University of Queensland Football Club

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Full name The University of Queensland Football Club Inc
Nickname(s) UQFC, Uni, Uni of Qld, UQ
Founded 1955
Ground Kenmore and St Lucia Campus, Brisbane
President Ben Gordon
Treasurer Andrew Siganto
Secretary David Crowley
League Brisbane Premier League
2012 2nd
Website Club home page

The University of Queensland Football Club is the football (soccer) club of the University of Queensland. The club was formed in 1955, and currently (2011) hosts its highest teams in the Men's Brisbane Premier League and Women's Brisbane Division 1 League. The Club has a tradition of playing attractive, attacking football and with 19 teams in 2010 making it not only the largest outdoor club on campus but the largest senior football club in Queensland.

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On 8 June 2010, the Club achieved a long-held desire and formally changed its name from 'University of Queensland Soccer Club Incorporated' to 'The University of Queensland Football Club Inc'.

In August 2009, the Club made history with two teams making the Football Brisbane Metro Cup final. UQ's Metro 1 side defeated the Metro 4 team 3-2 at Perry Park to claim the club's first Cup competition win since 1989.[1] The Metro 4 side also became the first team below Metro 2 division level to ever make the cup final.

At the completion of the 2009 season, 9 of the 10 Men's teams made their respective finals series, with four teams claiming Premiership and Grand Final wins.

On 5 September 2010, the men's Premier Division 1 squad defeated The Gap 6-1 to secure promotion to the Brisbane Premier League once again.[2][3]

On 20 September 2010, the Club took out several major awards at the 2010 Football Brisbane Gala Awards ceremony.[4] The Club was awarded:

  • 2010 Senior Club of the Year - for outstanding performance across all 14 Football Brisbane teams
  • 2010 Player of the Year (Premier Div 1) - to Club Captain, Peter Moore
  • 2010 Club Champions (Premier Div 1) - for outstanding performance across both Premier and Premier Reserve squads.

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