Sharing the players' stories, exploring Australian football’s journey, its future and much more.
In March, Casey Dumont helped reigning Premiers Melbourne Victory to one game shy of a Grand Final.
Less than three weeks later, she had swapped the goalkeeping gloves for medical scrubs, and was on the front line of Queensland’s pandemic response as an on-call nurse.
The PFA caught up with Casey on her 2019-20 season – a campaign which she was voted by her peers into the PFA’s Team of the Season.
We chat through her off-field development and education as well as her career as a registered nurse, and how she has overcome injuries to become a W-League mainstay and the support she has received through the PFA off the pitch.
The 'Big Ideas' Episode - The Football Flywheel
In this episode, the PFA explores how the game can pave a pathway forward following the devastating impact of the coronavirus, including some Big Ideas that can galvanise the sport and drive success.
Through the lens of a popular concept made famous by American researcher and author Jim Collins in his book, Good to Great, the PFA has developed a “Football Flywheel”, demonstrating the constituent parts of the game that are required to move football forward.
In order to explain the concept in further detail, the PFA have assembled a discussion panel, featuring Socceroo great John Aloisi, Chief Executive John Didulica, Deputy Chief Executive and former Matilda Kate Gill, member federation representative, Peter Filopoulos, CEO of Football Victoria, and former Herald Sun journalist, David Davutovic. To complement the discussion please visit PFA.net.au for more information on the Football Flywheel.
In September 2017, the PFA awarded Cheryl Salisbury with its highest honour, the Alex Tobin Medal. Listen to her speech on the night after receiving the medal from Alex Tobin and her onstage interview with Simon Hill.
PFA Pathway Study with John Didulica and Brett Taylor
Following the release of the PFA Player Pathway Study, Chief Executive John Didulica and Research and Innovation Executive Brett Taylor discuss the questions that underpin the study and some of its key findings.
Find the full report here: http://bit.ly/2v7uQPD
Recently retired from professional football, Nick Montgomery talks to the PFA about his long career in England playing for Sheffield United including winning promotion to the Premier League, his decision to come to Australia to play for the Central Coast Mariners and his transition into retirement and why he still wants to work in the game.
In an inspiring conversation long time advocate for indigenous rights John Moriarty talks about his life as an aboriginal person in Australia before indigenous people were counted in the census, being taken from his family at a young age, how he started playing football and why he believes football is the vehicle to improve the lives of indigenous communities.