Important Covid-19 Updated Information

An updated message from Hampshire FA CEO, Neil Cassar, regarding Covid-19

Dear All, 


Firstly, I hope you are all safe, well and keeping positive whilst we battle against this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic together. 


Following a Hampshire FA Board meeting held on Monday, 20 April 2020, I am writing to advise you on updated key actions we will implementing with immediate effect: 


  • Suspension of grassroots football including matches, training and friendlies to continue until further notice (in accordance with advice from The FA)
  • All Hampshire FA events (including cup finals), courses and meetings postponed until 31 May 2020 (unless meetings can be held by Teams, Webex or other electronic means)
  • Hampshire FA hub sites at Winklebury Football Complex, Stoneham Lane Football Complex and Front Lawn Community Hub to remain closed until 31 May 2020
  • All Hampshire FA staff with the exception of those listed below to remain on furlough leave at until 31 May 2020 (to be reviewed further on 18 May 2020):



Furlough leave is a temporary leave of absence for economic reasons and is designed to save jobs in the long term. All members of staff will not be financially disadvantaged during their period of furlough leave.  Our workforce continue to be fantastically supportive of this decision and look forward to returning to work at the earliest possible opportunity.


Therefore, please direct any enquiries through to one of the four members of staff mentioned above and we will respond as swiftly as we possibly can (please see below for details of who to direct your message to).

Please stay safe, keep well and follow government advice

Best wishes, 

Neil Cassar

CEO, Hampshire FA 





Neil Cassar - CEO

Executive Duties

Business Delivery; Front Lawn Recreation Ground; Stoneham Lane Football Complex; Winklebury Football Complex; Safeguarding and Welfare; Local Football Facility Plans


Darren Parker - Football Operations Manager

Football Regulation

Membership, Affiliation & Sanction; Discipline; Referees; Finance; Tournaments


Chris Smith - Football Development Manager

Football Development

Coach Education; Charter Standard; Funding Application Support; Online Club/League Meeting Guidance


Emma Allen - Marketing & PR Manager 

Marketing & Communications

Public Relations; Social Media; Website Content; Sponsorship & Commercial