About John Jenkins

Named after D-Day veteran and life-long Pompey fan, the John Jenkins Stadium will become a central hub for the people of Portsmouth, where they can train, learn, play and most importantly, belong and grow. The John Jenkins Stadium is our new sports facility and community hub in the middle of the city.

Clare Martin, CEO of Pompey in the Community said:

“John Jenkins was a massive friend of Pompey in the Community. From volunteering at the football club from a young age and stewarding the boardroom until his later days to dropping in with homebaked goods and being my plus 1 to our end of season dinners, he was the biggest Pompey fan. He was a huge part of our city so we wanted to recognise all he did for us and all that he meant to us by naming the stadium after him.”

About the Stadium

The John Jenkins Stadium is home to Pompey in the Community where we run community programmes for thousands of people of all ages and abilities every week.

Over 36,000 people benefiting from our activities every year including player talent pathways such as Junior Premier League Teams and the Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre to our community programmes like the Street Soccer Academy and Pompey Get Active.

Our facilities include:

  • Stadium Pitch with Stand and Tea Hut
  • Community Pitch
  • Boxing Gym
  • Community Hub
  • MUGA

Coming Soon: Classrooms looking out onto the Community Pitch and our cafe bar with views of Portsdown Hill and coffee courtesy of The Island Tea and Coffee Company.

Photo of John Jenkins Wall tiles up on a brick wall

The John Jenkins Wall

The John Jenkins Wall is an opportunity for you to be part of Pompey in the Community’s new facility. The wall will be situated in the main stadium grounds and will be made up of high quality, porcelain Tribute Tiles.

The tiles can be personalised with your own message and will stand as a lasting legacy. By sponsoring a tile, you aren’t just helping to build the John Jenkins Stadium, you’re showing your support for the charity and its mission.

Celebrate your family or commemorate the life of a loved one by buying your tile today.

Santander staff volunteering at the John Jenkins Stadium

Opportunities for Businesses

There are a variety of ways you can support the charity and support your Corporate Social Responsibility charters at the same time.

Some businesses have chosen to:

– Buy an advertising board

– Sponsor a kit, a pitch or the Boxing Gym

– Volunteer at the site or with one of our projects

– Choose us as your Charity of the Year and more

Find out more below or get in touch: [email protected].

Photo from the Stadium Pitch at the John Jenkins Stadium of the stand and Utilita branding

Hire the John Jenkins Stadium

Our facilities will be available to hire via our booking system, however, in the meantime, please contact [email protected] if you have any queries.