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.


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We’re currently accepting applications for the 17/18 academic year. Click the button to find out more.

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Our current sports scholars

Matt Berry

Matt Berry

  • Name: Matt Berry
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Computer Aided Product Design (Yr 2)
  • Sport: Boccia
  • Bio: Matt has won multiple Gold medals at the Youth National Championships and is a current member of the England Lions squad

Jamie Rawlings

Jamie Rawlings

  • Name: Jamie Rawlings
  • Course: BA (Hons) Business and Management (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Hockey
  • Bio: Jamie has represented Wales at all levels from U16 through to Senior. He was the leading scorer for Wales U21 at the European Championships and plays national league hockey for Fareham Hockey Club

Cameron Coghill

Cameron Coghill

  • Name: Cameron Coghill
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Windsufing
  • Bio: Cameron is a former member of the GB Youth Sailing team and has competed in the World and European championships on many occasions

Sam Quayle

Sam Quayle

  • Name: Sam Quayle
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Football
  • Bio: Sam is a former Wales U17 and U19 International and played in the UEFA U19 Euopean Champisonshps. She is a part of the Wales Senior squad.

Oliver Greber

Oliver Greber

  • Name: Oliver Greber
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Sailing
  • Bio: Olly was a TASS athlete from 2012-2014 and won Bronze in the 2013 World Youth Championships. He has won multiple medals at World and European levels and during 2016 he was a part of the Ben Ainslie Racing development squad

Becca Seika

Becca Seika

  • Name: Becca Seika
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Kayaking
  • Bio: Becca is a British U23 Sprint Champion and medalled at the British U23 kayaking marathon event

Ben Khor

Ben Khor

  • Name: Ben Khor
  • Course: BA (Hons) Architecture Yr 2
  • Sport: Double Trap Shooting
  • Bio: Ben won Bronze int he Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010 and lost in the group stages of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He is his national champion and the Asian Junior record holder, In 2015 he was ranked 44th in the world

Craig Williamson

Craig Williamson

  • Name: Craig Williamson
  • Course: PhD Sport and Exercise Science Yr 1
  • Sport: Sailing
  • Bio: Craig is a multiple Laser Grand Prix winner and top 10 in the UK for Laser

Terry Singh

Terry Singh

  • Name: Terry Singh
  • Course: MSc Accounting & Finance (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Boxing
  • Bio: Terry is a former BUCS and Haringey Cup Silver medalist and was a member of the England Development squad throughout 2015

Nick Tipler

Nick Tipler

  • Name: Nick Tipler
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Business Economics (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Boxing
  • Bio: Nick won the Haslev Cup in 2014 and was Haringey Cup silver medalist in the same year. He is 4 times Essex ABA and Eastern Counties champion

Laurence Willows

Laurence Willows

  • Name: Laurence Willows
  • Course: BA (Hons) Economics, Finance and Banking (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Ski Cross
  • Bio: Laurence is a member of the England Ski Cross team and has competed in 3 Junior World Championships. He is a former England Dry slope champion, top 5 in GB and ranked 240th in the world.

Lauren Steadman

Lauren Steadman

  • Name - Lauren Steadman
  • Sport - Paratriathlon
  • Course - MSc Business & Management
  • Bio - Current World #1 Paratriathlete, 2 x World Champion, 3 x European and British Champion, member of GB Triathlon Podium team for Rio 2016, double Paralympian (Beijing 2008 and London 2012 - Swimming 6th and 8th place in London)
  • Website - www.lauren-steadman.com 

Stevie Jones

Stevie Jones

  • Name: Stevie Jones
  • Course: BA (Hons) Creative and Media writing (Yr 1)
  • Sport: Hockey
  • Bio: Stevie is a former Wales U16 and U18 International and represented Wales at the European Club Championships with Gwent Hockey Club

Joshua McCarthy

Joshua McCarthy

  • Name - Joshua McCarthy
  • Sport - Weightlifitng
  • Course - MPharm Pharmacology
  • Bio - Joshua is the U18 and U20 British Weightlifting Champion and is the U18 and U20 Welsh Snatch record holder and the British U18 Clean andd Jerk record holder.
 

Sarah Norbury

Sarah Norbury

  • Name - Sarah Norbury
  • Sport - Sailing
  • Course - BA (Hons) Applied Modern Languages
  • Bio - Sarah is a current member of the GBR Podium training squad and in the 420 class U19 2015 World Champs in Japan won a bronze medal. In 2014 she won Bronze in the 420 European Champs

Robyn Petit

Robyn Petit

  • Name - Robyn Petit
  • Sport - Athletics - High Jump
  • Course - BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Bio - Robyn has had a fantastic junior career winning the English Schools and a silver at the World School Championships. She has been as high as 4th in the UK u20 rankings and has ambitions to develop further

Kate Gritsinina

Kate Gritsinina

  • Name: Kate Gritsinina
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sports Management with Business Communications
  • Sport: Canoe Sprint racing
  • Bio: Kate is five times Estonian National Junior Champion and won nine medals in the 2013 Estonian Senior Championships

Suzy Beddow

Suzy Beddow

  • Name: Suzy Beddow
  • Course: BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science
  • Sport: Underwater Hockey (Octopush)
  • Bio: Suzy has represented GB in all age groups and is currently the #1 ranked U18 in the country. She has won Bronze medal for GB at the last two World U23 championships in Hungary 2013 and Spain 2015

Jonathan Francois

Jonathan Francois

  • Name: Jonathan Francois
  • Course: BSc ( Hons) Sports Development
  • Sport: Boxing
  • Bio: Jon is a full Grenada International boxer and fought int he 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow losing in the last 32 to one of the eventual medalists. He is a BUCS Gold medalist and is currently with the Grenada Rio 2016 squad aiming to qualify for the Olympics

Club Sport

AMERICAN FOOTBAL...

