Club Committee Roles Available

Want to volunteer within one of our Sports Clubs next year? As part of the Athletic Union transition, we have introduced a new engagement role to club committees. We’re still looking for roles for the University of Portsmouth Football, Badminton and Squash Clubs. These roles will be delivering social sessions and or leagues within the clubs.

You do not need to be part of the club to apply, just have a keen interest in organising and delivering sport. You’ll have the chance to join the club in 2019/20, but this will not be compulsory. Each role will support the committee and ease the workload on them. A role on a club committee can look great on your CV when applying for future jobs, and can be difficult to achieve. To apply for a role please complete the google forms below. The following roles are available to club and non-club students and easy to apply for! For more information please email alex.cole@port.ac.uk.


University of Portsmouth Football Club

Football league coordinator (5&6aside) – https://forms.gle/ZLKAWAdexsvE6d6w9
Football league coordinator (7&11aside) – https://forms.gle/nq3FCYxPsPtAg4Ls9
Football social session coordinator – https://forms.gle/5M9v3PVC6hAQa8659

University of Portsmouth Badminton Club

Badminton social session and league coordinator x2 – https://forms.gle/CSTT8Q3k3J8GDXAY9

University of Portsmouth Squash Club

Squash social session and league coordinator – https://forms.gle/TMbnsdQgvSokwieo8

Club Sport Coaching Roles 2019

We’re looking for qualified coaches to join our team. We’ve recently taken over 25 competitive student clubs that compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and are looking for coaches for some of our clubs.

The University of Portsmouth is currently within the top 50 nationwide, for overall BUCS points across all sports. 49 University of Portsmouth teams were entered into the BUCS leagues for the 2018/19 season. So far we have secured 258 wins, 30 draws and 243 losses this year. We have a win percentage of 49%. We’d like to improve on these numbers for 2019/20.

If you are passionate about sport and are keen to develop a sport you are passionate about, please apply below.


University of Portsmouth Hockey Club

The University of Portsmouth Hockey Club comprises of 4 Men’s teams and 3 Women’s teams and we’re looking for coaches to improve our performance. We’re looking for a coach to lead the mens 1st team as well as a coach to lead the women’s 1st team.

We’re looking to recruit a coach to lead the Men’s 1st team next season. The team currently play in the BUCS 1A league against other Universities in the South East. The successful candidate will be available to deliver weekly training sessions from September – April, and attend matches to manage the squad where possible. Training sessions take place on Monday evenings, 8.30pm – 10pm at Langstone Campus. Fixtures take place on Wednesday afternoons (times and locations vary).

 

We’re looking to recruit a coach to lead the Women’s 1st team next season. The team currently play in the BUCS 1A league against other Universities in the South East. The successful candidate will be available to deliver weekly training sessions from September – April, and attend matches to manage the squad where possible.

 

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University of Portsmouth Basketball Club

The University of Portsmouth Basketball Club are looking to recruit a coach to lead their Women’s team for the season. The successful candidate will be required to deliver weekly training sessions from October – April, and attend fixtures if/when possible. The Women’s team currently compete in BUCS 2A South East league, competing regularly against other Universities.

 

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University of Portsmouth Futsal Club

The University of Portsmouth Futsal Club are looking to recruit a coach to lead their teams for the season. The club formed in 2015, with just one team competing in BUCS South East 2A league. After expanding the club and gaining promotion last season, they now have their 1st team in 1A, and a 2nd team in 3A.

 

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University of Portsmouth Athletics Club

The University of Portsmouth Athletics Club are looking to recruit two coaches to lead the delivery and development of training sessions for their long/middle distance and sprint athletes. We’re looking for the successful candidate to deliver weekly sessions between October and April.

 

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University of Portsmouth Lacrosse Club

The University of Portsmouth Lacrosse Club are looking to recruit a coach to lead the delivery of training sessions for the Men’s and Women’s team. We’re looking for the successful candidate to deliver weekly sessions between September and April. Ideally we’d like the successful candidate to manage one of the teams at fixtures if available.

 

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University of Portsmouth Rowing Club

The University of Portsmouth Rowing Club are looking to recruit a coach to lead the delivery and development of training sessions. We’re looking for the successful candidate to deliver weekly water based sessions between October and April. Ideally we’d like the successful applicant to lead team on race days at competitions throughout the year.

 

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University of Portsmouth Ultimate Frisbee Club

The University of Portsmouth Ultimate Frisbee Club are looking to recruit a coach to lead the delivery and development of weekly training sessions. We’re looking for the successful candidate to deliver weekly sessions between October and April. Ideally we’d like the successful candidate to attend tournaments and fixtures when possible.

