Club Sustainability Award & MOS

Club Sustainability Award & MOS

​To support the delivery of Agenda 3, Scottish Rugby has introduced the Club Minimum Standards (MOS) and the Club Sustainability Award (CSA).

The funding for the MOS and CSA represents part of the investment that clubs receive – replacing the participation and sustainability elements previously contained in the Club Participation Agreement.

The other funding elements such as travel, player insurance, club development officer and referee expenses continue as before.

This change has been made to help clubs develop in sustainable ways by:

  • Introducing needs based funding. If your club is doing more to develop rugby opportunities in your local community, you need more support.
  • Setting clear, defined levels - through bronze, silver and gold criteria - for clubs to achieve and providing incentives to reach these.
  • Separating the non-negotiables (MOS) and the negotiables (CSA).

All clubs will continue to receive support if they meet the Minimum Operating Standards. One of the intentions with the MOS and CSA is to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, limiting the bureaucracy. We appreciate your time as volunteers in clubs is limited and we don’t want to divert your attention away from running your clubs. We have also designed the application process to help you with your club planning over the next three years across important elements such as adult and youth teams, coaching and referees.

Help is at hand - there is significant support through your Regional Manager to help and guide you through this new process. In addition, there are Rugby Development staff and resources available in all of the CSA areas – women and girls, coaching, youth development and match officials - to help further develop your club and achieve the targets that you aim for over the next three years.

The two following documents will provide you with further information on the Minimum Operating Standards and Club Sustainability Award, as well as a user friendly application form.

Minimum Operating Standards

From season 2018/19 the Club Participation Agreement is transitioning to Minimum Operating Standards and the Club Sustainability Award.

Please select the appropriate document for your club and once you have read through its contents, return the signed acceptance form to [email protected] by no later than 10 August 2018..

Tennent's Sponsorship in club programmes

For all clubs participating in the Tennent’s Leagues (Premiership, Women’s Premier League, Men’s and Women’s National and Regional Leagues), any match programmes produced must include a full-page advert for Tennent’s, and the Scottish Rugby logo displayed in a prominent position. The new Tennent’s advert can be viewed and downloaded for use below.

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