Playing hockey for Scotland at international level is a huge honour and achievement.

You can play for Scotland if you have the commitment, dedication, skills, talent and consistency that are required to excel against the world’s best teams and players.

If you are ambitious and talented, you can join a select group of players who have been capped at international level.

Our international teams compete regularly in a number of both indoor and outdoor international competitions, including:

  • Commonwealth Games
  • FIH tournaments
  • EuroHockey tournaments
  • Celtic Cup
  • Four Nations
  • UK School Games
  • Friendly matches

So, do you think you can make the grade at international level?


To play for Scotland, there must be a committment to play to senior international level.

Please read the International Hockey Federation Player Eligibility criteria

To play for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, please read the Commonwealth Games Federation Player Eligibility criteria

Selection Criteria

If you are eligible to play for Scotland and have ambitions to be selected for an international performance programme, please read through the following Selection Criteria.

The eligibility criteria to play for Scotland is:

  • be affiliated through a Club, Youth Club, hold an individual membership to Scottish Hockey or be a pupil attending an affiliated school
  • hold, or be eligible to hold, a British passport; and:
  1. have been born in Scotland; or
  2. Are resident in Scotland with intention to remain and meet the CGS 5 year residency criteria
  3. have one or both parents who were born in Scotland; or
  4. be married to a Scot as defined in (1) or (3).
  5. Have one or more grand-parents born in Scotland

NB: A player to whom (2) applies remains qualified notwithstanding a change in Residence or Club.

  • have not played for another international team in an FIH competition during the last 3 years other than GB

For more information on playing for Scotland, or to enquire about our performance programmes at both senior and youth international level, please contact us.