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Our staff play an essential role in making Sport Portsmouth such a popular part of the student experience. Take a look below to find out more about some of the friendly faces you are likely to see around our gym and sport facilities.

Amber Jerome - Sports Instructor

Amber Jerome

Achievements: Danced on 'Got to Dance' and 'Britain's Got Talent'
Favourite exercise: Back squat and dancing
Favourite class: Aerobics and cardio cycling
Favourite sport to play: Rounders
Favourite sport to watch: Boxing or football

Tel: +44 (0)23 9284 5555
Email: amber.jerome@port.ac.uk

Emily Chambers - Sports Instructor

Emily Chambers

Achievements: Used to play football for Southampton Ladies
Favourite exercise: Deadlifts
Favourite class: Kettlebells, Aerobics, Boxfit
Favourite sport: Football

Tel: +44 (0)2392845555
Email: emily.chambers@port.ac.uk

Karen Harris - Health and Fitness Coordinator

Karen Harris

Ask me about health and fitness programmes and gym facilities. I can also help with questions about our group exercise class programme and anything related to health and wellbeing. 

Tel: +44 (0)23 9284 3521
Email: karen.harris@port.ac.uk

Lee McCanny - Sports Instructor

Lee McCanny

Achievements: Completed Tough Mudder and the Great South Run
Favourite exercise: Snatch/squat
Favourite class: Kettlebells
Guilty food: Domino's
Favourite quote: I'd rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of kids

Tel: +44 (0)23 9284 5555
Email: lee.mccanny@port.ac.uk

Paul Tilley - Head of Sport and Recreation

Paul Tilley

Paul has worked at Portsmouth since 2008. Initially for 18 months as Sports Development Manager and Assistant Head of Sport before becoming Head of Sport in 2010. Previous work included Sports Development at the University of Leeds and Havant Borough Council.

An alumni of the University of Portsmouth, Paul completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Portsmouth. Paul is responsible for the strategic direction of the department and the delivery of University sport and physical activity programmes.

Tel: +44 (0)23 9284 5719
Email: paul.tilley@port.ac.uk

Stephanie Slack - Fitness Instructor

Stephanie Slack

Achievements: Rowed a marathon, ran a marathon. Maybe I should swim a marathon next?
Training for: I train for life - I want to be ready for anything!
Guilty food: Cookies - I'm a real cookie monster
Source of inspiration: My Grandma - she's pretty badass at 85. Still swimming, playing tennis and golfing

Tel: +44 (0)23 9284 5555
Email: stephanie.slack@port.ac.uk

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