Female Rugby Age Banding

Mini Rugby

Girls are permitted to play Mini rugby during all Primary school age groups.

 

U12 Rugby

Girls are permitted to participate in U12 rugby if they meet the criteria below:

  • are born on or after 1st September 2010 AND;
  • are at least 10 years old on 1st September 2022 OR;
  • are in the Primary 6 year group at school

 

U14 Rugby

Girls are permitted to participate in U14 rugby if they meet the criteria below:

  • are born on or after 1st September 2008 AND;
  • are at least 12 years old on 1st September 2022 OR;
  • are 11 years old and are in the Secondary 1 year group at school.

 

U16 Rugby

Girls are permitted to participate in U16 rugby if they meet the criteria below:

  • are born on or after 1st September 2006 AND;
  • are at least 14 years old on the day of the match

 

U18 Rugby

Girls are permitted to participate in U18 rugby if they meet the criteria below:

  • are born on or after 1st September 2004 AND;
  • are at least 16 years old on the day of the match

 

On turning 18 years old, girls may elect to participate in adult rugby and/or remain within U18 rugby for the remainder of the season.

 

Policy on Female Rugby Age Bands (document coming soon)

 

Women’s Adult Rugby

Female players are only permitted to participate in adult rugby if they are at least 18 years old at the date of the game concerned.

Application to play up an age grade

Please note that the player’s SCRUMS ID number must be submitted with the form so that the players playing history can be reviewed when considering the application.

Application Form for U18 into Adult Rugby

Application Form for U16 into U18 Rugby

 

U16 into U18 Rugby

U16 players can play U18 rugby if the following criterion is met.

Prerequisite

Players must have completed World Rugby’s online Rugby Ready course, submitted a completed application form and undergone a physical maturity test.

World Rugby Rugby Ready

Pre-Application Assessment (U16 into U18 rugby)

Players must be assessed by a coach that has achieved (as a minimum) the UKCC Level 2: Coaching Youth & Adult Rugby (or equivalent) and have played a minimum of 10 games of rugby since August 2019.

Application

U16 into U18 (Female) 22-23 application form

Front Row Players

An U16 player may not play in the front 3 positions of the scrum at U18 level rugby.

Player Registration on SCRUMS

As part of the player registration process, players are required to register on Scottish Rugby’s SCRUMS system. This allows us to maintain details of the player and enables the club to add the player to a match team sheet. For younger players a parent or guardian’s input is required as part of the registration process.

Download guidance for parents on registering a youth player

 

Under 18 into Adult Rugby

Pre-Application Assessment (U18 into adult rugby)

Players must complete the following pre-application assessments with a coach that has achieved (as a minimum) the UKCC Level 2: Coaching Youth & Adult Rugby (or equivalent). These assessments are also available on Scottish Rugby Training Hub, Hive.

Application

U18 into Adult (Female) 22-23 application form

Front Row Players

Female U18 players cannot play front 5 in adult rugby until they turn 18 years old.

 

 

Player Registration on SCRUMS

As part of the player registration process, players are required to register on Scottish Rugby’s SCRUMS system. This allows us to maintain details of the player and enables the club to add the player to a match team sheet. For younger players a parent or guardian’s input is required as part of the registration process.

Download guidance for parents on registering a youth player

 

Please contact [email protected] should you have any questions.

 

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