University of Queensland Football Club
|Full name||The University of Queensland Football Club Inc|
|Nickname(s)||UQFC, Uni, Uni of Qld, UQ|
|Ground||Kenmore and St Lucia Campus, Brisbane|
|League||Brisbane Premier League|
|Website||Club home page|
The University of Queensland Football Club is the soccer club of the University of Queensland. The club was formed in 1955, and currently (2015) hosts its highest teams in the Men's Brisbane Premier League and Women's National Premier League. The Club has a tradition of playing attractive, attacking soccer and, with 90 teams in junior and senior football in 2015, it is one of the largest clubs in both Brisbane and Queensland.
To secure a future in Brisbane's top flight competitions and a strong junior base, the Club merged with Kenmore Juniors in 2012 and is now known as UQFC Inc with fields on the campus in St Lucia and at Cubberla Creek Reserve, Kenmore. Long known as 'The University of Queensland Soccer Club', the Club achieved a long-held desire to incorporate football into its name and was reborn in 2010 as 'The University of Queensland Football Club Inc'.
In August 2009, the Club made history with two teams making the Football Brisbane Metro Cup final - the first, and still only, time this has been achieved. In a close encounter, UQ's Metro 1 side defeated the Club's Metro 4 team (known as the Shaggy Dogs) with a score of 3-2 at Perry Park. This was UQFC's first cup title in 20 years with the last Cup win back in 1989. The 'Shaggy Dogs' also made history, being the first team below second division to reach a cup final.
On 20 September 2010, the Club took out several major awards at the 2010 Football Brisbane Gala Awards ceremony. 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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