Queen’s Soccer Club was formed in 1910. Queen’s played in the first Collingwood Cup competition in 1914. Our oldest team photograph is of the Queen’s First XI of 1927-28. We would be delighted to receive information about the early years of the club and copies of old pictures.
The Collingwood Cup is the premier competition in University Football in Ireland and Queen’s have won it on 19 occasions, second on the all time list of winners behind UCD.
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.