Playing Membership

Training takes place at Raeburn Place every Tuesday and Thursday at 18:45.

All new players are welcome. If you are interested in joining the Club, please contact our Director of Rugby, or turn up at Raeburn Place at 18:30 on a training night and ask for Derek O'Riordan or Iain Berthinussen.

The Edinburgh Academical Football Club, the oldest rugby club in Scotland, welcomes new players of all levels into the Club.

We run three senior sides each week and cater for all levels of rugby, from those wanting to play socially to those looking to develop their game further.

Whether you are an experienced player or a talented, motivated and ambitious young player, and feel you have what it takes to become a member of our 1st XV of the future, we would like to hear from you.

We are committed to quality coaching at all levels and have a team of dedicated and experienced coaches, with up to SRU Level 4 qualifications, who will help you progress your game in a player-focussed performance environment, targeting individual player development. For full information on our coaches click here.


Accies Centre of Excellence (ACE) goes from strength to strength. ACE focuses on improving the individual skills, standards and knowledge of young players, aged from 14 to 20, and runs on Monday evenings throughout the year. We have an impressive team of coaches who will work with ACE. For more infomation, please click here.

Full Playing Membership costs from £120 for the season, which includes your membership plus Club socks, Club shorts and a Club polo shirt or t-shirt. Match shirts are provided to all players on game days.

Players' subscriptions are collected via Teamer. Contact Matt Coupar to register on Teamer and discuss membership. NB the Club operates a 'no pay, no play' policy.

Membership offers the opportunity to purchase international tickets (for home and away matches) as well as the discounts and offers associated with Accies Shop Local - click here for full details - and the chance to participate in the Club Lottery.

The social scene at Raeburn Place has one of the best reputations in town, with regular events being held in the clubhouse throughout the season.


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