Competitive Sport

As well as a reputation for academic excellence, we also have a history of sporting success. We provide financial and specialist support to student athletes, to help maximise their sporting potential whilst studying at the University of Portsmouth.

Our current sports scholars

Laurence Willows - Ski Cross

Laurence Willows - Ski Cross

Course:  BSc (Hons) Economics, Finance & Banking Yr 4

  • Member of the GB Ski team for the World University Games 2019
  • Member of the GB Ski team for the World University Games – Kazakhstan 2017 - Quarterfinalist
  • Current member of the England Ski Cross Team
  • Competed in 5 World Junior Ski Cross Championships
  • English Ski Cross Championships 2015 - GOLD
  • British Ski Cross Championships 2017- 2nd
  • World Ranked 151st 
  • England U18 Dry slope Championships 2014 –GOLD
  • Top 32 in 2 x Europa Cup events 2016

Emily Windsor - Cricket

Emily Windsor - Cricket

Course: BSc (Hons) Sports Science Yr 3

  • Plays for Hampshire Women’s Cricket Club
  • High score of 147 (representing Hursley Park Women 1stXI). .
  • Nationally in the country in 2017 came 4th for batting in the T20 division averaging 64.33 with a strike rate of 112 (representing Hampshire Women 1stXI).
  • Hampshire 1stXI 3rd highest run scorer across all competitions in 2017
  • Named Hampshire Women’s batsman of the year 2017
  • Southern League women’s select side against the MCC
  • Member of the MCC Academy
  • Member of Southern Vipers Squad in the Kia Super League

Piers Hugh Smith - Sailing

Piers Hugh Smith - Sailing

Course:  BA (Hons) Economics Yr 4

  • Competed in the all of the ‘big 5’ Rolex Classic Ocean races
  • Led the 1st student team in 25 yrs to compete at the Tour de France a la Voile 2017 (sailing version of the tour de France) Diam 24, 28/29

Hebe Hemming - Sailing

Hebe Hemming - Sailing

Course: BSc Sports Science Yr 2

  • Under 19 ISAF Silver Medallist 
  • RYA Women's Match Racing Nationals in 2016 & 2017 - SILVER
  • Represented GBR in the Women's International Match Racing Series - 11th
  • Represented GBR in the Eurosafs Youth Match Racing in Poland - 9th overall and 1st female team
  • RYA Youth Match Racing Nationals 2017 – 4th
  • RYA National Match Racing Grand Finals – 11th
  • Currently ranked 18th in the world in the Women's Match Racing rankings

Elliot Dewey - Ice Hockey

Elliot Dewey - Ice Hockey

Course:  MSc Clinical Exercise Science

  • Represented England U12's to U19's
  • Captained England U15's and U16's
  • Nominated All-star defenseman by coaches throughout Great Britain (2014)
  • Won National League cup with Invicta Dynamos in 2016
  • Represented Great Britain University team in Kazakhstan at the University Winter Games (2017)
  • Won National League Playoffs with Invicta dynamos (2017)
  • Youngest Player to receive the best defenseman of the year award (2017)

Tom James - Triathlon

Tom James - Triathlon

Course:  PhD Sport & Exercise Science Yr 1

  • 2018 World Aquabike Championships (20-24 age group) – SILVER
  • 2018 Welsh Senior National Aquathlon Championships – BRONZE
  • Previously a Welsh International funded rower

Sarah Norbury - Sailing

Sarah Norbury - Sailing

Course - BA (Hons) Applied Modern Languages Yr 4

  • British Sailing Team P3 Podium Potential Squad Member
  • RYA 470 Women’s Olympic Classes Spring Series 2017 1 – 1st
  • Princess Sofia Senior Olympic Regatta 2017 - 18th European
  • 470 Women’s Club Arenal Nautic Trophy 2017 - 5th 
  • 470 Senior European Championships 2017 – 26th European
  • 470 Junior European Championships 2016 - 10th
  • 420 U19 World Championship 2015 – BRONZE (5th overall)
  • Youth National Championships 2015 – SILVER
  • 420 European Championships 2014 - BRONZE
  • Ladies 420 National Championships 2014 - GOLD
  • 420 ISAF Youth World Championships 2014 - 10th 

Omar Barry - Boxing

Omar Barry - Boxing

Course:  BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science Yr 2

  • BUCS Boxing Champs 2018 – Silver
  • King of the Ring Sweden 2018 – Gold

Chloe Barr - Sailing

Chloe Barr - Sailing

Course:  BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation Yr 1

  • Youth National Laser Champion 2017 and 2018
  • 2016 Youth Worlds Auckland NZ – 13th
  • Inland National Championships 2017 – 4th and 1st lady

Maxwell Collyer - Handball

Maxwell Collyer - Handball

Course:  BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science Yr 2

  • 2016 U19 National Championships finalist
  • 2017 Member of Arhus Handball Academy Denmark
  • 2017 Member of the AGF Handball Academy
  • 2018 Member of the Great Britain Senior Handball team

Joe Tibbetts - Swimming

Joe Tibbetts - Swimming

Course:  BSc (Econ)(Hons) Business Economics Yr 2

  • 2018 English Summer Championships – 5th 50m backstroke and 10th 100m backstroke
  • 2018 British Championships – 18th in 50m backstroke
  • 2018 Hampshire County Champion 50m/100m backstroke
  • 2018 ASA Winter British Nationals – 9th 50m backstroke, 10th 100m backstroke

