Senior Football at UQFC

UQFC has a long and proud history of playing senior football at all levels and has grown to be the largest club in Queensland.  All abilities are catered for across our teams:

  • Football Queensland Premier League and Under 23 Men's and Women's
  • Metro League Men's and Women's
  • U20's
  • U18's FQPL and Metro Divisional
  • Men's Over 35's
  • Women's Legends (Over 30's)
  • Social League

Once offered a position by the club, players must then enrol with UQFC and register through Play Football.

Senior training and home games take place at the University of Queensland St Lucia campus on Field 3, Field 5 and Field 9.

Up to date information on training and games, and wet-weather scheduling can be found on the UQFC Facebook page.



Leadership Team

Senior Vice President – Denis Giguere

Senior Technical Advisor – Tony Skinner (FFA A Licence Coach)

Women’s Coordinator – Sandra Brosda

Men’s Coordinator – Tristan French/Josh Bickle

Senior GK Coach – Aidan Munford

Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach – Nicola Carlish


Men’s High Performance Program

FQPL3 Head Coach – Denis Giguere (FFA C Licence Coach)

FQPL3 Assistant Coach – Brad French (FFA C Licence Coach)

FQPL3 U23’s Head Coach – Chris Withers (FFA C Licence Coach)

FQPL U18 Development Head Coach – Nikolas Schlie (FFA A Licence Coach)

Metro 1 Head Coach – Richard Moss (FFA C Licence Coach)


Women’s High Performance Program

FQPLW2 Head Coach – Jack Sullivan (FFA B Licence Coach)

FQPLW2 Assistant Coach – Yasmin Dann

FQPLW2 U23’s Head Coach – Steven McAteer

FQPLW2 U23’s Assistant Coach – Florian Reinhart

Metro 1 Head Coach – Owen Darnell (FFA C Licence Coach)

Metro 2 Head Coach - Alyssa Bowden


Football Queensland Premier League and Under 23 (Men and Women)

UQFC has in 2022 been granted a licence to play in the Football Queensland Premier League and Under 23 Competitions administered by Football Queensland, and has teams in both the men's (FQPL3) and women's (FQPL2) competitions.

All home games are played on field 3, UQ St Lucia campus.  Games can be played on either Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday depending on Football Queensland scheduling, following a home and away format.  

Training is held twice a week., and the FQPL squads are trained by fully qualified and experienced coaches. Training for both the Men's and Women's FQPL/U23's squads train on Tues and Thurs nights

UQFC announces trial dates for FQPL & Under 23 levels for the following season in around November of the previous year and once again in January to ensure relocating students are not disadvantaged.

If you are interested in our FQPL squads and wish to ask a question or to register please contact the UQFC Men's Coordinator or the Women's Coordinator.


METRO Leagues (Men and Women)

The newly introduced Metro League is an open age/senior competition administered by Football Queensland. This competition offers competitive football at a range of levels, and the opportunity to improve and develop.

UQFC competes in both men's and women's Metro League competitions, and are consistently top performers.  

In 2021 UQFC fielded teams in five men's Metro League and five women's Metro League divisions.

Home games are played at the UQ St Lucia campus.  Games can be played on either Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday depending on Football Queensland scheduling, following a home and away format.  

Training for men's and women's Metro League runs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night between 6:00pm and 9:00pm and run for 90 minutes.

Trials for Metro League start in January.  Each team has an appropriately qualified coach to conduct training sessions and manage game-day administration.

Note that women may start playing Metro League football in the calendar year of their 16th birthday.  Younger players may also be allowed to play if they receive parental approval and Football Queensland exemption.  For men, UQFC also offers a U18 Metro Divisional and U20 Metro Divisional squads - see below for further details.

If you are interested in Metro League football, would like to ask a question, or would like to register contact the Head of Men's Football or the Women's Coordinator.


Men's Development Teams - U18's and U20's

UQFC offers FQPL and Metro Divisional football for the U18 age group and Metro football for the U20 age group, and is a development pathway for young men to move from the junior competition through to the senior leagues.

Home games are played at the UQ St Lucia campus.  Games can be played on either Friday evening, Saturday or Sunday depending on the Football Queensland scheduling, following a home and away format.

Training is held twice a week on a midweek evening, and further information will be provided by your coach when you are allocated to a team.  The U18 and U20 teams are coached by dedicated coaches committed to player development.

Trials for the following season are traditionally held in November of the previous year.

If you are interested in playing U18 or U20 football, or would like to ask a question please contact the UQFC Administrator.


Men's Over 35's and Womens Legends (Over 30's)

UQFC fields teams in the men's over 35 competitions in divisions 1, 2 and 4 and in division 1 in the women's Legends league competition (over 30's), offering a pathway for players to continue their career as they age.  

Games for the men are usually held on a Friday night, and for women on a Wednesday night, depending on Football Queensland scheduling.  Games follow standard FIFA rules with a couple of modifications such as shorter halves (2 x 40 minutes) and unlimited interchange.

If you would like to find out more about UQFC's over 35's teams please contact Marty Buttigieg or for the Legend's league contact Kellie Stonier.



Social League

The UQFC Social League provides an alternative for players on UQ campus who can't commit to training and playing every week in the club competition.  The league offers a good standard of football, but in a less competitive manner and over a shorter season.

The competition runs in line with the university semesers and takes place in semester 1 and 2.  Games are played on field 9 on Sundays between 8:00am and 7:00pm.  

The competition is mixed with no minimum on the number of male/female players per team.  It follows an 11-a-side format and guarantees every team nine games over 10 weeks.  

You may register as a team, a group of players or individually.  Registrants must be 17 years or older but do not need to be a UQ student.  Fees are $215 per player, per semester.  The minimum number of players per team is 14, with a maximum of 18.

Contact our UQFC Social Administrator to obtain a link to the team registration form, and follow our Facebook page for regular updates.

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