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


Russell Martin


Dr. Alan Sanders

Chief Executive

Donna Cox

General Manager & Welfare Officer

Gary Mansell

Head of The Russell Martin Football Academy

Sergio Torres


Jay Lovett

Post 16 Football Co-ordinator

Dale Hurley

Academy Manager

Luke Burns

Holiday Camp Co-ordinator

Tom Betts

Head of Alternative Provision/Extra Time Project

Sam Matthews

Head of Girls Provision

Jane Coleman

Extra Time Safeguarding & Wellbeing Lead

Harry Millar

Extra Time Teaching & Learning Lead

Education & Training

Committed to the development of creating future community role models and supporting local enterprise through opportunities provided to 11-25 year olds.