The Golden Ball Podcast

We are extremely excited to bring you the finest international insights shared by renowned international sports specialists and the BALLYMPICS team.

Podcast Episodes are published on Spotify, Buzzsprout, Apple Podcasts, Deezer and all other major podcast platforms. 


Please select your preferred episode below. 

Season 1, Episode 1 - Stuart Larman (UAE Pro League)

In this episode we talk to Stuart Larman, the Director of Club Licensing and Development of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Pro League in Abu Dhabi.

We discuss challenges for football clubs in Asia, how clubs need to become more commercially orientated and how they need to be run more like businesses to be prepared for the future.

Stuart also discusses his personal career path leading him to FIFA followed by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and he shares his advice for everyone dreaming of a career in sports management.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Benjamin Tan (THAI LEAGUE)

In this episode we talk to Benjamin Tan, the Deputy CEO of the THAI LEAGUE and Director of Club Licensing of the Football Association of Thailand.

We discuss recent developments of football in Thailand, challenges for local clubs and fan engagement initiatives. 

Benjamin also offers his personal advice for people dreaming of a career in sports management that took himself to nearly every Asian country so far due to his former work with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) as well as Asian Football Confederation (AFC). He also shares his top skills required for a successful career, especially for you

Next Podcast - Surprise

Our next interview with a surprise guest is coming soon. Stay tuned!


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