Students vs. Lecturers – Charity Football Match

In partnership with the Athletic Union, the Department of Sport and Recreation are looking for University staff and lecturers to be part of a team for a charity football match at the home of Portsmouth Football Club – Fratton Park!

Taking place in May*, the match will consist of 45 minutes of playing time at Fratton Park. To help build your teamwork skills for the event, there will be regular training sessions in the lead up to match day.

Each player will be required to pay a sign-up fee of £25 and expected to raise a minimum of £200 for charity. All money raised will be donated to Pompey in the Community and Brain Tumour Research.

In return, each player will receive a personalised kit to keep, use of the changing rooms, a match day programme and a drinks reception. Prizes will also be awarded to the highest fundraiser of each team.

Interested in taking part? Please come along to the ‘Staff Team Briefing’ at Spinnaker Sports Centre on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday 1 February (13:30-14:00) or
  • Monday 5 February (11:30-12:00)

To confirm your attendance, or for more information please email or call ext 3532.

To read a write-up from the 2017 Charity Football Match, please click here.

*The exact match date will be confirmed later in the year.

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  1. Just out of interest….Is the match Students Vs Lecturers (why not other staff?) as it says in the title or ‘Staff and Lecturers’ as it says in the first paragraph? ( are Lecturers not staff?)

    • Hi Heather,

      We primarily target lecturers to be part of the team as they are more known on campus – thus the possibility of attracting more spectators and more charitable donations.

      However, due to a lower uptake with lecturers, the team opened up last year to other staff members, for example those in support services (Estates, IS, Library etc).

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