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

Tom Betts

Senior Management Team - Head of Education

Coaching Team

Jay Lovett

Post 16 Football Co-ordinator

Dale Hurley

Academy Manager

Luke Burns

Holiday Camp Co-ordinator

Education Team

Jane Coleman

Extra Time Safeguarding & Wellbeing Lead