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 – The Times / Sunday Times UK Sports University of the Year 2020 and 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.

With player development central to the ethos of the programme, three members of the 2018/19 team have stepped up to senior level – with current student Blair Lyons joining Montrose and former students Lewis Hunter and Rory MacEwan signing for East Fife and Elgin, respectively.

The first team – which also includes a small number of non-students – are managed by the club’s long-serving striker Chris Geddes. Geddes replaced Shelley Kerr MBE, the current manager of Scotland women’s team, in 2017. Geddes is supported by assistant coach Mark Adams.

The club captain is Craig Brown, while James Berry is vice-captain.

Head coach: Chris Geddes

Assistant: Mark Adams

Coach: Rob Dawson

The first team compete in:

  • Lowland League
  • British Universities & College Sport (BUCS) Premier North League
  • Scottish Cup
  • The Lowland League Cup
  • South Challenge Cup
  • The Football Nation Qualifying Cup
  • BUCS British Championships,
  • The Queen’s Park Shield

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).

Honours

  • BUCS Championship Winners (2014)
  • Queen’s Park Shield Winners (1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1988-89, 2000-01, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2016-17)
  • BUCS Premier League North Winners (2010-11, 2013-14, 2019-20)
  • East of Scotland Premier Division Champions (2011-12)
  • East of Scotland First Division Champions (2009-10)
  • SFA South Challenge Cup Winners (2011-12)
  • East of Scotland King Cup Winners (2011-12)
  • East of Scotland Alex Jack Cup Winners (2010-11, 2011-12)
  • Lowland League Cup Winners (2013-14)

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,

Kieran Hall
University of Stirling Football Club President


Club policies:

Theme by the University of Stirling

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