 

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University of Portsmouth Women’s Rugby Club

The University of Portsmouth Women’s Rugby Club are looking to recruit an Assistant Coach and a Head Coach for the 2019/20 season. We’re looking for the successful candidate to deliver, develop and lead weekly sessions between September and April. Ideally we’d like the successful candidate for the Head Coach role to attend and manage fixtures.

 

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University of Portsmouth Men’s Rugby Club

The University of Portsmouth Men’s Rugby Club have an exciting opportunity for any aspiring or established coaches, to join their coaching team as a voluntary Assistant Coach and support their teams for the 2019-20 season. The club consists of 6 teams who compete against other Universities – the 1s, 2s, 3s and 4s are in British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues, with the 1s in Premier South B; and the 5s & 6s compete in a local development league. The club prides itself on providing a friendly, inclusive environment, offering playing opportunities to students of all ability levels.

 

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To apply for any of the roles, please complete the expression of interest form and email the club you’re applying to and rachel.robilliard@port.ac.uk outlining your relevant experience and availability. Club email addresses can be found on the job descriptions.

Friday 24 May – University of Portsmouth Students vs Staff Charity Football Match

The annual University of Portsmouth Students vs Staff Charity Football match is back for 2019 at the home of Portsmouth FC, Fratton Park!

Now in its 4th year, the students versus staff football match demonstrates how the University can come together to give back to the local community and beyond. The game will be played on Friday 24 May, which can be the perfect break from revision, or the perfect way to celebrate the end of exams.
This event is made up of two teams who have been carefully selected and will represent different areas of the University community. Each player aims to raise at least £250 for charity. Last year, this event raised over £16,000 and we’re hoping to raise more this year!
Players have been revealed and tickets are now on sale! All funding raised from ticket sales will be donated to charity.

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When: Friday 24 May, 6:00pm – 10pm (Kick-Off at 7pm)

Where: Fratton Park, Portsmouth

Price: £5 (free for children aged 16 and under)

Tickets are available on the door from 6:00pm. Please bring a cash payment.

Alternatively they can be purchased in advance.

 

This event is not-for-profit and all proceeds will be split 50/50 for Pompey in the Community and Brain Tumour Research.

Join us for a football match in aid of charity! Last year, this event raised over £16,000, with students defeating staff 4-0. Who will you be supporting?

A small sided game will take place at half-time for children from our community football partnership.

Parking will be available for free at Fratton Park, but spaces are limited.

Food and drink will be available to purchase within the stadium.

A raffle will also take place, with all proceeds going towards charity! Our prizes are listed below.

Click to join the Facebook Event!

For more information, please email charityfootball@port.ac.uk or call 02392 84 5555.

We’re looking for volunteers!

Want to help out on the day? Want to see how events like this are run behind the scenes? We’d love to hear from you!

For more information, please email charityfootball@port.ac.uk or call 02392 84 5555.

 


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Staff Team

Anton Barnwell

Javier Alcaraz

Jack Collins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Alford

Dr Stephen Pearse

Kev Pogorzelski

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Diffey

Michael Cushway

Tarek Fergani

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Heather

Teodor Zhelyazkov

Tom Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Williams

Shaun Searle

Radoslav Iliev

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kieran Young

Matt Knight – Team Coach

Ben Man – Team Coach

 

 

 

 

 

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Student Team

Yaseen Abdou

Noah Bedford Henry

Jordy Betts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Boxall

Ross Williams

Connor Crofts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digby Hayden

Arrun Johal

Michael Reith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil Samuel

Iestyn Williams

Steve Saunders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Knifton-Smith

Dan Sutton

Ali Shioui

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Chance

Antony Lewendon – Team Coach

Charlotte Beaney – Team Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Raffle Prizes:

Our staff and volunteers will be selling raffle tickets on the day! All proceeds will go to our chosen charities and count towards our fundraising total.

  • One ticket for £1
  • Strip of five for £5

We’ll be drawing winners after the match at 9:30pm.

We’d like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors and to the businesses who have kindly donated and supported this event so far.

