Come and join in with the Informatics Football fun.
Informatics Football is open to all Undergraduate, MSC, PHD and staff members from The School of Informatics and we try to cater for all skill levels of player, from the fun social player to the more serious and competitive 11-a-sides and Futsal players through various types of games throughout the course of the year. If you are interested in joining us to play any kind of football then please subscribe to the mailing list below and/or join the face book group "Informatics Football", to make sure that you get all the news about where and when we play:-
Join the email list For all Informatics Football and Futsal enquiries please email:- Garry Ellard (gde @ inf.ed.ac.uk) or informatics-football-owner @ inf.ed.ac.uk
Our 11-a-side team play in the University's Saturday Intra Mural League during semesters 1 and 2, as well as various friendly games throughout the rest of the year. Matches are normally played on Saturdays at Peffermill Playing Fields (though occasionally elsewhere and on other days) and usually cost £3 per player to help cover pitch hire and referee costs.
We have a team that competes in the Scottish Futsal League - Edinburgh, as run by the SFA and play against Edinburgh, Heriot Watt and Napier University's as well as teams from further afield. We play on Wednesday nights at Tynecastle High School with games being between 6-9pm and costing £5 per player. There are places available in our squad for the season ahead and we may consider entering a second team if numbers allow.
We run a weekly training session on Tuesday nights 8:30-10pm on the 3G pitch at Peffermill Playing Fields and welcome anyone who wishes to join us. The sessions normally involve a warm up and fitness session to start on the running track, followed by an hour on the pitch doing game-based drills before finishing the session with a game. Costing £3 per player. These sessions are a great fun way to meet most of the Informatics Football crowd and a good starting point if you are interested in becoming a regular part of the 11-a-sides team. They are also good for anyone who either fancies getting a little fitter or playing a little football. Training runs through out Semesters 1 and 2.
On Thursday nights we have a weekly friendly 5-a-sides game at Peffermill from 8-9pm. This game runs every week through semesters 1 & 2. This is outdoors on a 3G surface and costs £2 per player. All levels of player are welcome to join us for these games.
Alongside our regular weekly games throughout the academic year we also play various indoor and outdoor friendly games against teams from other University Departments and Societies as well as entering teams into various competitions, leagues and charity fund raising events through the summer months.
Throughout the academic year Informatics FC hold various different social events which are welcoming, fun and a chance to meet your team mates and fellow students in a more social setting away from the pitch and fixture schedule. These include :- Start of Term BBQ and friendly game, Christmas Night Out, Champions League Final and End Of Year, Whisky Tasting, Pool and Darts Games Night, End of season away day/trip and the last but by no means least the Infamous Informatics FC End of Season Awards Night. Informatics FC Socials encompass having fun, making friends and enjoying good company in various settings with like-minded people. Everyone is always welcome and encouraged to join in.