Sports clubs are a great place to make lifelong friends and stay healthy, but can also boost your CV. 

Our sports clubs are run by volunteers. With a range of roles and opportunities that can differ per club, there are roles to suit different strengths. We have presidents who oversee the daily running of the club, treasurers who look after the budget as well as welfare roles who look after you if you need support or advice around university life.

Career Enhancing Opportunities

Working closely with the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science we offer academic placements in a range of areas from sports management and development to strength and conditioning. Students are mentored by industry experts and get to work in real life sports clubs.

Sports Volunteering

Take part in our sports coaching and volunteering programme to enhance your employability by gaining valuable hands-on experience. We offer volunteering opportunities in community groups, school placements, sports events and local clubs. Volunteering can equip you with relevant skills for your future career and lead to paid work. We have volunteers delivering sessions within our sports clubs in areas such as coaching and strength and conditioning.

Officiating and Refereeing

Students are offered the opportunity to join our Referee Hub, where you can complete your FA Basic Referee qualification for free, in return for voluntary officiating hours. If you’re already qualified, we can help you access paid work through our sports programmes.

University of Portsmouth Community Football Club

The University of Portsmouth Community Football Club is a fun way for children to get into football. We offer playing opportunities for children from the age of 2 upwards focusing on development within a supportive, innovative, engaging environment. We’re player centred and focus on the love of the game.

Being part of a club has helped me in many ways. Dealing with a huge team has allowed me to adapt to different situations. This will help me in every aspect of my life. It’s constant drive and determination, there will always be something that can push your boundaries. It’s how you act that can determine the outcome, for me its attitude and effort. I’m the only person that can control both!

Mike KiddellAmerican Football President

participated in community outreach


Students Qualified in Coaching and Officiating


children in UOP Community Football Club