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Making the Podium

Hampshire FA teams up with partner, Topodium Group, to produce insightful, new podcast

Hampshire FA’s partners at Topodium Group have produced a fantastic new episode of their popular podcast, Making the Podium, featuring Hampshire FA CEO, Neil Cassar!

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Specialist sports marketing and innovation agency, Topodium Group, joined Hampshire FA’s network of commercial partners as ‘Official Print Partner’ in March 2021 (more information here). As part of this partnership, Hampshire FA has secured Topodium Group’s high-quality and professional printing services, for materials such as event programmes and physical marketing. Furthermore, Hampshire FA has enjoyed promoting the company’s many marketing and innovation services, including specialisms within the sports and wellbeing industry, all of which Hampshire FA members can benefit from 20% off as a result of this partnership (find out more on our Member Benefits page).

Just one example of Topodium Group’s creativity and expertise, they produce a fortnightly podcast for ambitious, bold and daring business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals who want to be at the cutting edge of innovation in the sports, health and fitness, and wellness industries. The podcasts, entitled: ‘Making the Podium’, feature an impressive collection of industry experts. Most recently (S2 E8), Hampshire FA is absolutely delighted that Topodium have featured Hampshire FA’s very own CEO, Neil Cassar.

Neil has worked across virtually every aspect of football governance during his career that has seen him progress to become the youngest ever CEO of a County FA. You can hear about his journey, the various roles that he has experienced, and how they have prepared him for his role as CEO today, by listening to the podcast for free on the Topodium Group website here. Neil also discusses prominent aspects of Hampshire FA’s current position, including the development of new facilities, commercial partnerships, and addressing increasing numbers of misconduct cases.

Discussing his involvement in the latest episode of Making the Podium, Hampshire FA CEO, Neil Cassar, said: “It was a pleasure to be able to speak on Topodium Group’s latest Making the Podium podcast, talking about my own personal journey within the sports industry, as well as sharing some insight into the operation and direction of Hampshire FA.

“This podcast is a great example of Chris and the Topodium Team’s passion for sport and wellbeing. They have genuine experience and specialist knowledge in the industry. We’re extremely grateful for their support of grassroots football in Hampshire and the ongoing collaboration between our organisations.”

Topodium Group Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Chris Sharman, said: “We've had some amazing guests on Series Two of Making the Podium and Neil was no exception... it was great to discuss his passion for football, his journey through the association and his out of the box thinking for connecting better with local communities through the management of multiple football facilities. It's great to see such a commercial and forward thinking local sports association led by such a passionate individual."

Neil’s involvement in Making the Podium is the latest example of collaboration between the two organisations. Hampshire FA continually strive to ensure that commercial partnerships are long-term relationships that can benefit both organisations as well as the wider grassroots football community. You can find out more about Hampshire FA’s commercial partnerships here.

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