Season 38 Episode 8

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The World Football Programme, on 107.9FM Radio Fremantle for Saturday, March 2, 2024.

Join Penny Tanner Hoath, Jim Webb and Robbie Gaspar are your studio team this week, with a great line-up of special guests.

Kelechi Osunwa, from Perth Football Podcast, joins us for an overview of all the Night Series competitions and finals that are underway for the men’s and women this weekend at the State Football Centre and surrounds.

Hannah Fitzhardinge, City of Fremantle Mayor. The Mayor joins us for chat about the incredible growth of the Festival of Girls Soccer, being hosted at Hilton Park in March, the iconic Wauhop Park upgrade, the impact of WWC on sports and facilities in the City and an update on Perth Glory being situated in Fremantle.

Update on funeral services for John Talbert and Heinz Gaschk this week.

Tom Sermanni, Head of Women’s Football, Western Sydney Wanderers. One of the best supported football clubs in Australia, sitting 5th and 7th on their respective tables and in the top half of membership stats and social media rankings. We review the Matilda’s and A League and banter why WA and Perth Glory doesn’t have a single player in the senior Matildas squad at this time.

Beau Busch, Professional Footballers Australia, Co-CEO with Kate Gill. Impact of the Socceroos and Matildas on the national football landscape, moves into semi and professional football at National League and NPL league tiers, the transfer system and how that impacts on development pathways and the club ecosystem.