Dispensation to Play in a Younger Age Grade

In exceptional cases a player may be given dispensation to participate in rugby at a level below their true age grade.

This could be due to an existing or previous medical disability (physical or behavioural). Any dispensation, if granted, would only be valid for one season, and would only allow players to play down one age grade, in a specific team.

If a club or school wishes to apply for such a dispensation for a player, they must complete the application form and email it to [email protected], including any supporting evidence of the player’s condition. The coach must have completed the annual RugbyRight course. The application form must be signed by the player’s parent or guardian and coach.

Submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Scottish Rugby’s medical team.

Application Opens Application Closes  Deadline
14/11/2023 01/12/2023 14/12/2023
15/12/2023 08/01/2024 18/01/2024
15/01/2024 29/01/2024 05/02/2024
30/01/2024 13/02/2024 20/02/2024
14/02/2024 28/02/2024 06/03/2024
29/02/2024 14/03/2024 21/03/2024

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