Heriot Watt University Football

Heriot Watt University Football

Introduction and club history

Heriot-Watt University Football Club is the largest club affiliated to the University’s Sports Union and participates in both student competition and local football. Many members regard inter-university football, which is played on a Wednesday afternoon during term time, as the fundamental activity of the club.

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)

HWUFC fields six men’s and one women’s team each year in the BUCS Scottish Conference which consists of nine men’s leagues and three women’s.

A couple of years ago, BUCS decided to introduce domestic cup competitions to the schedule and there is now a Conference Cup for the higher-rated teams and a Conference Plate for the lower-rated teams. This provides additional playing opportunities for our teams during the domestic season.

The Queen’s Park Shield is the historic trophy presented to the winners of the Queens Park Shield Tournament Winners. The shield is only available to the top twelve first teams in Scotland. The Watt has a great record in recent seasons in this competition, winning five out of the last ten, and although we missed out narrowly to Stirling two years ago, we’ll be doing our best again this session to bring back the magnificent shield below to the Watt trophy cabinet.

Heriot Watt University Football

East of Scotland League

Heriot-Watt has also been a member of the East of Scotland League since 1971 and will play in the Premier Division of the League this season.

The East of Scotland League is a senior league that sits under the newly formed Lowland league.

In the Scottish Cup there have been notable wins by Lowland League teams over Scottish League sides, especially in recent seasons, in which The Spartans has twice reached the Fourth Round. Other well known names include Whitehill Welfare, Edinburgh City, Civil Service Strollers, Gala Fairydean and Edinburgh University.