Football Federation Australia restructures media team due to budget cuts

Football Federation Australia’s general manager of communications and media David Mason, and media co-ordinator Nic Kerber have departed, with the roles not being replaced due to budget cuts.

In a statement, the FFA said: “FFA thanks David Mason and Nic Kerber for their hard work to promote football over the past few years and wishes them all the best for the future.”

Mason was the GM of communications and media for four years while Kerber was a media co-ordinator for Adelaide United FC for almost four years.

While Mason and Kerber are not being replaced, FFA has appointed Ben O’Neill as its media officer.

O’Neill starts his new role on Monday August 28

O’Neill has been the media manager of the Newcastle Jets since 2015 and was the assistant stadium manager at the AFC Asian Cup in 2014.

Meanwhile, Adam Mark, the former media operations manager has been promoted to media and communications manager.

Mark and O’Neill will handle media relations for the Caltex Socceroos and the Westfield Matildas alongside head of communications and corporate affairs, John Kent.

O’Neill will also be responsible for providing media support to national teams, the Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League, Foxtel Y-League, Westfield FFA Cup and the PlayStation 4 NPL Finals Series.


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