Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) want to ensure as many people as possible can play the sport that they love. There may be exceptional circumstances, occasions, and situations where the most appropriate team may be out with their usual age group. This is where SWF’s Player Dispensation Process becomes appropriate for SWF Member Clubs.

The following circumstances are where a young person may be considered for dispensation:

  • Geographical (travel) Reasons
  • Medical, Health & Wellbeing
  • Player Development Principles

More details and a guide to applying for dispensation can be found here.

Request Dispensation

Dispensation Guidance and Rules Document


Playing Day Dispensation

Clubs may also wish to apply for playing day dispensation within the youth game. Any team unable to play on the prescribed playing day may apply for playing day dispensation to the Youth Regional League Management Committee. Playing day dispensation should only be applied for in exceptional circumstances.

Region / Age5-7s8-10s12s14s16s18s
NorthSaturday (Inv.)/Sunday (Ab.)Saturday (Inv.)/Sunday (Ab.)SundaySaturdaySaturdaySaturday
South EastDetermined by host clubDetermined by host clubSundaySaturdaySaturdaySunday
South WestSundaySundaySundaySaturdaySaturdaySunday

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