Scottish Qualified Programme

​If you are Scottish Qualified, follow the simple steps below to join our SQ Performance Pathway.

Follow in the footsteps of Scotland International Players, Ali Price, Hamish Watson, Leah Bartlett and Evie Tonkin. It’s not just players that live in Scotland that can play rugby for the Scotland team – whether you, your parents or grandparents were born in Scotland then SQ could be your route to playing rugby for Scotland.

The Scottish Qualified Programme is a player centred initiative designed to identify, develop and support Scottish Qualified players living outside of Scotland. The programme recognises individual playing pathways then provides appropriate support and opportunities to progress towards age-grade, professional and international rugby.

There are two ways to get involved:

  • Register your own details
  • Nominate a player

To register or nominate a player, please complete our online form – and someone will respond back to you shortly after.

Volunteer with the Scottish Qualified

Are you passionate about driving Scottish Rugby forward and developing young players? Volunteer with us!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Scottish Qualified Programme and we’re pleased to offer a variety of different roles. Our aim is to attract skilled individuals who seek a rewarding experience, and are committed to the development of Scottish Rugby.

  • Programme Coordinators

    A Programme Coordinator works closely with the Performance Manager to facilitate activity in the local area and help to run events.

    Essential Requirements:

    – An interest in rugby development for young players

    – Availability for training sessions and games

    – Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check – part of Scottish Rugby’s Child Safeguarding policy

  • Pathway Coaches

    A coach may work with a team of people, including a team manager and other coaches, to deliver an appropriate training and development programme for a squad of players or at divisional focussed sessions.

    Essential Requirements

    – Availability for training sessions and games

    – A minimum of UKCC SRU / RFU Level Two coaching certificate or an equivalent qualification awarded prior to the UKCC initiative.

    – An interest in rugby and willingness attend further professional development sessions

    – Disclosure and barring (DBS) check – part of Scottish Rugby’s Child Safeguarding policy

    If you are interested in volunteering please email [email protected]

Contact us

If you have any queries about the Scotland Qualified programme, you are interested in getting involved or would like more information, please email [email protected]

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