Sport Brighton was set up in 2006 and is the collaboration of sports services previously separately run by the Students’ Union and the University. Sport Brighton now encompasses the full range of sports services at the University of Brighton. These range from your student clubs to facilities to scholarships. Sport Brighton is truly student focused and has active input and decision making from your student representatives. You can impact on the direction and priorities of Sport Brighton.



Sam Shew

VP Activities & Participation

Sam is your elected student representative, get in contact if you have any issues or feedback.

Sam and the SU can also help with sponsorship and social events such as tours.


Claire Slater

Head of Sports Programmes

Claire Slater is responsible for managing our student sporting offer and creating the pathway between Parklife, Sports Fed and Performance Sport.

Claire manages the Sports Federation programme and can assist your club in terms of its advanced development.


Mike Fisher

Sport Participation Manager

Mike Fisher is responsible for increasing participation and improving student experience across Parklife and Sports Federation programmes.

Mike manages the Sports Federation programme and can assist your club in terms of its early development.


Beth Garner

Sports Club Coordinator

Beth Garner is the Sport Club Coordinator for student led sport and is there to help you in running your club and in particular organises the inter university BUCS fixture programme.

Contact Beth for facility bookings, logistics and areas relating to your club’s administration.


Dom Onions

Participation Officer

Dom Onions is responsible for getting more students involved in sporting activity in the Parklife programme and leads on its exciting volunteering scheme.

Contact Dom if you want to find out more about how to get involved in Parklife; participating, volunteering, coaching, refereeing or even suggesting new Parklife activities.


Rob Nitman

Performance & Fitness Officer

Rob Nitman is the lead deliverer of performance sport at Sport Brighton.

He delivers S&C for our scholar and TASS athletes and oversees the intern and volunteers delivering on the performance elements of the Silver and Gold programmes