Results – 18/11/2017

Queens advanced to the third round of the Intermediate Cup courtesy of a 4-3 penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw at home with Banbridge Town. The Seconds won 2-1 away against St. Mary’s to advance to the next round of the Cochrane Corry Cup and the Colts won 4-3 at home to Downshire YM IIs in NAFL 3D.

New Club Information

The club information has been updated with pen pics and real pics of the Management Team and First Team Squad. This piece written by Bishop Tony is highly recommended.

A big thank you to Victor Robinson (Father of Adam) for collating all the information.

Pitch side advertising banners

The Queen’s Playing Fields at the Dub is a very busy place frequented by lots of teams and
spectators from many different sports.

Queen’s Soccer club is offering businesses the opportunity to promote themselves via advertising
banners at the number 1 Soccer pitch on the grounds.

If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact our commercial manager Ivor
McGucken on 07889130260 or via ivor.mcgucken@gmail.com

New players trials

We had a total of 63 players at our trials on Monday and Wednesday of this week, a good number
considering the poor weather especially on Wednesday.

Spotting the best players among so many is a most difficult task. Our coaches identified those who
showed up best and invited them to our training. A number of the new players have been included in
our Colts team tomorrow.

Obviously, a lot of players have not been asked to stay with the club, and I am sure they are
disappointed. However, recreational 5-a- side football is available at the PE Centre on Wednesdays 2-
5pm and hopefully some of you will take part in that.

We are always keen to know of students who are playing for other clubs at a high level. These
players may want to come and try to make it with our first team or may want to stay where they are
and still play for Queen’s in the Collingwood Cup in February. Contact first team manager Peter
Thompson tommyt118@hotmail.com with your footballing CV if this interests you.

Finally, a big thank you goes to our coaches and our volunteers for all their help this past week.

First Team 2017-18

Are you good enough to play for our 1st team?

Queen’s University FC is on the lookout for students players who are good enough to improve our first team which plays in the NIFL Premier Intermediate League. If you are coming to Queen’s this September or if you are already a Queen’s student who has played at this level, we would like to hear from you. Email us to qubafc@qubafc.com with your CV and let us know who you have played for, your best playing position etc.

Our preseason training will begin on Saturday 1 st July, our first competitive game will be on Saturday 5th August and the transfer window will close on 31st August, so please contact us as soon as possible.

Congratulations to the winners

Well done to the prize winners at our recent annual awards night:-

  • First team
    • Player of the Year (joint winners) – Matt McManus and Daniel Hanna
    • Top goalscorer – Nathan Jones
  • Second team
    • Player of the Year – Jack Homan
    • Top goalscorer – Matt Andrews
  • Colts team
    • Player of the Year – Niall Greenlees
    • Top goalscorer – Carlos Alvarez

Thank you Ian!

After three very successful years, Ian McArthur, our Colts’ manager, has stepped down. Ian has done a wonderful job in recruiting and nurturing players, while also combining this with success. 2015-16 saw him and his charges lift the NAFL 3F title and in 2016-17 they ignored the form book for promoted sides and finished 5th in 3E.

Ian has been a hugely positive influence at the club and we will miss all that he has brought to the job. Thank you very much Ian from all at QUBAFC.