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The Russell Martin Academy offers football development opportunities to young individuals aged 7-19, fostering growth for players of diverse abilities and backgrounds.Learn more
The Russell Martin Foundation prioritises education, aligned with our vision for local community prosperity. Our tailored services aim to positively impact children, families, and schools by evolving to meet their needsLearn more
Prioritising good health is paramount. Collaborating with local organisations, we actively promote and support a healthy lifestyle for all.Learn more
Founder of RMF
Russell Martin an ex professional footballer with a remarkable 15-year career, hails from Brighton, where he attended Varndean School and Varndean College, representing Brighton Boys throughout his school years. Rising through the ranks, he showcased his talent with the England Schools Under 18s team before joining EFL League Two side Wycombe Wanderers post-A levels. Russell made a significant impact, amassing over 100 appearances and catching the eye of Peterborough United, where he became their youngest-ever captain and led them to Championship promotion.
A decade at Norwich City followed, with Russell making over 300 appearances and achieving three promotions, including two to the Premier League. His leadership skills were evident as he captained the club for five seasons. Representing the Scottish National Team, he earned 29 international caps during his Norwich tenure. Russell concluded his playing career at League One's MK Dons before transitioning into management.
His managerial journey included a successful stint at Swansea City before securing the position of Southampton FC manager, marking the latest chapter in his career.
Russell Martin Foundation and Saints Foundation Join Forces for Community Impact
CEOs Alan Sanders and Greg Baker of the RMF and Saints Foundation respectively, express mutual enthusiasm for collaboration.
Celebrating Children's Mental Health Week
Some key messages we're emphasising during children's mental health week at RMF
Safer Internet Day
Essential tips that children and parents can follow to enhance online safety
Business of the month
This is an opportunity for businesses to advertise on the RMF monthly newsletterthat goes out to 800 local families connected to the charity. The logo stays on our website for a duration of 12 months.Find out more
Our impact in 2022-2023
See some some statistics that show the impact RMF has had in the community.
Players participated at RMA 3164 Girls
Students helped through our Alternative Provision who struggle in main streams schools.
Walking football particpants
Families provided extra financial support to help with rising living costs totalling £7346