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Our current sport scholars

Check our scholars, the sport they compete in and their aspirations for 2023-24

As well as a reputation for academic excellence, we also have a history of sporting success. We provide financial and specialist support to student athletes, to help maximise their sporting potential whilst studying at the University of Portsmouth. Our aim is to help student athletes balance their training and competition schedule, along with the pressures of achieving a high quality degree. We do this by providing support through our Sports Scholarship Scheme. If you are competing at a regional or international level in your sport, you may be eligible for funding.

We provide scholarships for around 20 talented student athletes every year. Our scholarships are worth between £2,000 and £6,000 each. The scheme is open to all students, irrespective of nationality, year of study or academic course. Applications open in the summer, and scholarships are awarded at the start of the academic year in September. Visit our sports scholarships page for further information and to receive your application form.

Abdulaziz Al Obaidly - Swimming


Cyber Security and Forensics Computing

Alfie Dixon - Boxing


Film Production BA (Hons)

Alfie Sadler - Ski Cross

Sports scholar Alfie Sadler

Film Production BA (Hons)

  • International level athlete
  • Second place ranking in the Audi Ski Cross Tour 2020
  • Aims to move into different levels of Ski Cross and compete at Europa Cup level and World Cup

Connie Wells - Karate

Sports scholar Connie Wells

Criminology and Forensic Studies BSc (Hons)

  • International level athlete
  • 2x Silver medalist at the European Championships in 2022
  • Gold at the 2023 world championships in Germany
  • Aims to achieve 3rd Dan and continue to compete at a high level 

Daniel Mock - Gymnastics

Sports scholar Daniel Mock

Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

  • International level athlete
  • 4th on Pommel Horse at the British Championships 2021
  • 1st All-around at the Presidential Classic at the ESPN in Florida 2019
  • Aims to continue competing at British and English Championships and be selected for the England Squad

Daniel Obinkwo - American Football

Sports scholar Daniel Obinkwo

Digital Marketing BA (Hons)

  • International level athlete
  • GB Students South All-star and plays for Solent Thrashers in the BAFA Premiership
  • Reached the BUCS Division 1 National Final against Loughborough in 2022/23 Season
  • Aims to sign a professional contract overseas and become a part of the GB Men’s Adult team

Darren Chai Chee Hou - Badminton

Sport Scholar Darren Chai Chee Hou

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

  • National level athlete
  • Reading Open 2022 Men’s doubles winner & Mix doubles bronze medalist
  • Dorset Senior Silver 2022 Men’s Doubles Winner

Derrick Osadolor - Boxing

Sport scholar Derrick Osadalor

International Business BA (Hons)

  • National level athlete
  • BUCS Super Heavyweight Gold medalist 2022
  • Southern Counties Development Super Heavyweight Champion 2021
  • Aims to win National Championship and represent Team GB in the Commonwealth Games or Olympics

Emily Niven - Judo

Sport scholar Emily Niven

Economics and Management BA (Hons)

  • International level athlete
  • Ranked 3rd in the UK at Senior Level
  • Gold at the English Senior Open 2022, Welsh Senior Open 2022, and Northern Irish Senior Open 2022
  • Gold at Mierlo International 2022
  • Gold at BUCS 2022 and represented the University of Portsmouth at the European University Games 2022

Ericas Luckauskas - Taekwondo


Computer Science BSc (Hons)

  • International level athlete
  • Represented GB at the U21 European Championships 2022 and the University of Portsmouth at the European University Games 2022
  • Won two gold and one silver BUCS medals in the 2021/2022 academic year
  • Aims to continue to win medals domestically and gain experience in international competitions

Finlay Morgan - Gymnastics

Sport scholar Finley Morgan

Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) 

  • International level athlete
  • Bronze medal at the British Championships 2021
  • Selected to represent England to compete at the Northern Europeans Championships in November
  • Signed to a German league team and competes in the Gymnastics Bundesliga 
  • Aims to continue to win medals domestically and gain experience in international competitions at senior level

Isabella Pointon - Netball



Jon White - Athletics (800m)

Sport scholar Jon White

PhD Sport and Exercise Science

  • National Level Athlete 
  • 5th place at the England Senior Athletics Championships 2022
  • Competed at the UK Athletics Championships 2023
  • Aims: Make the 800 m final at the 2024 UK Athletics Championships (Olympic Trials), Run sub 4 minutes for the mile and 1:46 for 800 m

Kate Robertson - Sailing

Sport scholar Kate Robertson

Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences (Dual Degree) BSc (Hons)

  • International level athlete
  • Top ten at the 29er National Championships
  • U16 World Champion
  • Currently National Junior Squad Coach
  • Aims to transition to 470s on the Olympic Pathway

Liam Budd - Triathlon

Sport scholar Liam Budd

Engineering and Technology BEng (Hons) 

  • National level athlete
  • 29th British Triathlon junior series
  • 5th European age group Triathlon Championships
  • Aims to transition to Senior Series and get a top 5 finish

Lily Baggott - Athletics



  • International sprinter
  • Selected for the u20 England team and received a bronze medal in the 200 and gold in the relay
  • Bronze at English Schools
  • Part of the England athletics junior talent program
  • 4th at European championships 
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Lloyd Collins-Page - Shooting

Sport scholar Lloyd Collins-Page

General Engineering HND

  • International level athlete
  • GB Talent Academy
  • National junior 3P Champion at Bisley
  • Competed in the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championship (European division) and came 5th in the individuals and 2nd in pairs
  • Placed 2nd in the BUCS national rifle shooting competition 2023
  • Aims to compete in the European Championships and Olympics

Lucy Odell - Javelin

Sport scholar Lucy Odell

Diagnostic and Medical Imaging BSc (Hons)

  • National level athlete
  • Ranked 10th in the UK in the U20 age group, 33rd overall
  • Has been selected for the Junior Talent Programme for the 2022/2023 season

Max Beaman - Windsurf

Sport Scholars - Max Beaman

Financial Management

  • 3rd U19 Formula Foil World Championships
  • Aim to medal in the U23 division and progress up the World rankings at every international event
  • Campaign for 2028 Olympics

Mia Adaway - Football

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Mia Adaway

Sports Management

Natalia Grigelova - Table Tennis

Sport Scholars - Natalia Grigelova

Sport and Exercise Psychology

  • 17th place World Junior Championships
  • Multiple Slovak Champion
  • Multiple World Junior Circuits winner

Nicholas Rodrigues - Gymnastics

Sport Scholars - Nick Rodrigues

Sport and Exercise Science

Simon Olanipekun - Basketball

Sport scholar Simon Olanipekun

Property Development BSc (Hons)

  • National level athlete
  • BUCS Division 2 winner & South Eastern Conference Cup Champion 2021/22
  • Selected to England Universities squad in 2023
  • Aims to play professional basketball