About the club

University of Stirling Football Club is based in Stirling, Scotland. This website is dedicated to the men’s first team, who play in eight competitions, including the semi-professional Lowland League – the fifth tier of Scottish football.

As the name suggests, the club is associated with the University of Stirling – Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. It delivers a high performance football programme, offering students scholarships to allow them to study a degree while playing for the University. Find out more about scholarships via the video below.

With player development central to the ethos of the programme, a number of players have recently progressed to play in the Scottish Professional Football League, including former club captains James Berry (Stenhousemuir), Craig Brown (Montrose), Angus Mailer (Elgin City) and Lewis Hunter (Annan Athletic), as well as Jason Jarvis (Bonnyrigg Rose), Blair Lyons (Montrose), Rory MacEwan (Elgin City), Conor Doan (Bonnyrigg Rose) and Robbie McGale (Peterhead).

The first team is managed by the club’s former long-serving striker Chris Geddes. Geddes replaced Shelley Kerr MBE, the former manager of Scotland women’s team, in 2017. Geddes is supported by assistant coach Sean Roycroft.

The club captain is Marcus Lavery. He is supported by three vice-captains: Cameron McKinley, Ben Heal and James Russell.

Head Coach: Chris Geddes

Assistant Coach: Sean Roycroft

Coach: David O’Brien

Coach: David Binnie

The club is also supported by a dedicated team of volunteers: Gary Caldwell (Chaplain, Social Media, Committee Member), Jeff Melbourne (Committee Member), Greg Christison (Media, Website, Committee Member), George Vekic (Photography, Media, Website), Nathan Hassett (Matchday Media), Edwin Finsterbusch (Matchday Media), Matthew Burns (Matchday Media).


The first team compete in:

The team play their Lowland League home matches at Forthbank Stadium, Stirling (FK7 7UJ), while other home games take place on the University’s pitches (FK9 4LA).


Contact us

University of Stirling Football Club is based at: Gannochy Sports Centre, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA.

All general enquiries relating to the club should be sent, via email, to First Team Coach, Chris Geddes.

Child Welfare Policy:

The welfare of the members of the University of Stirling Football Club is our highest priority. It is our responsibility to make sure that we are providing a safe and friendly environment in order for football to be enjoyed by all. Download our Child Protection Policy here.

The Football Club is supported by many different individuals across the Campus and we have a designated Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer (CWPO). The University of Stirling Football Club’s CWPO is Chris Geddes and can be contacted on the below details: chris.geddes@stir.ac.uk / 01786 466500.

Any issues should be addressed to Chris Geddes or myself.

Many thanks,

University of Stirling Football Club President

Club policies:

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