Anticipation was running high for this year’s SCC Rugby Academy’s Robert Walters 7s and Touch Tournament after the disappointment of last year’s tournament cancelled due to the haze.
This time the conditions couldn’t have been more perfect, the Padang looked magnificent and 1,400 junior rugby players (aged 5 to 16) and Touch players from all the major clubs in Singapore prepared for battle.
The tournament is played the weekend before the SCC 7s with the two top teams in each age group playing the final during the 7s weekend, an incentive, if any was needed, to reach the top.
After a weekend of tough games and surviving two hours of rain, SCC Rugby Academy had plenty to cheer about as seven of our teams made it to the cup final, with four teams victorious:
Congratulations to U8 SCC Tigers, U9 SCC Tigers (who remained unbeaten in the last 6 tournaments) U12 SCC Tigers (tasting victory again after their cup win in the KL Saracens 10s in March 2016) and U14 SCC Gold (building on their cup win at the 2016 TRC Cup).
Runners up at the SCC Academy 7s included the SCC Touch U10, U5 SCC Lions and U11 SCC Lions.
Whatever the silverware on the day the Academy is proud of all our players who performed their best on the Padang.
After our 7s tournament the big boys took to the field with Academy players watching as many of their coaches lifted the Plate, including Mike Oliver (U14), Ben Turner (U13), Nick Bromley (U5, U10, U13), Kevin Loo (U16), Herman Wepener (U14), coach of coaches Suhaimi Amran and Academy Head Coach Bryan Lim were also in action for a visiting team. We are honored to have such high performing players from the SCC Rugby section among our Academy coaching team.
A big thank you to all the Academy sponsors, coaches and parents who work beyond the call of duty to ensure the rugby community in Singapore is thriving and growing.