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Play, train, compete... the choice is yours

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 an elected position by UOP students, and looks to support and engage both societies and sports clubs who sit under UOP. Mike is mainly based at the Students' Union, but has a large crossover to Sport and Recreation to represent all Sports Clubs. Mike aims to push the student voice and make sure students involved in sport are being heard. The Union represent the student voice and Mike will be working with us to provide a voice for sport and club development.

Mike Kiddell, Development Officer, UPSU


My sports experience at UOP has been some of the best times of my life. It has made me push myself, more determined and driven than ever before. I have had the opportunity to help build a programme and be President of American football. I would advise everyone at University to try all activities, there is a different type of passion at Team UOP and that passion is energy, it's a force that will push you more than ever.

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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