In this episode of Sports Geek, Sean Callanan chats with James Johnson, CEO at Football Australia

On this podcast, you'll learn about:

  • James' early career as a footballer and how did it shape his career in sports business?
  • What was the football landscape like when he returned to Australia as CEO in 2020?
  • How will Australia become the centre of women's football in the Asia Pacific Region?
  • Why the Socceroos and Matildas are beloved national teams
  • Why understanding the culture and intricacies of different countries was invaluable in securing 2023 Women's World Cup
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