Newsletter – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017 – Week 4

WILL SKINNER JOINS THE SCC RUGBY ACADEMY LINE UP

In addition to John Brake joining our rugby coaching team, we are pleased to announce that Will Skinner, Commercial Director of UFIT, has joined our team as an Ambassador for the Academy as part of our partnership with UFIT. As a figurehead, Will will help us promote the Academy, in addition to being a coach mentor and providing specialised coaching sessions.

Will joined the Leicester Tigers after leaving school where he played professional rugby for four years, as well as representing both England 7s and the Barbarians. Will then moved to Harlequins Rugby Club where he was based for a further ten years. After one year at Harlequins, Will, at twenty-three became the youngest ever captain in the Premiership and went on to captain the club and England ‘A’ for a further three seasons.

Unfortunately Will suffered an injury whilst playing for Harlequins in 2013, which prevented him from continuing his professional rugby career, but after having studied for a degree in Business with the Open University and undertaking a number of internships during his time in rugby, he decided to make the transition into the commercial side of the club . Will became Harlequins Head of Sales and Business Development in 2014 before leaving for Singapore in 2016 where he is now heading up all commercial and brand activities within UFIT, Singapore’s largest independent fitness community.

Will will be attending training on Saturday 16th September with John Brake, and will be taking the opportunity to introduce himself to the coaches, parents and players. Please look out for them and say hello!

UFIT BOOTCAMPS AT DEMPSEY – SATURDAY 23rd AND SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER

Stuck for something to do while you stand on the sidelines during training? Get fit while your kids get fit! UFIT have kindly offered to organise free bootcamps for parents at training on Saturday 23rd September and Saturday 30th September.

The first UFIT Bootcamp will be held this Saturday 23rd September from 8:10AM for approximately one hour. The following weekend the session will be a bit later in the morning, at 9:30AM, to allow those who come down later to attend.

The bootcamps will be held on the mini pitch just next to the clubhouse (where the older age groups hold their warm up sessions).

COLLECTION OF PRE-LOVED ITEMS FOR CHILDREN IN MANILA

We will be having another collection of quality used items to send to the Cararoo Foundation in Manila. This charity helps disadvantaged children by supporting them through their education and after school activities.

Collections will be held this Saturday 9th September, and Saturday 16th September up at the club house at Dempsey. For those who attend Touch training on Sundays, please hand your items to Zoe down by the pitch.

Please don’t bring in after this date as we cannot store items.

What to send?

Good quality sports kit and equipment (which will fit in box)
Kids clothes
Small games or children’s books in English

Please make sure they are clean (especially shoes and boots), and of good quality – things your own child would be happy to have second hand!

BOOT SWAP

To coincide with the Cararoo collection, we will be holding boot swaps both this Saturday 9th September, and next Saturday 16th September. If you have any boots at home that no longer fit, just bring them in and swap them for a pair that do! Any boots that are leftover will be sent to the Cararoo Foundation.

PLEASE COULD YOU TIE THE LACES OF YOUR BOOTS TOGETHER TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THEM TO REMAIN A PAIR!

TRAINING FEES DUE FOR 3RD TERM 2017

Training fees for Term 3 are now due. To check how much you owe for your child, please go to their TeamSnap profile and select the Payments tab – fees due for this term are indicated there.

Please note that on your TeamSnap “home page”, it will show that you have no fees due for “Registration” – you paid this when your child first joined the Academy. You need to select your child’s profile, and then the Payments tab, to find this term’s Training Fees.

LATE PAYMENT CHARGES

Please note that we have introduced a late payment charge. A 10% charge will be added to all unpaid fees after the 4th week of term – for this term, the late fee will come into effect on Friday 22nd September 2017.

PAYPAL

We now accept PayPal through the TeamSnap application. Just go to the Payments tab on your child’s profile, and you will find the fee amount due and a link for PayPal if you would like to use this service. Please note that the PayPal link can only be found in the web version of TeamSnap, and does not show on the app version.

Alternatively, you can also pay by bank transfer. Details for a bank transfer are as follows:

Account Name: The Rugby Academy Ltd

Account No: 0339049654

Bank Name: DBS

Branch Code: 033

Swift Code: DBSSSGSG

Please reference your child’s name and age group on the payment.

We do not accept payment of training fees by cheque or cash.

ON-LINE KIT STORE

Our on-line kit store is finally up and running! In stock are training jerseys, socks, rugby shorts, touch shorts,  caps and visors. To access the store, please click here – SCC Rugby Academy Kit Store

Over the coming months, we will be expanding the products on offer in the store, such as kit bags, rucksacks, polo shirts, rugby balls and scrum caps.

Orders

The on-line store is based in Australia, so shipments will be sent to the Academy and available for pick up at the clubhouse at Dempsey at training on Saturday mornings (for rugby), and from Zoe pitchside on Sunday mornings (for touch).

Orders in by Sunday midnight will be shipped on Monday for pick up on Saturday.

PLANNING AHEAD – KL SARACENS TOURNAMENT 2018

The KL Saracens Tournament 2018 will be held over the weekend of 3rd/4th March 2018. We will be sending out more information on the tournament, and registrations of interest, later in the term.

ASIAN RUGBY AWARDS 2017

Rugby Lovers Guide to Asia, the largest online media resource for Rugby in Asia, are organising the first ever ASIAN RUGBY AWARDS. These awards are a chance for Singapore Junior Clubs to show the world all the great stuff that is happening here. There are several awards up for grabs for Junior Rugby, and its up to you to nominate!

You can nominate your favourite tournament, the best club (the SCC Rugby Academy of course!), try of the year, tackle of the year, plus many more categories.

Visit their website at ASIAN RUGBY AWARDS 2017 for more information on all the categories available, as well as how to nominate.

Coaches and parents – get voting for your club, team and players!

TERM DATES

Term 3 – Saturday 26th August 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017 (HALF TERM BREAK – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October 2017)

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