There are two points in a year where clubs can affiliate to Scottish Womens Football. Affiliation allows clubs to enter competitions, ensure clubs offer a safe and nurturing environment for members and gain access to training and other opportunities offered by SWF.

In June of each year, Clubs competing in the Senior Football Pyramid (Championship/ League One and SWFL) alongside National Academy Programme participants must affiliate for the coming winter season. For Entry requirements for Championship and League One team please click here.

In November of each year, Clubs competing in the Senior Highlands and Islands League and Youth Regional Leagues including the Youth Challenge Cup must affiliate for the coming summer season.

A Guide to Affiliation

Part 1 - Club Documentation
Part 2 - Details and Officials
Part 3 - Team Types
Part 4 - Home Ground and Kits
Part 5 - Insurance
Part 6 - Confirming Details

Entry Criteria

Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) introduced entry criteria for teams competing in the Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) in Season 2019. The criteria, developed in partnership with the Scottish FA and in consultation with clubs, evolved in line with standards set by UEFA to help drive up standards across the top tier of the women’s game. As a result of that work and with the restructure of the senior women’s game in Scotland, this entry criteria has similarly helped to raise standards across Scottish Women’s Championship and Scottish Women’s League One and have extended this to the National Academy Performance leagues.

SWF Club Insurance Information

SWF offers club insurance for all clubs affiliating with SWF. Alternatively clubs can seek their own insurance provider, clubs must submit their insurance documents to SWF during the Affiliation process.

SWF is currently partnered with Sportsguard as their insurance provider.

Sportsguard off varying levels of insurance from basic to premium to meet clubs differing needs.

Contact SWF for more information

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