Our commitment to disability rugby

Rugby : A Sport for All

It is our policy to ensure that barriers to participation in rugby - real or perceived - are removed. This is particularly the case for groups currently under represented in our game, and for those who traditionally may not have seen rugby as their sport of choice. We are committed to developing processes, practices and plans to ensure that rugby is open to all.

Players with a disability

We are committed to improving the opportunities for those with a disability to participate in rugby. Where possible we encourage the full integration of disabled athletes, administrators and supporters within the game. In addition our membership includes a range of more specialist clubs including:

For a factsheet on Rugby for Disabled People in Scotland please click here.

Disability Clubs : Join Us

Scottish Rugby welcomes applications from disability groups which want to participate in rugby. If your group would like to join our membership please complete the application process.

News : World Rugby "Goggles 2.0" Trial

In May 2018 World Rugby announced that it was extending its goggles trial. Under the new phase of the trial World Rugby will partner Ulster University and the University of Bradford to roll out "Rugby Goggles 2.0". This will see improvements to the goggle design and the introduction of a choice of two sizes . Find out more on the trial from the World Rugby website.

Using the correct teminology

In describing disability sport it is important to use the correct terminology. Scottish Disability Sport has produced a short guide on this. 

Contact details

If you can't find the information you are looking for, or have a specific query on our commitment to disability, please contact Scottish Rugby’s Outreach and Equality Manager, Peter Young at [email protected] or 07764178941.