Episode 83: Guy Rippon - Aston Villa Foundation
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In this episode, James speaks to Guy Rippon, the Head of Foundation Community Partnership at Aston Villa Football Club. Guy has 20 years of experience working in the sports, community, and social responsibility industry. 


Through its projects and initiatives, Aston Villa Football Club foundation achieves its mission of working with the community and partners to enrich lives. The club prides itself on delivering outstanding hospitality with exceptional service at their magnificent Villa park, whether it’s a matchday or non-matchday event. Their services are award-winning. 


In a nutshell, James and Guy speak about:

  • Guy's journey from working with the local authority to the Professional football foundation
  • The new style of sponsorship and the direct link the foundation has to the community 
  • The impact Guy has had on the football club and its plans for expansion
  • Management styles and themes he has pulled from successfully handling the foundation community 

… and so much more! 


Connect with Guy:

LinkedIn: Guy Rippon

Twitter: @guyrippon


Check out Aston Villa Football Club:

Website: http://www.avfc.co.uk/ 

Twitter: AVCFCOfficial 

LinkedIn: Aston Villa Football Club 


Connect with James:

Instagram: @james_ventures

Facebook: Coordinate Sports FB Page

LinkedIn: James Moore

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