Werner on the what we must do to ensure hosting the 2023 World Cup is not just a 'feel good' party and impacts the trajectory of women's football over the long term.

Background reading

'Managing World Cup Legacy'; 'Encyclopedia of Matildas' by Andrew Howe & Greg Werner; 'Never Say Die' by Fiona Crawford & Lee McGowan; 'The World Cup Chronicles - 31 Days that Rocked Brazil' by Jorge Knijnik

Saturday November 21

#FWF2020 Supper Club

A Supper Club discussion with some of the stalwarts of football media in Australia over the past two to three decades: Ray Gatt, Simon Hill and Murray Shaw.

Background reading

Google their names and their mastheads. 

Sunday November 22

In Conversation With ...

FFA CEO, James Johnson

Background reading

FFA's XI Principles (final issued October 2020)

Saturday November 21

Do #BlackLivesMatter in football?

Join Professor John Maynard, Professor John Evans and Francis Awaritefe as they explore one of the most important social issues of 2020 and how Australian football rates. 

Background reading

'The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe' by John Maynard

Saturday November 21

Data talks: diversity by numbers

Author of the 'Encyclopedia of Socceroos', co-author of the 'Encyclopedia of Matildas' and statistician, Andrew Howe, on the diversity of players in Australia's men's and women's national leagues

Background reading

'Encyclopedia of Socceroos by Andrew Howe; and 'Encyclopedia of Matildas' by Andrew Howe & Greg Werner

Sunday November 22

Does anyone really care about integrity in sport?

Sports rorts, doping, match-fixing, poor management and governance, corruption. People flocked to Russia 2018; fans still want their country to host mega sporting events; and we still love sport. So how much do we really care about integrity in sport? Does sport actually count for anything? Jaimie Fuller and the ABC's Jack Snape talk about the big issues.

Background reading

'Fighting for Hakeem' by Craig Foster

'Whatever It Takes - the Inside Story of the FIFA Way' by Bonita Mersiades

Saturday November 21

In Conversation with ...

Craig Foster talks about his book, Fighting for Hakeem, and his transition from football player to commentator and football advocate to social activist.

Background reading

'Fighting for Hakeem' by Craig Foster

Saturday November 21

History and Heroes: an insight into telling football stories

Football stories come in a myriad of genres and formats. We talk to a journalist/documentarian, historian and fiction writer about how they came to construct their latest football story.

Background reading

'Mark Viduka Uncovered' (film by Michael Cain; 'Surfing for England' by Jason Goldsmith; 'Chronicles of Soccer in Australia' by Peter Kunz; 'Jarrod Black Guilty Party' by Texi Smith; and 'The Time of My Football Life' by David Picken.

Sunday November 22

Das A-League Reboot

Deputy Chairman of Melbourne City FC, Simon Pearce and CEO of Sydney FC, Danny Townsend, talk about and answer questions on Das A-League Reboot. (Chatham House Rule applies).

Background reading

Chatham House Rule

Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World by Raphael Honigstein

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