The club has a focus on promoting football both within the University and the local community.
Every Saturday evening, school pupils of all ages gather at the University Sports Centre to take part in sessions organised by the University of St Andrews Football Club.
Since its inception in 2011, the Floodlit Football programme has been hugely successful and the number of children taking part regularly hits 50.
In partnership with Director of Football Stuart Milne, Fife Council’s East Fife Detached Youth Work Team and Active Schools Scheme, Fife Constabulary, Fife Fire and Rescue and the Scottish Football Association, Floodlit Football has received praise from all quarters and was instrumental in the Club winning the University’s Volunteer Club of the Year two years in a row, in 2013 and 2014.
6-a-side Community Leagues
The University runs a very successful community 6 a-side football league programme, known as the Saints 6s, which runs all year round.
Open to students, staff and members of the local community, Saints 6s offers a number of different leagues and competitions at different times of the year:
- Autumn League – October to December
- Winter Cup – January
- Spring League – February to May
- Champions League – June to August
Teams are grouped into leagues of similar ability and battle it out for the title during each 10-week league campaign.
Games run throughout the week and can start as early as 6.30pm and run until 10:30pm. Games are one hour long and are played on the six a-side pitches on the sand-dressed synthetic turf pitch at the University Sports Centre.
The Saints Sunday League programme is a series of 11 a-side football leagues open to all students at St Andrews. Approximately 200 students play in the programme every Sunday during term time, with teams grouped into leagues of similar ability that compete for promotion/relegation at the end of the season.
The first semester season runs from September to December and second semester season from February to April. Matches take place on the 3G Rubbercrumb and grass football pitches at University Park, and kick off times vary throughout a Sunday Morning and Afternoon. The format for the Sunday Leagues is as follows:
- Maximum 16 players per squad
- Each match is two halves of 45 minutes
- All matches officiated
- Number of entries dictates competition format
St Andrews & East Neuk Girls Football Club
Through our Women’s programme the club is very keen to inspire and encourage the next generation of female footballers. So that this can happen the club is delighted to support the local girls football club through providing volunteer coaching on a weekly basis to training and matches as well as having the younger girls attend university matches to watch the girls play when possible.