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.


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


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


Russell Martin


Management Team

Dr. Alan Sanders

Chief Executive - Executive Management Team

Donna Cox

General Manager & Welfare Officer - Executive Management Team

Gary Mansell

Head of The Russell Martin Football Academy - Executive Management Team

Dale Hurley

Academy Manager - Senior Management Team

Tom Betts

Head of Alternative Provision - Senior Management Team

Jane Coleman

Head of Programme Development and Safeguarding - Senior Management Team

Coaching Team

Jay Lovett

Post 16 Football Co-ordinator

Josh Paton

Schools Development Officer

Callum Kealy

1-2-1 Co-ordinator

Jess Barns


Jacob Baitup

Foundation Phase Pathway Manager

Alternative Provision Team

Luke Burns

Progress Lead

Matt Bannister

Centre Manager Area West

Oliver Goodacre

Centre Manager Area West

Lucas Rodrigues

Centre Manager - Brighton

Charlie Oatway

Family Liaison

Sara Hughes

Core Subject Teacher

Emily Goodwin

Core Subject Teacher

Jane Coleman

Head of Programme Development and Safeguarding - Senior Management Team