The beautiful game
Who plays? Football is one of the longest established and most popular sports in the SSS programme. Many Universities & Colleges field three or four teams, showing the strength and depth of the SSS programme.
What is there? A number of Scottish universities compete in the BUCS Men’s and Women’s Leagues, with fixtures played on Wednesday afternoons from October to the end of March.
A number of cups are available at differing levels of the structure with the BUCS Championships & Knockouts, SSS Conference Cup and Plate.
Further to this, the men’s first teams compete for the Queen’s Park Shield, a separate knockout competition established in 2011 having previously been awarded to the winner of BUCS Scottish League 1A, with women’s teams competing for the SSS Women’s Cup. The Finals take place at Football Finals day in April.
Finally, there is a dedicated College Cup competition for both men and women with the Finals being contested at the College National Finals in May.
When does all this happen? Wednesdays for league play and many events are on the weekends and spaced throughout the course of the academic year.
Queen’s Park Shield and SSS Women’s Cup 1920
Fixture Details for the SSF Cups – the Queen’s Park Shield and the SSF Women’s Cup can be found below:
For all other British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) information, please visit the BUCS Website.
For highlights of the 1819 Cups courtesy of Youth Football Scotland, please see our YouTube Channel
Programme Overview – Scottish Student Women
The Scottish Student women’s team is selected based on coaches recommendations. The squad trains together during the winter before playing matches against representative sides from the other Home Nations and selected club sides within Scotland.
Trials for the 2019/20 are set to take place on Saturday 9th November at Oriam. Nominations for the squad are now open and can be submitted here.
Team Manager: Molly Hyde (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head Coach: Mike Ross – University of Edinburgh WFC
Programme Overview – Scottish Student Men
The Scottish Student Men’s team is selected based on coaches recommendations. The squad trains together during the winter before playing matches against representative sides from the other Home Nations and selected club sides within Scotland.
Trials for the 2019/20 are set to take place on Sunday 10th November at Oriam. Nominations for the squad are to be submitted by a member of staff at your institutions. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Drummond, Team Manager via contact details listed below.
Team Manager: Robin Drummond (email@example.com)
Head Coach: Dorian Ogunro – University of Edinburgh