Key Information

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.

A number of Scottish universities compete in the BUCS Men’s and Women’s Leagues, with fixtures played on Wednesday afternoons.

There are several different cup competitions that happen 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. The women’s teams compete for the SSS Women’s Cup with the finals day for both taking place 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.

Sport Chair: Molly Hyde


Governing body: Scottish Football Association

Upcoming Football Events

You might want to know…

  • The Football finals day in April is not one to be missed!

  • Our National Team trials usually take place around the end of October for both the men and women’s teams. The teams compete in the Home Nations, as well as friendlies and other international fixtures.

Meet your Sports Chair

Molly Hyde

I studied at the University of Glasgow, before moving to the University of Stirling to complete my Masters in Sports Management. I have been a player, coach, committee member and events volunteer.

I am currently a Youth Ambassador of Change within the Scottish FA, and sit on the Independent Wellbeing and Protection Advisory Board as a Youth Ambassador representative. This last year I have taken on the role of the Student National Women’s Team as well as becoming the Football Chair where I hope to drive participation and inclusion, develop competitions and improve the visibility of the Student National Team.

Related News

Governing Body of Sport

Kit Provider