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 1819
CLICK HERE for the QPS draw on BUCScore
CLICK HERE for the Women’s Cup draw now on Playwaze.
For all other British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) fixtures, results and leagues please visit the BUCS website.
For highlights of the 1718 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.
Nominations for the 1819 squad will open shortly.
All nominees are asked to read this document before attending.
Team Manager: Florence Haines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head Coach: Grant Scott – Stirling University 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.
Similar to previous seasons, coaching staff for each institution are asked to submit nominations on behalf of their institution for the SSS Men’s Football National Squad programme. Ideally coaches should only nominate players who are members of each institution’s first team to ensure the highest standard possible. Any questions on the standard of desired players can be directed to Robin Drummond, via email. Trials this season are set for Sunday 21st October at the University of Dundee. For more information, please contact your sports/student union.
Team Manager: Robin Drummond (email@example.com)
Head Coach: TBC