SCOTTISH FUTURES: a pathway to playing for Scotland!

Scottish Rugby is introducing two new age grade programmes for women and girls.

Scottish Futures U18 is a player development programme with a focus on rugby skills, game understanding and behaviours needed to succeed in a high-performance rugby environment.

Scottish Futures U20 gives players the opportunity to test their skills, game understanding and behaviours in a competitive environment.

Is Scottish Futures for you?

Nominations are now open for women and girls aged between 15 ½ -19-years old.  Rugby experience is not essential, but the potential to excel in a high-performance environment is what we’re looking for.  Specifically, we want athletes who can demonstrate more than one of these attributes:

  • Speed & agility
  • Endurance
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • High work rate
  • Strong tackler
  • Catch and pass skills
  • Game awareness & rugby knowledge
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork


Girls born on or between 1 Jan 2001 – 31 Dec 2002 are eligible for nomination to the U18 programme.

Women born on or between 1 Jan 1999 – 31 Dec 2000 are eligible for nomination to the U20 programme. 

Assessment Days

Scottish Futures U18 - Saturday 18th August (call back Sunday 19th August)

Scottish Futures U20 – Saturday 11th August (call back Sunday 12th August)

Nominations have now closed.

Nominations have now closed for this coming season and all nominees will be contacted soon with details of the assessment days they will be invited to attend.  For any enquiries about athletes who have missed the nomination deadline, please contact Sarah Dixon, Performance Programme Manager via e-mail at [email protected]