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Alumni Sporting Hall of Fame

Celebrating the sporting achievements of Portsmouth graduates

Welcome to our graduate Hall of Fame celebrating Portsmouth's sporting elite and those who have achieved great things across the world of sports.

To nominate someone to be added to this webpage, please get in touch: alumni@port.ac.uk

Alumna Lauren Steadman smiling to camera with gold medal

Lauren Steadman MBE

Paralympic Champion (Gold Tokyo 2020 and Silver Rio 2016), Strictly Come Dancing contestant and  Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins winner

Alumnus Vincent Pericard on Portsmouth Football Club pitch smiling to camera in blue shirt

Vincent Pericard

Former Portsmouth FC and Juventus FC professional football player, now Co-Founder of WhatsUp?, Mentor and Non-Executive Director of UK Deaf Sport

Image of alumnus Graham Edmunds laughing on camera wearing shirt and jacket

Graham Edmunds

Paralympic Champion (Gold Athens 2004 and Silver Beijing 2008)

Profile image of alumnus Leon Mann smiling to camera wearing orange polo against graffiti wall

Leon Mann MBE

Co-Founder of Football Black List and BBC Sports Presenter

Alumnus Joel Beya smiling to camera wearing t-shirt

Joel Beya

Founder of CheekySport Limited and Vibe of Five Podcast Presenter with Rio Ferdinand


Alumnus Jonathan Francois wearing boxing gloves holding boxing stance to camera with gloves up

Jonathan Francois

Boxer - Double Commonwealth Games (Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018) and Action Performer

Image of Dr Mx Holloway smiling to camera wearing blue hoody against world globe image backdrop

Max Holloway

GB Olympic Sailor and now Physical Oceanographer and Modeller at Brilliant Planet

Headshot of Kanisha Vincent smiling to camera wearing red sports hoodie whilst holding a rugby ball

Kanisha Vincent

Rugby Union Player and Freelance Sports Performance Specialist

Graduate Tom Buckner during Olympics wearing branded vest top running

Tom Buckner

Olympics Semi-Finalist (Barcelona 1992) now Assistant Headmaster

Benjamin Khor holding up medal and stuffed animal smiling to camera after winning gold at 2017 Southeast Asian Games

Benjamin Khor

Elite Shooter (Bronze Commonweath Games Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018, and Gold 2017 Southeast Asian Games)

Emily Windsor holding Hundred Cricket trophy on pitch smiling to camera in green kit

Emily Windsor

Professional Cricket Player


Hugh Styles headshot wearing cap and waterproof jacket staring to camera in black and white image

Hugh Styles

Sailing World Champion and Olympian turned Elite Coach


Picture of Jason Selormey wearing UoP kit holding american football helmet in one hand with his other hand on his hip

Jason Selormey

Professional American Football Player

Image of Moses Rashid sat on floor in black tshirt and jeans surrounded by trainer boxes

Moses Rashid

Founder and CEO, The Edit LDN

Vanessa Ruck wearing red motor suit sitting on motorbike looking to camera with scenic background

Vanessa Ruck

Professional Motorsports Racer and Director of The Girl On A Bike