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COVID-19 Updated Information June

Please see important updates from Hampshire FA

Following from The FA’s grassroots football guidance released yesterday, Hampshire FA has issued a further update on operations during COVID-19:


  • All Hampshire FA events (including cup finals), courses and meetings postponed until 30 June 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 30 June 2020.


  • All Hampshire FA staff, with the exception of those listed below, to remain on furlough leave until 30 June 2020.


We will issue a further communication if opportunities exist to recall staff from furlough and/or open any of our hub sites prior to 30 June 2020.


Neil Cassar, CEO –

Darren Parker, Operations Manager –

Chris Smith, Development Manager –

Emma Allen, Marketing & PR Manager –

Sam Charles, Senior Operations Officer –


Furlough leave is a temporary leave of absence for economic reasons and is designed to save jobs in the long term. Our workforce continues to be fantastically supportive of this decision and look forward to returning to work at the earliest possible opportunity.




Neil Cassar - CEO

Executive Duties

Business Delivery; Front Lawn Recreation Ground; Stoneham Lane Football Complex; Safeguarding and Welfare; Local Football Facility Plans, COVID-19 Recovery


Darren Parker - Football Operations Manager

Football Regulation

Membership; Club Affiliation; 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


Sam Charles – Senior Operations Officer

Club Affiliations, Finance, Discipline, Winklebury Football Complex