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The University of St Andrews is developing one of the most advanced University Football Programmes in the UK. The programme offers student athletes a range of coaching, training and support opportunities, allowing them to excel in their sporting and academic achievements. 

The programme is run by the University's Director of Football, Stuart Milne. Within his remit he has the overall responsibility for the development and growth of both the Men's & Women’s Section of the Club whilst also being responsible for engaging the University with the local and wider spread community through football projects.

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With a membership over 200, the Football Club is one of the University’s largest sports clubs. We curently have 6 competitive Men’s and 3 Women’s teams playing in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) Leagues. Our Men’s 1st Team compete in Scottish Tier 2 (of 8 leagues in total). Our Women’s 1st are in Scottish Tier 1 having won the second tier in season 2013/14.

Our Men’s 2nd Team are in Tier 3; Men’s 3rds & Men’s 4ths are in Tier 5 with our Men’s 5th & 6th Teams competing in Tier 6.

Our Women’s 2nd Team are in Scottish Tier 2 and as of season 2015/16 we are introducing competitive football to our Women’s 3rd Team for the first time.

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We have one Men’s team that represents the University on a Saturday afternoon in the Fife Amateur Football Association leagues; as of season 2016/17 that team plays in the Championship.

At University Park we currently have 6 state of the art grass football pitches which are played on all year round and maintained by full time ground staff. We also have a full size floodlit FIFA 2 star 3G synthetic pitch and a floodlit sand-dressed astro-turf pitch, which was resurfaced in 2012.

The high standard of both our football and grass pitches have been praised by many professionals who have visited, including players at FC Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City and Everton FC, while Dundee United are regular users of our facilities.

If you would like to know more about our club please download our Football Programme from the links on the right or please visit our website: University Football Club


Mon (M 3s & W1s) 7:15 - 8:45 am 3G Pitch
Mon (M & W) 5:00 - 6:00 pm S&C Suite
Mon (M 1s & 2s) 7:00 - 8:30 pm 3G Pitch
Mon (M 1s) 8:30 - 9:30 pm S&C Suite
Tues (M 5s & 6s) 7:15 - 8:45 am 3G Pitch
Tues (W video) 5:30 - 6:15 pm  
Tues (W 1s) 6:15 - 7:00 pm S&C Suite
Tues (M 1s video) 6:15 - 7:00 pm  
Tues (M 1s & W 1s) 7:00 - 7:45 pm 3G Pitch
Tues (W 2s & 3s) 7:45 - 9:00 pm 3G Pitch 
Tues (M 4s) 9:00 - 10:15 pm 3G Pitch
Thur (M dev) 5:00 - 6:00 pm 3G Pitch
Thur (M 4s, 5s & 6s) 6:00 - 7:30 pm 3G Pitch
Fri (W 1s, 2s & 3s) 5:00 - 6:30 pm 3G Pitch
Fri (W 1s) 7:00 - 8:00 pm S&C Suite
Sat (M 1s) 10:00 - 11:30 am 3G Pitch
Sat (W dev) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 3G Pitch
Sat (M 1s) 11:30 am - 12:30 pm S&C Suite
Photography by Craig Doyle