American Football Club

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Twitter: @UOPdestroyers

Facebook Group: UPSU American Football club

Facebook Page: Portsmouth Destroyers

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ARCHERY CLUB

Archery Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Archery Club

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ATHLETICS CLUB

Athletics Club

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Facebook Group: University of Portsmouth Athletics club

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BADMINTON CLUB

Badminton Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU 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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Twitter: @UoPCheerleading

Facebook Page: Portsmouth Phoenix

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CRICKET CLUB

Cricket Club

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Facebook Group: University of Portsmouth Cricket Club

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CYCLING CLUB

Cycling Club

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Facebook Page: UPSU Portsmouth Uni Cycling Club

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DANCE CLUB

Dance Club

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Twitter: @UoPDanceClub

Facebook Page: University of Portsmouth Dance Club

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DODGEBALL CLUB

Dodgeball Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Dodgeball

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EQUESTRIAN CLUB

Equestrian Club

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Twitter: @UOP_equestrian

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FENCING CLUB

Fencing Club

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Facebook Group: UOP Fencing Club

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FOOTBALL CLUB - ...

Football Club - Mens

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Twitter: @portsmouthunifc

Facebook Group: UPFC Alumni

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FOOTBALL CLUB - ...

Football Club - Womens

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Facebook Group: University of Portsmouth Womens Football Club

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GOLF CLUB

Golf Club

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GYM & TRAMP CLUB

Gym & Tramp Club

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Twitter: @UPSUGymTramp

Facebook Group: UPSU Gymnastics and Trampolining

Facebook Page: Portsmouth Jets Gym and Tramp

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HOCKEY CLUB

Hockey Club

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Twitter: @pompeyunihockey

Facebook Group: UPHC Hockey

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KARATE CLUBS

Karate Clubs

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Facebook Group: UPSU Karate Club

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KAYAK CLUB

Kayak Club

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Facebook Group: UOP Kayak Club

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KICKBOXING & MMA...

Kickboxing & MMA Club

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Twitter: @UPSUK1MMA

Facebook Group: UPSU Kickboxing & MMA

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LACROSSE CLUB

Lacrosse Club

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Twitter: @UPSULacrosse

Facebook Group: UPSU Lacrosse Club

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NETBALL CLUB

Netball Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Netball Club

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OCTOPUSH CLUB

Octopush Club

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Twitter: @pompeyocto

Facebook Group: UPSU Octopush Club

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POLE DANCING CLUB

Pole Dancing Club

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Twitter: @pompeyunipole

Facebook Group: Portsmouth Uni Poledancing

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ROWING CLUB

Rowing Club

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Twitter: @upsu_rowing

Website: http://rowing8.wix.com/uprc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/upsu_rowing/

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RUGBY MENS CLUB

Rugby Mens Club

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Twitter: @UPRFC

 

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RUGBY WOMENS CLUB

Rugby Womens Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Womens Rugby Club

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SAILING CLUB

Sailing Club

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Twitter: @PompeyUniSail

Facebook Page: UPSU Sailing Club

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SKI & SNOWBOARD ...

Ski & Snowboard Club

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Twitter: @POMPEY_SNOW

Facebook Page: Pompey Snow

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SOFTBALL CLUB

Softball Club

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Twitter: @Upsushafters

Facebook Group: UPSU Softball Club

Facebook Page: UPSU Shafters

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SQUASH CLUB

Squash Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Squash Club

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SURFING CLUB

Surfing Club

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Twitter: @PompeySurf

Facebook Group: POMPEY SURF

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SWIMMING CLUB

Swimming Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Swimming Team

Facebook Page: University of Portsmouth Swim Team

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TABLE TENNIS CLUB

Table Tennis Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Table Tennis

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TAEKWONDO CLUB

Taekwondo Club

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TCHOUKBALL CLUB

Tchoukball Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Tchoukball Club

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TEN PIN BOWLING ...

Ten Pin Bowling Club

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Twitter: @UPSU_Bowling

Facebook Group: UPSU Ten Pin Bowling

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TENNIS CLUB

Tennis Club

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ULTIMATE FRISBEE...

Ultimate Frisbee Club

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Facebook Group: UPSU Sublime Ultimate Frisbee

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VOLLEYBALL CLUB

Volleyball Club

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Facebook Group: USPU Volleyball Club

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WAKEBOARDING CLUB

Wakeboarding Club

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Facebook Group: USPU Pompey Wake

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WIND SURFING CLUB

Wind Surfing Club

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Twitter: @Pompeywindsurf

Facebook Group: UPSU Pompey Windsurf

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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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