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There’s no time in your life like the time you spend at university. It’s a chance to explore who you are and what you can achieve. You can push boundaries and break barriers.

You don’t have to be an elite performer to love sport at the University of Portsmouth. At Portsmouth, getting involved in sport doesn’t have to be about talent. Determination is what matters. You’ve come this far. There’s no limit to how much further you can go. So even if you’ve never laced up a pair of trainers, there’s no better moment than right now.

Play, train, compete…the choice is yours.

If you are interested in joining our sports club, you will need to register your interest. Some of our clubs have membership caps, and we want to get as many of you involved in our club as possible. We can then get in touch when more club spaces are available or let you know other ways you can be part of Team UOP.

Mike Kiddell — Student Development Officer

The Student Development Officer is a new role for 2020-21 within the students union and looks to support and engage both societies and sports clubs who sit under Team UOP. Although mainly based at the Union, Mike will have a large crossover to Sport and Recreation to represent the 28 student clubs within Sport and Recreation. Mike aims to provide all clubs and societies with enhanced committee and welfare training, push to promote society development with recognition of success as well as increasing participation with volunteering in schools to benefit the local community and the university. The Union represent the student voice and Mike will be working with us to provide a student voice for sport and club development.

Mike Kiddell Smiling Wearing a Suit

I played multiple sports from a young age, I wanted to try as much as possible to find a love and passion for sport. I have made some great friendships and without sport I would have not be the person I am today. I was President of American football for 2 years, this allowed me to help build the programme and work closely with Sport and Rec and the Union. I am so appreciative of my time as president as this has given me a platform to become confident, push myself further and help my team and friends develop.

Mike Kiddell, Student Development Officer

Speak to Mike if you have any questions about student development particularly around sport while at university.

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