Queen’s University Belfast Football Club
Queen’s University Association Football Club is an intermediate, Northern Irish football club playing in the NIFL Premier Intermediate League. The club, founded in 1910, a founder member of the Irish League B Division, is affiliated to Queen’s University Belfast, and plays home matches at the newly built Arena at the Queen’s University sports grounds, Upper Malone, Belfast – also known as “the Dub”.
From 2003-2011, the club played its home matches at Newforge Lane, the home of PSNI F.C., while the new stadium at the Dub was being constructed.
The team play in white shirts and black shorts/socks. The away kit is all blue.
It is a rule at the club that all players must be studying at Queen’s University Belfast or they must have previously studied there.
Queen’s first team was one of the founder members of the Northern Amateur Football League in 1923 and was also a founder member of the Irish League “B” division in 1951. We remained in this League until 1996 when we were relegated to the N.I. Intermediate League. Seven years later the Club once again secured a place in the Irish League Division 2 for the 2003/04 season and in 2009 we were accepted into the IFA (now the NIFL) Championship Div2.
Today the Club runs 3 teams in total with the Firsts in the NIFL Championship Division 2, Seconds in the Northern Amateur Football League and the Colts in the Belfast and District League. Home games and training take place at the magnificent QUB Playing Fields, Upper Malone Road, Belfast.
QUB Soccer teams also compete in the Irish Universities Football Union (IUFU) Competitions (Collingwood Cup, Crowley Cup and Harding Memorial Trophy) and in the N.I. Colleges Football League. The Crowley Cup (second teams) and Harding Memorial Trophy (first year students) were first competed for in 1970. The Club is basically amateur and is run mostly by students with the help and guidance of some graduates. Our members are drawn from both sides of the community. It also has members from other parts of the UK and Ireland and from all over the world. Queen’s Football Club fully supports the IFA’s “Football for All” strategy.