​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:

  • The Caledonian Crushers and Dundee Dragons, wheelchair rugby clubs
  • The Clan, a club playing “unified rugby”- where players with a disability train and play in the same team as non-disabled players, promoting equality, diversity and social inclusion through participation in the game.
  • Scottish Deaf Rugby.

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..

Using the correct terminology

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

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