Men's Football

Our men's football programme provides experienced players with a fantastic opportunity to train and compete. Our first team squad competes in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Division 1 and is coached by ex-professional player John McGrath.

Men's football support services

Head Coach: John McGrath

John McGrath is Player Manager at Mickleover Sports FC and has been coaching the University's first-team squad since 2016. John has had an extensive career as both player and coach. He played for a number of clubs including Aston Villa and Doncaster Rovers and won five Republic of Ireland under 21s caps.

To find out further information on the performance programme, please email 

Be a professional

Our partnership with Mickleover Sports FC provides student players with the opportunity to trial and compete at a semi-professional level for the club in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

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