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Full namePolice Service of Northern Ireland Football Club
Nickname(s)PSNI F.C.
Founded1928 (as RUC)
GroundUpper Malone, Belfast
ChairmanKen Green
ManagerDaniel Carlisle
LeagueMid-Ulster Football League Intermediate A
2023/24NIFL Premier Intermediate League, 14th of 14 (relegated)

PSNI Football Club is an intermediate Northern Irish football club that plays in the Mid-Ulster Football League Intermediate A division. The club is associated with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and its home ground is Newforge Lane in Belfast.[1]



PSNI FC was founded in 1928 as RUC, derived from Royal Ulster Constabulary and changed its name in 2002, following the police service's name change to the PSNI.

The club joined the Northern Amateur Football League in 1956 and became one of its leading clubs before being elevated to the Irish League B Division in 1975. The club stayed at this level until failing to gain a place in the reorganised and re-branded IFA Championship in 2008.

Although originally only serving members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland could play for the team, this rule is no longer in effect.

In February 2019, Will Horwood was appointed as PSNI FC manager. Six months later, in November 2019, Horwood appointed 20-year-old Rhys Hadden as the assistant manager.

In January 2020, Glenn Taggart was appointed manager of PSNI FC, with Hadden remaining as assistant manager.

In April 2023, the club finished bottom of the NIFL Premier Intermediate League and was due to drop into amateur league football for the first time since 1973. However the club retained their league status in a new, 14-team PIL, due to issues with finding an appropriate league, and the issues with Warrenpoint Town. The move encored a great deal of criticism due to the move lacking sporting integrity, effectively meaning the club could not be relegated.[2]

Current squad


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Northern Ireland NIR James Turk
DF Northern Ireland NIR Jonathan Wilson
DF Northern Ireland NIR Nicholas Turkington
DF Northern Ireland NIR Sam Morrow
MF Northern Ireland NIR Ben Magee
MF Northern Ireland NIR Paul Waite
FW Northern Ireland NIR Owen Madine
FW Northern Ireland NIR Sean Green
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Northern Ireland NIR Henry Capper
MF Northern Ireland NIR Taylor Adger
MF Northern Ireland NIR William Richardson
FW Northern Ireland NIR Adam Wilson
FW Northern Ireland NIR Cameron Lannie
FW Northern Ireland NIR Dylan Smiley
FW Northern Ireland NIR Ryan Worthington



Intermediate honours


Junior honours

  • County Antrim Junior Shield: 1
    • 1965–66†

† Won by RUC II (reserve team)


  1. ^ "PSNI". NI Football League. Retrieved 16 March 2023.
  2. ^ "Unwanted PSNI could be left without a league to play in if forced to leave NIFL". Belfast Telegraph Sport. 18 April 2023. Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  3. ^ "PSNI". NI Football League. Retrieved 16 March 2023.