Ray Gatt retired as Chief Football Writer for The Australian after a 40 year + career in sports journalism.

Emma Kemp is a freelance football journalist who was previously with the Daily Telegraph and AAP in Sydney. She is currently completing a Masters of International Relations.

Michael Lynch is Chief Soccer Writer with The Age in Melbourne.

Shireen Ahmed from Canada is co-host of the popular Burn It All Down podcast and a widely published freelance sports writer.

Chris Nikou is a Partner in law firm KL Gates, and is Chairman of Football Federation Australia and on the executive committee of the Asian Football Confederation. He has previously held Board positions with Football Victoria and Melbourne Victory.

James Corbett is a correspondent for offthepitch.com, author, publisher and Everton fan.

John Maynard is Professor of Indigenous Education & Research at the University of Newcastle. He is also Chairman of the Charles Perkins Soccer Academy. The second edition of his book The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe was published in 2019 by Fair Play Publishing.

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