Mens Football 3rd team
The University of Birmingham offers a fantastic opportunity to get involved in football at the highest of levels nationally amongst our 5 teams. The club has been fortunate enough to play under the excellent management of Chris Bradley, who has previously worked with the likes of Aston Villa, Wolverhampton and the Australian national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Training three to four times a week with a game every Wednesday, the club unequivocally takes its football seriously which has helped to maintain a cohesive, friendly and competitive environment helping each person to enhance as a player and a person. With the introduction of Saturday football next year, there will be more opportunities to get involved and compete at a very high standard.
Any players looking to play for the 1st or 2nd team, who are currently or have recently played at a high level of football, please contact us for the chance to be invited to pre-season with the squad (pending details for our return around COVID-19).
How to get involved
If you are interested in joining UoB Football, please attend Sports Fair on Tuesday 24 September to meet members of the club and sign up for trials. It is a great opportunity to speak to those already involved in the club and ask questions. You will be able to fill in your contact details and pay a £10 fee for trials.
– Main squad – £TBC
– Development squad – £TBC
5x Men’s. Men’s 1 Midlands Tier 1 Division 1a. Men’s 2 Midlands Tier 2 Division 2b. Men’s 3 Midlands Tier 3 Division 3b. 2x Men’s Development Teams.
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
- The club is looking for a volunteer coach to work closely with one of the teams throughout the season. Please contact the club if you are interested.
You MUST sign up and pay at sports fair otherwise you will not be allowed to trial. Sign up fee will be £10 and dates TBC.
If you would prefer to play recreational football, we also offer weekly social football sessions as well as Campus League where you can enter a team made up of friends, course mates or hall friends. Term 1 timetables for Social Sport and sign up forms for Campus League will be available online in September.
Training times & venues
Successes and Achievements
Last year, the first team competed in the BUCS Northern Premiership, in addition to playing in the national cup where they went on a successful cup run beating Swansea in an emphatic style to get them into the quarter finals. UoB men’s third team also had a memorable season, winning the BUCS division 3 unprecedentedly unbeaten for the first time in the club’s history.
- Got to the 1980 Cup Final against Warwick played at West Bromwich Albion Football Club
- Promoted into BUCS Northern Premiership in 2016
- Christian Burgess and Tom Champion professional footballers have played for our University Team
- Christian Burgess, History, went on to play professional football for Middlesbrough and Portsmouth
- Tom Champion, Sport Science, went on to play professional football for Cambridge United and Barnet FC
- Luke Van Zyl, Physiotherapy, is now a Physio at Wolverhampton Wanderers