Playing Membership

COVID-19: Normal club training is suspended until further notice and will only start as Government advice allows and the necessary protocols and safety precautions are in place.

Timescales on when normal training can restart remain uncertain but this page will be updated as more is known.

Under normal circumstances, training takes place at Raeburn Place every Tuesday and Thursday at 18:45 from mid-June.

Remote sessions are in place for existing players until club training can restart and we would welcome new players as well.

If you are interested in joining the Club, please contact our Director of Rugby (

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.


Players' membership fees are collected from pre-season onwards and the Club operate a 'No Pay, No Play' policy.

Players receive the same core benefits as social memberships at a much reduced rate and will also be receive a package of kit.

For more information about playing membership pricing, kit or any other questions, please contact Matt Coupar.


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