The Aims of The Russell Martin Foundation

The Russell Martin Foundation is a non-profit organisation (registered charity number 1174134) based in Brighton & Hove which uses the power of football to help change people’s lives. It was set up by professional footballer Russell Martin (originally as the Russell Martin Academy), who wanted to give something back to the city in which he was born.

Vision

For our local community to prosper.

Mission Statement

Using the power of football in our local community to empower individuals to improve their lives and their environment.

Our Values

Opportunity
Inclusivity
Quality
Sustainability

Our Strategy

Find out more about our strategy for the future.

See the plan

Our Environmental Pledges

  • Discourage single use plastics within all of our provision
  • Ensure that all company vehicles are hybrid by 2023
  • All facility management projects will focus on improving the environment
  • All of our alternative education provision include modules on improving the environment

Our Team

Founder

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Russell Martin

Founder

Management Team

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Dr. Alan Sanders

Chief Executive - Executive & Senior Management Team

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Gary Mansell

Director of Football- Executive & Senior Management Team

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Jane Coleman

Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Rob Silver

Head of Finance

Coaching Team

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Dale Hurley

Head of RMA - Senior Management Team

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Jay Lovett

Head of Post-16 Football - Senior Management Team

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Jacob Baitup

7-11 Football Co-ordinator

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Josh Paton

Schools Football Co-ordinatorr

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Callum Kealy

Post-16 Football Co-ordinator

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Connor Cox

Football Coach

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Jess Barns

Head of Disability

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Lewis Mayer

Facility Operator

Education Team

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Sara Hughes

Head of Teaching & Learning

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Aithne Missirian

Lead Centre Manager - Brighton

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Charlie Oatway

Relationships Manager

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Oliver Goodacre

Centre Manager - Worthing

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Tom Halls

Assistant Centre Manager - Brighton

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Matt Drabble

Assistant Head Teaching & Learning

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Kirsty McConnell

Centre Manager - Newhaven

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Kim Hammond

Centre Manager - Crawley & DDSL

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Guy Kingham

Head of Compliance

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Carl Southwell

Adult Education Co-ordinator

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Neil Avard

Family Support

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Carlo Missirian

Qualified Teacher

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Jan Hobson

Qualified Teacher

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Sophie Cox

Teaching Assistant

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Ismail Jafar

Teaching Assistant

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Kelly Fraser

KS2 Transition Co-ordinator

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Tyler Russell

Teacher Assistant - Worthing

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Niamh Mundy

Teaching Assistant - Brighton

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Tyrone Madhani

Teaching Assistant

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Julia Sanders

Teaching Assistant

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Rachelle Sydes

Teaching Assistant

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Kate Aiken

Teaching Assistant

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Jo Kelly

Teacher Assistant

Central Services

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Donna Cox

General Manager

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Chris Whelpdale

Head of Marketing & Comms

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Paul Rogers

Commercial Manager

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Joel Essex

Media & Comms

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Marilena Ward

Admin, Trustees & Bid Support

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Gerry Coleman

Project Manager

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Heidi Rush

HR Manager

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Hilary Chisnall

Finance Assistant

Ambassadors

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Chris Ward

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Sarah Samagh

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Steve Purser

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Matt Turner

Trustees

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Russell Martin

Founder and Chair

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Adrian Batchelor

Trustee

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Richard Bradford

Trustee

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Kieran Mercer

Trustee

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Kay Watson

Trustee

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Neal Young

Trustee

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James Burt

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