The Club & The University

Heriot-Watt is a campus university situated on the western outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. The Football Club is the largest club affiliated to the University’s Sports Union and this year has seven teams (six men’s teams and one women’s) competing in inter-university competition.

The Club is also a member of the East of Scotland Football Association and on Saturdays its First Team plays in the East of Scotland League, a Senior league which has traditionally been one of the main feeders to the Scottish League for any vacancies which arise, although the insertion of the Lowland League between the East of Scotland and the Scottish Football League means that the relationship is no longer a direct one.

As well as in student football, there have been fine achievements by Heriot-Watt in East of Scotland football, as the button for ‘East of Scotland League’ reveals. HWUFC currently operates an Under-20 side in the Lowland / East of Scotland Under-20 League in collaboration with our Community Club partner, Currie Star; and a team in the Lothian & Edinburgh FA Amateurs.

The Club enjoys some of the finest facilities in Scotland for both training and matches. The button for ‘The Sports Academy’ tells the story of a fruitful collaboration between Heriot-Watt University and one of Scotland’s foremost professional clubs to provide superb training facilities and a first-rate pitch which is in often used for representative matches and cup finals.  Now Scotland’s new Sports Performance Centre, named Oriam, has been constructed on the Heriot-Watt campus at Riccarton. Oriam features a full-size indoor football pitch with seated viewing for 500 spectators.

So if you’re a keen football player who’s looking ahead towards a choice of university at which to study, you’ll find much to recommend Heriot-Watt University, which is well regarded for its academic performance and which can also offer you the best facilities around for your sport. If you’ve already made the decision to come to the University, contact the Club and begin your Watt football career.