Professional Footballers Australia’s (PFA) Chief Executive Brendan Schwab will join a panel of football experts tonight as Footy Fans Down Under (FFDU) hosts their 4th fans forum in Sydney.

Schwab – joining the panel for the 3rd time after appearing previously at the Melbourne and Brisbane forums – is delighted with the opportunity to interact with Australia’s football fans in this way.

“The FFDU fans forums provide the game’s leaders with a fantastic opportunity to communicate directly with football supporters”, said Schwab. “Despite some superb on field performances in this year’s A-League, our fans did not turn out in the numbers that we have become accustomed. They create the unique passion that sets our game apart from the other football codes and it is important that they have input into the direction of our game. I’m looking forward to working with them at this evening’s event.”

The forum’s panel – which will be MC’d by Les Murray – also includes PFA Life Members Craig Foster and David Zdrilic, FFA CEO Ben Buckley and Sydney Morning Herald columnist Sebastian Hassett. Whilst fans in attendance are free to ask the panel the questions they choose, broad areas for debate include FFA/A-League governance, past and present A-League expansion initiatives, the FFA Cup, the game’s finances and Australia’s player drain.

All 250 tickets for the forum have been sold and proceedings will be televised on SBS’s The World Game in two segments over the next two weeks.

You can also follow the forum on Twitter by ‘following’ @FFDU