Owner and founder
Russell Martin attended Varndean school and then Varndean College, representing Brighton Boys (with Alan Sanders as his manager!) throughout his time at school. He was briefly at Brighton & Hove Albion until released at 16. He never gave up hope of becoming a professional player and was a member of the England Schools Under 18s side whilst at Varndean, also playing for Lewes FC. After A levels, he wrote to every league club asking for a trial. He got two replies; from Wycombe Wanderers and Swansea. He chose Wycombe because it was closer and therefore cheaper to get to and the rest is history. He played more than 100 times for Wycombe over four seasons and then moved on to Peterborough United where he became their youngest-ever captain, leading them to promotion to the Championship at the age of 22. He then moved to Norwich where he played more than 300 times over nine seasons, gaining three promotions, two of them to the Premier League. He currently holds the record for most appearances in the Premier League for the Canaries. He was club captain for five seasons and led the team up the famous Wembley steps to lift the play-off final trophy. Whilst playing for Norwich he also represented Scotland 30 times, qualifying through his father. RMF is something he would have loved to have known when he was a young aspiring player and is Russell’s way of giving back to the game and home town that has given him so much happiness and enjoyment over the years.