EUWAFC 1ST TEAM
The Edinburgh University Women's Football Club 1st team have continually dominated Scottish University Football for 25 years
The first team have had continued success since 1993 when EUWAFC was first founded
Ever present in the British University and College Sport (BUCS) Division 1, the team have just secured promotion to the BUCS Northern Premier League after winning the promotion play-offs
The 2018/19 season saw the EUWAFC 1st team complete a magnificent double as they became BUCS Scottish League and Scottish Student Sport Cup Champions.
Following the league win, the team went on to win the promotion play-offs to secure their place in the Northern Premier League next season.
2017/18 season seen the first team winning the Scottish 1A league after a fantastic season.
Their success in the Scottish league put them into the Premiere League North Playoffs, where they went on to beat Leeds University but unfortunately lost the final round against Loughborough University.
Our First Team won the Alex Currie Award for Most Inspirational Performance of the Year 2018/19 by beating Stirling in the SSS Cup Final and Nottingham Trent in the BUCS Northern PREM Playoffs.
The 1st Team is coached by UEFA A qualified, Head Coach, Mike Ross who is into his 7th season with the team.
Mike is now into his 6th year as Head Coach of the Women’s 1st team at the University after joining the club in 2012. He has coached the 1st team close to 100 matches! During this time Mike has led the 1st team to the Scottish Division League Title in 2014,2016,2018 & 2019. He won the Scottish Student Sport Cup in 2016 & 2019 and has reached the semi finals of the British Trophy in 2017. As a result of this success in 2019 he was nominated for Coach of the Year in the Sports Union. He has also overseen the club increase from 1 to 3 competitive BUCS team and 2 Futsal teams. In 2016 he coached the 1st Futsal team to become the 1st Scottish Team to win the British Futsal Trophy Final at St Georges Park. Mike also works closely with the Women’s 2nd and 3rd team and has previously been the Head Coach at Scottish Women’s Premier League club Spartans and Hutchison Vale.
Mike holds a BA Honours Degree in Sport Development and Coaching and also holds the UEFA A license, NSCAA Master Coach Diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF B License and has also completed his UEFA B with the English FA. Mike has previously coached at the Scottish Football Association’s (SFA) Women’s Regional Performance Academy in the South East Region where he delivered individual sessions for elite players involved at International (A squad, U19 and u17) and Regional level within the women’s game in Scotland. Working with the SFA has allowed Mike to travel to Sweden and Northern Ireland with the U17 Women’s National Squad. He has also visited Switzerland, Cyprus, Sweden and Norway on various educational and scouting trips observing women’s football development in Europe. More recently he has been to Holland for Euro 2017. Mike has previous coaching experience with Northumbria University Women’s Team, Newcastle United Development School and spent 5 years living and working in New York for Major League Soccer (MLS) professional club New York Red Bulls.
Watch this space!
The 2019/20 season 1st team captain and vice captain will be announced soon!
Fixtures and Results
To view all first team BUCS fixtures and results click the buttons below to take you to the BUCS website or to have a look on the Scottish Student Sport website for news on the SSS Cup.