  • Ace Tennis Academy – rackets and lessons
  • Belle Beauty – voucher and testers (worth £25)
  • Boots – voucher
  • Brittany Ferries – travel voucher (worth £200)
  • Chichester Golf – 4 ball voucher (worth £80)
  • Conor Chaplin – signed football boots
  • Crossfit Box – 1 month free (worth £55)
  • D-Day Museum – family ticket (worth £30)
  • Fare-Port Airport Transfers & Executive Cars – voucher (worth £50)
  • Hair Ott – voucher (worth £20)
  • Hovertravel – 2 adult return tickets (worth £48)
  • Jamie Carragher Foundation – signed and framed photo
  • Leilamezze – voucher (worth £40)
  • Kassia – goodie bag
  • Mayfield Recording Studio – 2hrs free recording time, including use of equipment
  • New Theatre Royal – 2 tickets
  • Next – various gifts (worth over £50)
  • No6 Cinema – 2 tickets (worth £18)
  • Peter Ashley Activity Centre – climbing voucher (worth £6)
  • Playzone – 2 kids tickets (worth £14)
  • Pompey in the Community – 2 PFC match tickets (worth £46)
  • Rock Up – 2 child climbing vouchers (worth £16)
  • SnowTrax – adventure park, ski bob and ringos family tickets
  • South Central Festival – 2 adult weekend tickets (worth £140)
  • The Marmion – vouchers
  • UOP Marketing – signed PFC shirt, signed PFC ball
  • UOP Sport and Recreation – 3 month membership (worth £45)
  • UK Paintball – 5 tickets; full day, equipment hire, lunch (worth £75)
  • Yates – weekend VIP booth for 10
  • ZWILLING J.A.Henckels, Gunwharf Quays2 x Knife Skills class tickets (worth £40)

Lauren – Strictly star excels but just misses out on final

Lauren narrowly misses out on the final.

Lauren Steadman, has narrowly missed out on getting to the final of Strictly Come Dancing. Our previous sports scholar, World Champion Paratriathlete and Silver medal Paralympian went out last night in a well fought dance off. With competition hotting up for the glitterball trophy, the dancers performed two dances, a Tango and a Salsa. Lauren found herself at the bottom of the leaderboard with a combined score of 54 for her two performances. Lauren scored of 31 for her Tango and 23 for her salsa. Ashley and Pasha, were top of the leaderboard but found themselves in the dance off with AJ and Lauren. She chose to perform her tango again, but the judges chose to save Ashley and Pasha at the end of the dance off.

Lauren, who trained for the two dances within our facilities in Spinnaker Sports Centre, and attacked each dance they performed. It was great to see Lauren’s journey from strong Paralympian to strong dancer. Coming off the back of winning Gold in the ITU World Championships in Australia she jumped straight into the competition. 12 weeks of ups, downs, progression and learning Lauren glided through dances and into the semi-final. Over the 12 weeks Lauren and AJ trained in studio 2 where they could practice uninterrupted and a familiar environment. Lauren has inspired so many people during her time in the competition, proving that anything is possible. AJ’s choreography worked beautifully with many of the lifts and dances needing to be slightly adapted.


What did Lauren think of her Strictly Journey?

Lauren had this to say when asked by host Tess Daly “I have absolutely loved my Strictly journey and it has been so much more than anyone ever tells you it’s going to be and that you thought it would be. Down to the smallest things. I mean outfits, hair, makeup, this man [AJ], the judges, all the choreographers. It’s just, I can’t tell you just how magical it is.”

AJ then had this to say about their experience: “Lauren has been fantastic. Honestly at the beginning of the series I couldn’t have expected to make the semi-final which was just beautiful but honestly I’m so proud of you as a person. You have changed so many people’s opinions and it has always been about ability not disability. You have attacked everything, you have always been stubborn, you have always been, ‘I will be able to get this lift’ even though it’s not going to work but we’ll get there somehow by Friday and Saturday. But for me honestly it’s been a fantastic journey and you’ve done yourself proud.”

Lauren went on to say: “I think it goes without saying that for you AJ everybody can think you’re an amazing dancer and sometimes you’re a bit hard on the outside but you’re so squishy and marshmallow like on the inside. I’ve got a lot of resilience and determination but I’ve never met somebody quite like you, as a pair I didn’t think we would be partnered and I’m so grateful I got you as a partner, words can’t explain how much I appreciate it.”


What’s next for Lauren?

Lauren may be out of the competition but her dancing will not end there. Lauren will be going on tour with fellow Strictly Come Dancing celebrities. Excited about the next stage of her dancing experience, Lauren had this to say: “This whole experience has been life changing and I’m beyond excited to now dance in some of the country’s biggest arenas and meet all the fans who have supported us.” Lauren will continue with her paratriathlon training in preparation for the next season. If you want to see Lauren dance in the Strictly Come Dancing tour you can buy tickets here.


Sport Scholarships

Our aim is to help student athletes balance their training and competition schedule, along with the pressures of achieving a high quality degree. We do this by providing support through our Sports Scholarship Scheme. If you are competing at a regional or international level in your sport, you may be eligible for funding. We provide scholarships for around 20 talented student athletes every year. Our scholarships are worth between £2,000 and £6,000 each. The scheme is open to all students, irrespective of nationality, year of study or academic course. Applications open in the summer, with scholarships awarded at the start of the academic year in September. Focus is given to sports within the BUCS programme and Olympic and Paralympic sports, with other sports considered on a case by case basis. We offer three levels of scholarship; Development, Elite and Podium Scholarships. Applications re-open in the summer so check out our sport scholarships page for information about when applications re-open.