Fleur Schrader - Para Dressage

Fleur Schrader - Para Dressage

Course:  BSc (Hons) Social Work Yr 1

  • Member of the Hong Kong Para Dressage team
  • Competed in the 2018 World Equestrian Games USA
  • Ranked 112th in FEI World Rankings
  • Training for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Thomas Lewthwaite-Page - Shooting (Olympic Skeet)

Thomas Lewthwaite-Page - Shooting (Olympic Skeet)

Course:  BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Yr 1

  • Competed for the GB Junior Team at Junior World Cup Italy 2017
  • 2017 Ranked 6th best Junior in UK
  • 2017 National Youth Championships – 5th
  • 2018 Ranked 9th best Junior in the UK

Bobbie Haywood - Rugby Union

Bobbie Haywood - Rugby Union

Course:  BSc (Hons) Sports Science Yr 1

  • Plays in the Harlequins 1st team in the Tyrells Premiership
  • Women’s rugby AASE programme national 7’s Champion 2018
  • South East England rugby team 2015-18

Michael Larcombe - Full Bore Rifle Shooting

Michael Larcombe - Full Bore Rifle Shooting

Course:  BA (Hons) Business & Management Yr 1

  • 2017 represented GB U25 team in Canada
  • 2018 GB U19 Tour to South Africa
  • Currently in the GB U21 team
  • 2018 National School Championships, Winner of Victoria Tankard (600yr agg)

James Grummett - Sailing

James Grummett - Sailing

Course:  BA (Hons) Digital marketing Yr 1

  • British Sailing Team P3 Podium Potential Squad Member
  • 2017 49er U23 European Championships – SILVER
  • 2015 29er National Championships - GOLD

Freyja Haigh - Hockey

Freyja Haigh - Hockey

Course:  BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science Yr 3

  • Plays for Trojans in the National League
  • English Universities player 2017-18 against Belgium U21 and England O35’s

Alexandros Matsangos - Cycling

Alexandros Matsangos - Cycling

Course:  BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science Yr 1

  • Cypriot National Road Race Championship 2018 - GOLD
  • Cypriot National ITT Championship 2018 – BRONZE
  • Cypriot National MTB Championship 2018 – SILVER 
  • UCI Men’s World Junior Road Race Championships 2017 – 91st

Ella Boxall - Sailing

Ella Boxall - Sailing

Course:  BSc (Hons) Physics Yr 1

  • Member of the British Keelboat Academy Squad 2018
  • Member of the Code Zero Racing team 2018

George Coles - Sailing

George Coles - Sailing

Course:  MPhys (Hons) Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology Yr 1

  • 2018 National Youth Laser Championships – 11th
  • 2016 Laser Nationals – 12th
  • 2014 Topper World Championships - BRONZE

Club Sport

AMERICAN FOOTBAL...

American Football Club

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ARCHERY CLUB

Archery Club

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ATHLETICS CLUB

Athletics Club

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BADMINTON CLUB

Badminton Club

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BASKETBALL CLUB

Basketball Club

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BOXING CLUB

Boxing Club

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CHEERLEADING CLUB

Cheerleading Club

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CRICKET CLUB
CYCLING CLUB

Cycling Club

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DANCE CLUB

Dance Club

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DODGEBALL CLUB

Dodgeball Club

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EQUESTRIAN CLUB

Equestrian Club

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FENCING CLUB

Fencing Club

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FOOTBALL CLUB - ...

Football Club - Mens

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FOOTBALL CLUB - ...

Football Club - Womens

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GOLF CLUB

Golf Club

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GYM & TRAMP CLUB

Gym & Tramp Club

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HOCKEY CLUB

Hockey Club

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KARATE CLUBS

Karate Clubs

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KAYAK CLUB

Kayak Club

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KICKBOXING & MMA...

Kickboxing & MMA Club

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LACROSSE CLUB

Lacrosse Club

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NETBALL CLUB

Netball Club

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OCTOPUSH CLUB

Octopush Club

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POLE DANCING CLUB

Pole Dancing Club

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ROWING CLUB
RUGBY MENS CLUB

Rugby Mens Club

Email: rugby@upsu.net

Twitter: @UPRFC

 

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RUGBY WOMENS CLUB

Rugby Womens Club

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SAILING CLUB

Sailing Club

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SKI & SNOWBOARD ...

Ski & Snowboard Club

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SOFTBALL CLUB

Softball Club

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SQUASH CLUB

Squash Club

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SURFING CLUB

Surfing Club

Email: surfing@upsu.net

Twitter: @PompeySurf

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SWIMMING CLUB

Swimming Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Swimming Team

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TABLE TENNIS CLUB

Table Tennis Club

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TAEKWONDO CLUB

Taekwondo Club

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TCHOUKBALL CLUB

Tchoukball Club

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TEN PIN BOWLING ...

Ten Pin Bowling Club

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TENNIS CLUB

Tennis Club

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ULTIMATE FRISBEE...

Ultimate Frisbee Club

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VOLLEYBALL CLUB

Volleyball Club

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WAKEBOARDING CLUB

Wakeboarding Club

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WIND SURFING CLUB

Wind Surfing Club

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CAMPUS SPORT

  • Our Campus Sport progamme delivers brilliantly organised leagues and events on campus
  • Over 500 students take part in 11 aside football leagues alone!
  • Sports include dodgeball, badminton, netball, squash, football (11 a side, 5 a side, 7 a side, futsal), hockey, touch rugby
  • Hugely popular with International students, halls of residences, academic departments and friendship groups
  • Over 2500 students take part per year
  • Student led and supported activities
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