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.

Adam Dart - Swimming

Adam, wearing UOP sports kit, is smiling in front of a blue wall

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

  • 2019 World Duathlon Champs - 10th U19
  • 2018 World Duathlon Champs - 7th U19
  • Qualified for the 2020 World and European Champs

Alexandros Matsangos - Cycling

Alexandros wearing glasses, smiling and standing in front of a purple background

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

  • 2019 European Games – 32nd Time Trial
  • Cypriot National Road Race Championship 2018 – GOLD
  • Cypriot National ITT Championship 2018 – BRONZE
  • Cypriot National MTB Championship 2018 – SILVER
  • UCI Men’s World Junior Road Race Championships 2017 – 91st

Bobbie Haywood - Rugby Union

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BSc (Hons) Sports Science

  • Plays in the Harlequins 1st team in the Tyrells Premiership
  • Women’s rugby AASE programme national 7’s Champion 2018
  • Cypriot National ITT Championship 2018 – BRONZE
  • South East England rugby team 2015-18

Chloe Barr - Sailing

Chloe who has long blonde hair, is smiling while standing in front of a blue background

BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation

  • Youth National Laser Champion 2017 and 2018
  • 2016 Youth Worlds Auckland NZ – 13th
  • Inland National Championships 2017 – 4th and 1st lady

Derry Asante - Handball

Derry smiling and looking forward, standing in front of a purple back drop

BSC (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

  • 2019 GB U20's squad
  • 2018 England Handball AASE program
  • 2018 GB U18’s Silver medal in IHF Trophy Kosovo

Ella Boxall - Sailing

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BSc (Hons) Physics

  • Member of the British Keelboat Academy Squad 2018
  • Member of the Code Zero Racing team 2018

Emily Beach - Badminton

Emily smiling against a purple background

BA ( Hons) Digital Marketing

  • 2019 ranked #5 woman in England
  • 2019 world ranking #207
  • 2019 Nottinghamshire Senior Champs – GOLD
  • 2019 Iceland International Open – Last 16

Emily Niven - Judo

Emily smiling with her hair in a bun, she is standing in front of a purple background

BSC (Hons) Sports Psychology

  • 2019 GB U21 ranking of 4th
  • 2019 Natwest Island Games Senior Champion
  • 2018 English Open U21 – GOLD
  • 2017 UK School Games – BRONZE

Fleur Schrader - Para Dressage

Fluer wearing black UOP sports jacket, smiling in front of a blue wall

BSc (Hons) Social Work

  • Member of the Hong Kong Para Dressage team
  • Competed in the 2018 World Equestrian Games USA
  • Ranked 112th in FEI World Rankings
  • Training for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

George Coles - Sailing

George wearing UoP sports kit smiling in front of a dark purple wall

MPhys (Hons) Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology

  • 2019 British Keelboat Academy member
  • 2019 University Yacht nationals – 5th
  • 2018 National Youth Laser Championships – 11th
  • 2016 Laser Nationals – 12th
  • 2014 Topper World Championships – BRONZE

Hebe Hemming - Sailing

Hebe with long blonde hair is smiling in front of a dark purple wall

BSc (Hons) Sports Science

  • Under 19 ISAF Silver Medallist
  • RYA Women’s Match Racing Nationals in 2016 & 2017 – SILVER
  • Represented GBR in the Women’s International Match Racing Series – 11th
  • Represented GBR in the Eurosafs Youth Match Racing in Poland – 9th overall and 1st female team
  • RYA Youth Match Racing Nationals 2017 – 4th
  • RYA National Match Racing Grand Finals – 11th
  • Currently ranked 18th in the world in the Women’s Match Racing rankings

James Grummett - Sailing

James smiling against a blue back drop

BA (Hons) Digital Marketing

  • 2019 U23 World Sailing Champs Norway – SILVER
  • British Sailing Team P3 Podium Potential Squad Member
  • 2017 49er U23 European Championships – SILVER
  • 2015 29er National Championships – GOLD

Jamie Robertson - Swimming

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HND Business

  • 2019 English Winter SC Nationals – 3rd B FINAL
  • 2019 British Summer Nationals – 14th
  • 2019 Hampshire SC Champs – GOLD
  • 2019 BUCS LC Champs – 13th & 19th

Joe Tibbetts - Swimming

Joe smiling against a purple back drop

BSc (Econ) (Hons) Business Economics

  • 2018 English Summer Championships – 5th 50m backstroke and 10th 100m backstroke
  • 2018 British Championships – 18th in 50m backstroke
  • 2018 Hampshire County Champion 50m/100m backstroke
  • 2018 ASA Winter British Nationals – 9th 50m backstroke, 10th 100m backstroke

Jon White - Athletics

Jon who has blonde hair, is smiling in front of a blue back ground

MPhil Sport & Exercise Science

  • 2019 BUCS 1500m – 8th
  • 2018 5M U23 ranked 11 in UK
  • 2019 Ranked 42nd in the Uk for ALL 800m

Lucy Ward - Boxing

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BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Psychology

  • 2019 BUCS Boxing Champion

Michael Larcombe - Fullbore Rifle Shooting

Michael smiling in front of a dark purple wall

BA (Hons) Business & Management

  • 2017 represented GB U25 team in Canada
  • 2018 GB U19 Tour to South Africa
  • Currently in the GB U21 team
  • 2018 National School Championships, Winner of Victoria Tankard (600yr agg)

Michaela Green - Shooting

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BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

  • 2019 GB Talent Squad member
  • 2019 England Academy member
  • 2019 British Open – 5th place

Pablo Penate-Fabelo - Beach Tennis

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BSc (Hons) Sports Management and Development

  • 2019 Ranked 8th Junior and 25th Senior In Spain
  • 2019 Gran Canaria Champion

Rochelle Walters - Karate

Rochelle has her hair up and is laughing in front of a blue wall

BA (Hons) English Literature

  • 2019 British U21 National Champion
  • Currently ranked #1 U21 in the UK
  • Current U21 68kg+ World ranking of 23rd
  • 2018 European Championships Silver medallist
  • 2018 European Team Championships Gold medallist

Taylor-Lei Mohan - BMX

Taylor smiling against purple wall

BA (Hons) Law with Business

  • 2018 British ranked #5
  • 2018 National Champs – 8th
  • London Champion 2016-18

Thomas Lewthwaite-Page - Shooting (Olympic Skeet)

Thomas wearing glasses and smiling against a blue backdrop

BA (Hons) Law with Business

  • 2019 British Grand Shooting final – 8th
  • 2018 Ranked 9th best Junior in the UK
  • Competed for the GB Junior Team at Junior World Cup Italy 2017
  • 2017 Ranked 6th best Junior in UK
  • 2017 National Youth Championships – 5th
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