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 are now open

Players and athletes can be nominated by their coach, teacher or can nominate themselves.  Players under 18 should be nominated by a parent or guardian.  Invitations will be sent out to attend an initial assessment day, with a further call back day for those that show potential. Nominations will close on Friday 20 July. 

Scottish Futures Nomination Form

Application and Player Information

Sporting Background

Give brief details of your sporting highlights and noteable achievements (including length of time playing rugby, other sports played or playing and include the level played at).

Supporting Information

Briefly describe your main strengths and suitability for this programme, using the attributes listed above as guidance. Include any other relevant information to support your nomination.