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Christian Fleetwood

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Joined December 2018

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Christian Fleetwood is a young up-and-comer with a passion for grassroots football. As a youngster, he had the aspiration of becoming a professional footballer, but turned himself instead to Journalism and coaching at grassroots level. He hopes his passion for reporting will allow him to tell small yet significant stories from unfamiliar places. To him, it's the story behind-the-scenes, not the result on the weekend, that's the most interesting part of football. After graduating with a double-degree in Journalism and Professional Writing at University of South Australia in Sept. 2018, Christian plans to study a Masters in Screen and Media in 2019.

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That’s a great point, Ad-O. It’s certainly a multifaceted issue.

Matildas’ World Cup bid: Politics to hinder success

Hi Guru, cheers for the comment. I can’t say that I agree, but I can appreciate your point. The politics shouldn’t be a factor; as I said, let’s leave the politics to the side so we can focus on football. But the fact remains that it’s not just our Matildas on display for the world to see: it’s our country as a whole.
Cheers,
Christian

Matildas’ World Cup bid: Politics to hinder success

Hi Lionheart, cheers for the comment. As I mentioned, the current government (lead by Malcolm Turnbull at the time) posited $4 million toward the WC bid. The point wasn’t to question whether our government would support the bid, it was to say that regardless of which side gets behind the bid, the current situation hurts our chances. We need a focused and united front minus the bickering. A bid of this size doesn’t occur in a bubble: it cannot function without public, tax payer funded support. In this respect, one sports bid doesn’t belong solely to that sport, it belongs to all of us from top to bottom.
Cheers,
Christian

Matildas’ World Cup bid: Politics to hinder success