BRUFC Dispensation Coaches

Dispensation is a process of application, assessment and approval for a player to play outside of their natural age/grade. Dispensation can be applied for by;

  • Players with a disability
  • Players intending to participate in a gender competition other than that stated on their birth certificate
  • Jnr players, to play in an age/grade above or below their natural age/grade, for reasons of weight/height and/or experience and skill level.
  • Female Jnrs, from the ages of 12 to 15, to play in mixed gender teams
  • Female Jnrs, 16yrs or over to play in the Snr women’s competition
  • Male Jnrs, 16yrs or over to play in the Snr men’s competition

The dispensation process is as follows;

  1. Discussion and agreement with Coach(s) and BRUFC Director of rugby
  2. Parental consent form completed and emailed to Director of rugby
  3. Director of Rugby forwards consent form to Rugby Union SA with request for assessment
  4. Rugby Union SA notifies of next available date, and performs functional capability dispensation assessment
  5. Approval (or otherwise) notification is sent to club Secretary and Director of rugby
  6. Player eligible to play in dispensated age/grade
  7. Re-assessment by Rugby Union SA may occur to continue or revert dispensation.

Relevant forms

Rugby AU Age Grade Dispensation Procedure

Rugby AU Age Grade Dispensation Flow Chart

Rugby AU Jnr Age Grade Guidelines Table

Rugby AU Age Grade Dispensation Parent Guardian Consent Form

Rugby AU Mixed Gender Dispensation Procedure 

Rugby AU Gender Identity Dispensation Procedure 

Rugby AU Disability Dispensation Procedure

To discuss dispensation, in the first instance please contact :

Phil Doherty, Director of Rugby
P| 0412 432 441 E|

The DoR will then put you in contact with;

Wayne Vincent, Dispensation Coach
P| 0410160084 DM| Wayne Vincent

Jeff Lindsay, Dispensation Coach

Kathryn Van Diemen, Vice President
P| 0407 180 996 E|