The University of St Andrews Football Programme fosters a healthy relationship between athlete and student. Our players graduate with a world-class education and an exceptional sporting experience and teammates for life. The Football Club currently has over 200 members, making us one of the largest, most exciting and fastest growing clubs at the University. The club has made great strides forward in the last few years, particularly since the appointment of Stuart Milne as full time-Director of Football back in 2011 (the only full-time Director of Football in Scottish University Sport). In this time, a performance programme has been created, consisting of technical sessions, strength and conditioning, video analysis, physio, pre season training camps and a professional preparation for all squads on match days. The performance aspect of the programme offers student athletes a range of coaching, training and support opportunities, allowing them to excel in their academic and sporting achievements. The programme also provides plenty of activities for students not playing competitive football, with the club involved in running recreational football sessions most days of the week, catering to students of all levels and experience, allowing everyone the chance to enjoy football all year round and develop their ability.
In recent seasons the club has achieved unprecedented success on the pitch, including seven promotions and three cup wins and an expansion from three men’s teams to six, and from one women’s teams to three. Both sections of the club also have development squads who train weekly and offer players who are more inclined to play the game recreationally. Off the pitch, our efforts in engaging with the local community have seen us recognised as Volunteer Club of the Year in 2012 and 2013. The club has also been awarded Club of the Year in 2013 and again in 2015. University football in St Andrews is going in the right direction.
Our vision is to develop one of the best supported football programmes in the UK to ensure our players compete at the highest-level year in, year out. In 2017, the players and coaches from Saints Football established a club philosophy which encompasses our motto ‘Our Legacy. Be Remembered.’ and three core values: Respect, Passion & Excellence. Our philosophy defines what we stand for, is a promise we make to our teammates, and will help us continue to develop everyone involved in our programme, both on and off the pitch. For more information about our club philosophy please click here: https://www.dropbox.com/home?preview=Football+Club+Philosophy.pptx
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