Varsity March 2022 football


We work collaboratively across the city with partners from a range of industries

We’re sport lovers, we love playing any kind of sport we can. From that love of sport comes an understanding that we can achieve our goals better with other people, be it on the court, pitch or at work. We work with a lot of services, companies and programmes and are always looking for innovative ways to offer more to our members and users. If you feel your company or service may compliment or enhance our offering to our members we’d love to hear from you. To partner with us, please email

Take a look below at some of the partnerships we already have.

Varsity March 2022 Mens football

Portsmouth Football Club

The University of Portsmouth is the Main Club Partner of Portsmouth Football Club.  The two organisations have been working together successfully over the past four years and recently signed a deal to renew for a further three seasons.

The University’s logo will continue to appear on the front of Pompey shirts for all first team games and the partnership will also deliver joined-up research, work opportunities for University students and outreach activity to inspire children at local schools and colleges. 

We also host an annual charity event at Fratton Park each year and discounted match tickets are available to students and staff members of the University for all of Portsmouth Football Club’s League One home matches. 

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Person running on Southsea seafront


Southsea parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all abilities and ages. UOP Sport helped provide the start up funding for the event nearly 6 years ago, to help keep Portsmouth active. It takes place every Saturday at 9.00am on Southsea seafront. This all-inclusive running environment is great for a social run, used as a personal training run or just a. See the website above on how to register for your first run.

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Varsity March 2022 men's hockey

Carrington West

Our lead Team UOP sports club sponsor Carrington West is an award-winning, Portsmouth-based, technical recruitment company. Carrington West are the main partner of competitive sport at the University of Portsmouth.

The partnership sees Carrington West become the front of shirt sponsor for the University’s sports teams. Carrington West will also deliver educational seminars and workshops for students, ensuring that students get both on and off-the-field development opportunities, which is vital to their continued success in the graduate market.

Founded in 2011 Carrington West is experienced and successful in the recruitment community, providing high-calibre talent in the UK for highways, transport and infrastructure, town planning, water and environmental, utilities, power and telecoms, building and rail industries. They recruit interim, temporary and permanent professionals from entry to board level for private and public sector organisations.

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Greetham Street Halls of Residence

Unite students

Unite students work with the University of Portsmouth to provide student accommodation for new and returning students. Student halls are the best option for being at the centre of uni life. As they're based close to uni, you'll have no problem making it to your morning lectures on time. If you're preparing for your first year at uni, you'll probably find student halls the easiest accommodation option on offer.

Unite students have partnered with UOP Sport to sponsor key student events across the year including Give Me Sport and Varsity, bringing the whole student population together to get active.

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