Sunday 6th March – Back Onside Select vs Oriam Select – Charity Football Match celebrating new partnership between Back Onside and Oriam.

On Sunday 6th March, come along and show your support Oriam select football team who take on a Back Onside select team to celebrate the launch of the new partnership. Oriam’s team combines Oriam staff and Heriot-Watt University Football Club (HWUFC) alumni, while Back Onside’s team will include a number of current and ex professional footballers that the charity has supported or worked with.

Back Onside are a Scottish mental health charity who by partnering with Oriam are aiming to help people’s mental health through the medium of sport.

The match will take in Oriam’s indoor pitch with a 1pm kick off (spectator access from 12). Tickets are priced at £5 per person and available to buy here – Eventbrite| Back Onside v Oriam Charity Football Match

The Oriam squad will be managed by current Heriot-Watt University Football Club (HWUFC) Head Coach, Banji Koya, who will have a strong squad to choose from, including eight ex-Heriot-Watt players/ coaches:

Ross Campbell (Oriam, Montrose & ex HWUFC)

Anton Dowds (Falkirk & ex HWUFC)

Aidan Quinn (Montrose & ex HWUFC)

Chris Donnelly (HWUFC)

Omar Kader (ex HWUFC)

Gav Malin (ex HWUFC)

Chris Smith (ex HWUFC)

Chris Sellar (Oriam/ ex HWUFC)

Also joining the HWUFC alumni are Oriam staff and friends of Oriam, including:

Stevie Crawford (East Fife)

Danny Denholm (East Fife)

Kieran Kennedy (Oriam)

John Lowe (Oriam)

Isaac Mackie (Oriam & HWUFC)

Amber Robertson (Oriam)

Mark Leslie (SFA)

Stew Fowlie (Scottish Student Sport)

Facing the Oriam squad will be the likes of Rab Douglas (ex Celtic), Tam McManus (ex Hibs), Jamie Walker (Bradford FC & ex Hearts) and Danny Swanson (East Fife), among an array of ex professional players.

Player sponsorship opportunities are still available at £100 per player and anyone interested should email

Get along and show your support to the team, while raising some valuable money for Back Onside.