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Pompey Partner With University Of Portsmouth

Organisations to work together on mutually-beneficial projects

16 August 2017

University of Portsmouth partnership with Portsmouth FC
Photo (l-r): Emma Fields, University of Portsmouth Head of Brand Strategy and Corporate Communications; Anna Mitchell, Portsmouth FC Commercial Director; David Willan, University of Portsmouth Governor and former Portsmouth FC President; Mark Catlin, Portsmouth FC CEO; Professor Graham Galbraith, University of Portsmouth Vice-Chancellor

Pompey are delighted to announce that the University of Portsmouth have signed a two-year deal to become the club’s Official Education Partner.

The partnership will see both organisations working together on mutually-beneficial projects in the fields of sports science, media and professional development.

High-impact branding will be installed on the inside wings of the Fratton End, while the University’s logo will also appear on static and LED pitchside boards.

University of Portsmouth Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith said: “I believe this is the start of a long-term relationship between the University and the club. Both are currently doing incredibly well and both are ambitious for even more success.

“We’ve worked together in the past before, but this is the start of a new era of deeper cooperation.

“I hope that this is just the start of something even bigger as we combine to encourage young people in the city.

"We’ve worked together in the past before, but this is the start of a new era of deeper cooperation."

Professor Graham Galbraith

“We’re a University that are number one in England for sports science, so there’s a real opportunity for us to be working with the players in that field.

“It’s also important from an educational point of view that we can help support the squad beyond their playing careers.”

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin added: “This deal further enhances the great working relationship between Pompey and the University of Portsmouth.

“This will not only benefit the two organisations, but Portsmouth as a whole, as we bring professional sport and education together to inspire this great city.

"This deal further enhances the great working relationship between Pompey and the University of Portsmouth."

Mark Catlin

“This is something ourselves, the University, and other key city groups are looking to build upon in the future.”

There was more good news for the University of Portsmouth recently, with a study from The Economist saying they do more to boost their graduates’ earnings than any other university.


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