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Student Sport

James Coffin

Sports President - Student Expert

James graduated from Exeter in 2022 with a Meng in Electronic Engineering. By working alongside the AU and the new committees of all 52 sports clubs, James wants to drive the Exeter sporting experience forward by creating a more inclusive student sporting experience along with increased student coach support.

Throughout his time in Exeter James has taken part in many sports for the first time including kayaking, surfing and squash. He has also been on the tennis committee for two years as tennis ambassador and recently as club captain.

For more information about James and his aims as Sports President this year, please read his manifesto: 


Phone: 01392 723573

Charlotte Raymont

Student Sport Manager

Charlotte graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2002, with an Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences. After graduating, she worked within the leisure industry as a swimming teacher, lifeguard and gym instructor. Charlotte then went on to work for the sports development department at the University of Plymouth, until she joined the University of Exeter as Athletic Union Manager in 2005.


  • BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Level 2 Swimming Teacher
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Student Minds - Mental Health in Sport Trainer
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • IOSH – Behavioural Science For Leadership in Safety
  • SWaN Ambassador (Safety for women at night)
  • SWIMM – South West Institutions Middle Managers Programme

Phone: 01392 726359

Stephen Brown

Sports Development Manager - Club Expert

Steve graduated from the University of Bath in 2016 with a First-class hons in Sport and Social Sciences. If you need any support the development and growth of activities and programmes within our University of Exeter sport programme, then Steve is your man. Steve also mentors a selection of the Universities Sports scholars and Bursars and offers support to enhance their student athlete holistic performance.

Steve has a passion for inclusivity in sport and has worked closely with the F.A. on his dissertation ‘British Football: a qualitative study into the under-representation of British Asians in the ‘beautiful game’ and more recently becoming a Stonewall Trans Ally.

Outside of work, Steve enjoys Cycling, Running and Golf as well as supporting Newcastle United.

Email: or for general enquires
Phone: 01392 722478

Vicky Carnell

BUCS Co-ordinator (Athletic Union) - BUCS Expert

After working in Mental Health and supporting Young adults with learning difficulties, Vicky has moved across to the University of Exeter to follow her passion for the sport.

Vicky has a keen following of all sports, making her role at Exeter perfect. Her role involves overseeing all the BUCS teams for BUCS Wednesday, making sure all the logistics are completed which includes transport, fixtures, officials, and hotel stays. Safe to say she doesn't stop!

Vicky is also a keen Netball player and coach. Having played at Regional level 1, Vicky now enjoys coaching teams from Juniors to seniors. She is currently the secretary for our local league as well Exeter Netball Club. As well as this, Vicky also team manages an NPL franchise for U21. When she is not coaching or facilitating, Vicky really enjoys cooking and travelling.


Sam Wilson

Boatperson (Athletic Union) - Rowing Expert