Development & Alumni Relations Office 


18 September 2019


Specialists in fire and security systems, the Newtownabbey-based Scan Alarms and Security Systems Ltd. have recently become the proud sponsors of Queen’s Soccer Academy ahead of the Club’s inaugural season in the Northern Ireland Football League Championship division.  


A joint venture set up in 2007 between Queen’s Sport and Queen’s Football Club, the Academy aims to create a high performance environment for student athletes in their pursuit of academic and sporting excellence.


Scan Alarms Managing Director Stuart McQuiston commented: “The dedication and attention to detail within the Queen’s team are second to none – their league winning form and subsequent promotion at the end of last season prove that.


“That attention to detail and commitment to continually improve mirrors the same high standards we set ourselves at Scan. As a leading locally based service provider we aim to continually develop our staff and push ourselves to exceed the expectations of our customers.


“I look forward to watching the team continue their development and everyone in the Scan team would like to wish the Queen’s team the best of luck for the season ahead,” he added.


Over the last two years Queen’s University Football Club has experienced the most

successful period in its history culminating in winning the NIFL Intermediate league and Intermediate Cup before making their first foray into senior football.


Academy scholarship students Ronan Young and Matt Hughes were also selected to represent Ireland at the World University Games in Naples this summer.


Partnering the Soccer Academy with Scan Alarms will help to drive excellence at Queen’s by supporting player development through scholarships and services that enhance the long term objectives of the club and teams.


This collaboration also offers a unique opportunity to enhance the support around the first team with Scan Alarms recent installation of a monitoring system on Queen’s home pitch. State of the art motion and heat sensor driven cameras have augmented the provision of performance analysis for review and preparation.


Queen’s was one of the founder members of the Northern Amateur Football League in 1923 and of the Irish League B Division in 1951. In 2009 the Club was accepted into the IFA (now the NIFL) Championship Division 2.


Today the Club runs 3 teams with the Firsts in the NIFL Championship Division 2, Seconds in the Northern Amateur Football League and the Colts in the Belfast and District League.


Home games and training take place at the Queen’s Playing Fields, Upper Malone Road, Belfast.


Visit for more on Queen’s University Football Club and the Queen’s Soccer Academy. If you would like to support the Academy contact Paddy Gilmore, telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 5039 or visit the Academies pages on the Queen’s Foundation website.


For general enquiries about this story, or to submit graduate news items, please contact Gerry Power, Communications Officer, Development and Alumni Relations Office, Queen's University Belfast or telephone: +44 (0)28 9097 5321.


Pictured L-R: Stephen O’Reilly (Queen’s Development and Alumni Relations Office), Stuart McQuiston (Scan Alarms), Ronan Young (Soccer Academy), Karl Oakes (Queen’s Sport) and Tom Glasgow (Scan Alarms).


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