Spond and Hampshire FA

Spond Secures Headline Sponsorship of Hampshire FA GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL AWARDS

Spond and Hampshire FA
Award-winning tech scale up, Spond, has secured Headline Sponsorship of Hampshire FA’s Grassroots Football Awards.
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Spond is a free app and club management solution, created to simplify how people manage their clubs, teams and groups in a safe and stress-free way, no matter the activity or sport. Almost 3 million people including coaches, club admins, members, and parents across thousands of clubs, are actively using Spond every month. The app fully supports the management of all sports and activities, offering events, communications, payments, fundraising and other features.

Spond helps to manage all different event types including single events, repeating events, time poll events and has a built-in season/seasonal planner. Additionally, the app offers an integrated waiting list function so that when the maximum number of participants has been reached for an event, interest does not drop-off.

The app additionally handles payments for trips, annual membership fees and even new kit/uniforms, effectively creating payment requests within the group or subgroups. Schools as well as clubs have reaped the benefits of Spond. Additionally, the secure messaging service integrated on the app is fully GDPR-compliant, including comprehensive oversight for parents/guardians.

This season will see the Spond brand’s presence strengthened across the grassroots football community in Hampshire, as it sponsors the Hampshire FA Grassroots Football Awards ceremony. The awards ceremony recognises and celebrates people and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to grassroots football in Hampshire and will this year take place on Saturday 27th of July at the Hilton Southampton – Utilita Bowl. The event sees up to 300 people in attendance, a mix of club and league representatives, players, referees, coaches, volunteers and much more, and provides the perfect opportunity to highlight Spond and the app’s comprehensive support for members.

Charlene Kemp, UK Commercial Sales Manager for Spond, said: "Our support for Hampshire FA’s Grassroots Football Awards is a key part of our mission to support community football in the UK, where we already have around 800,000 football-related users. By sharing Spond’s technology with Hampshire’s vibrant football community, we’re empowering even more coaches and teams to save admin time, which means they can focus more on the sport and less on administrative tasks."

Neil Cassar, Hampshire FA CEO, said: “Our Grassroots Football Awards annual event is the perfect way to conclude the football season and sees many worthy individuals from all facets of the game presented with deserving awards. We very much thank Spond for their support and look forward to working with them in the future and to help grow their brand and products within grassroots football.”