Date announced – 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. Fresh from the Checkatrade Trophy win at Wembley against Sunderland, Portsmouth are still chasing promotion. As a result, the game will be played on Friday 10 May but may need to be pushed back until Friday 24 May. If Portsmouth gain automatic promotion, it will be the earlier of the two dates. Either way the game 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.

Buy your tickets now

When: Friday 10 May or Friday 24 May, 5:30pm – 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 5:30pm. 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 Penalty Shoot-Out will take place at half-time for children from the crowd.

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.

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For more information, please contact Jack Collins ( / 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 contact Jack Collins (


Staff Team

Anton Barnwell

Javier Alcaraz

Jack Collins







Jake Alford

Dr Stephen Pearse

Kev Pogorzelski







Matt Diffey

Michael Cushway

Tarek Fergani







Paul Goldthorpe

Ben Heather

Matt Knight





Jonathan Williams

Shaun Searle

Radoslav Iliev







Thomas Ward

Kieran Young

Teodor Zhelyazkov






Ben Man




Student Team

Yaseen Abdou

Noah Bedford Henry

Jordy Betts







Jack Boxall

Antony Lewendon

Connor Crofts







Digby Hayden

Arrun Johal

Michael Reith







Phil Samuel

Iestyn Williams

Steve Saunders







Omar Barry

Tom Knifton-Smith

Ali Shioui







Dan Sutton

Ross Williams

Charlotte Beaney








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.

  • Belle Beauty – voucher and testers (worth £25)
  • Boots
  • Brittany Ferries – travel voucher
  • Crossfit Box – 1 month free (worth £55)
  • D-Day Museum – family ticket (worth £30)
  • Hair Ott – voucher (worth £20)
  • Hovertravel – 2 adult return tickets (worth £48)
  • Next
  • 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
  • SnowTrax
  • South Central Festival – 2 adult weekend tickets (worth £140)
  • 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
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