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)

What kids and communities get out of rugby…

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After nearly five years as Technical Director of the Singapore Rugby Union, former Tongan rugby captain and Super Rugby star, Inoke Afeaki, has departed Singapore for pastures new.

Inoke was born in Tonga but moved with his family to Wellington in New Zealand when he was young.

He’s played for the Wellington Lions, the Hurricanes in the international Super 14 competition, moved to Japan in 1997 to play for Secom and later played for Ricoh Rugby Club before moving to Wales to join the Scarlets. He’s representation Grenoble and later signed for Saint Etienne in 2009. In 2003 he captained Tonga in the Rugby World Cup.

Inoke ‘s father and uncle are both former Tongan internationals and when he captained Tonga in the 2003 Rugby World Cup his younger brother Stan was part of the team.

As him and his family leave Singapore Inoke talks to the SCC Rugby Academy. We asked him what kids really get out of playing rugby.

Well, rugby is one of these wonderful sports that the British knew quite early on represented a template of their community. It allows for different sizes, I am tall and lanky and so my job is to jump and catch the ball. So there are specific roles for different people of different sizes and skill set. It can involve the whole community.

In the professional game you really have to be a super athlete, that’s fine but only about one percent of the playing population can be that, the rest are average people who are pretty mad to get out there and bump their bodies about and risk injury but that is the nature of the sport. It’s more about working together and building relationships. Teams that have better relationships among themselves are the ones who usually win.

A great team should have great relationships; it’s like a show of the strength of the community. In New Zealand there is no real class system, if you are good and you want to learn then it gave people like myself, as an immigrant to the country, a footing into society. I managed to be a young immigrant who survived a bit of racial taunting, and that does exist, but once people appreciate you are good at something they accept you. The game allows outsiders to blend in. Rugby is a template for any community.

You’ve been Technical Director of the Singapore Rugby Union for nearly five years, what have you got out of the role?

It’s been a lot of work over the last few years here but it’s been good and I have learned a lot in the process. I came over here as almost like a young coach and the coaching side has been tough. I’ve played rugby in many different countries, countries that have pretty disorganised grassroots rugby and national teams, to countries like New Zealand, obviously one of the best in the world.

I have a good grasp of where Singapore is, in terms of its rugby. There are so many variables to consider before you can get that momentum to take rugby forward here.

What’s needed is a calendar that is logical from grassroots rugby all the way to the top, there always needs to be that steady progression. Some schools in Singapore are great at rugby, with great infrastructure and great budgets to work with, but unfortunately that’s not the story in all schools and there isn’t a level playing field.

There are a lot of kids in Singapore wanting to play rugby and a lot of kids deserve better coaches and the opportunity to play and that was part of my role to up skill coaches, to get very good coaches at the top and start filtering that knowledge down.

In my view the easiest way is to have a flagship, something for children to aspire to and that’s the way I learned rugby. We are attempting to improve things from the bottom up and that’s hard if you don’t have the big players, like the schools or other variables that don’t share the same vision.

We want the game to grow and talent to go to where it should be and quite a few players I’ve been working with have reached their goals, which is very satisfying.

You were born in Tonga, how do kids get into rugby there?

Although I was born in Tonga I actually didn’t grow up there as my parents moved to New Zealand when I was only three years of age. I went back and started playing for Tonga at the age of 20 and there’s no grassroots rugby there, kids tend to play volleyball or netball.

Rugby isn’t an organised sport until the schools take charge and being in the British tradition playing rugby for your school in Tonga is very prestigious. Anything to do with rugby sub 12 years old is pretty disorganised and the game is just played on a casual basis.

It’s much more organised overseas. In New Zealand I started playing rugby barefoot at the age of 5 or 6 and it was more about the fun, the mates and things like oranges at halftime which was all part of the fun. I remember getting told off by the coaches to get that orange peel out of your mouth and get back on the pitch without choking yourself!

The fun part of youth rugby was real, we have to bear in mind it’s not serious, it’s not about winning. It’s about the kid and their level of enjoyment. If they can learn how to catch a ball reliably at the end of the season, then job done. And the following year they work on a few different skills.

You are just about to leave Singapore after nearly five years, what are you going to do next?

I can’t really say too much at the moment but it will be working with Olympic athletes and I am excited about that. I am excited about going back to Tonga as well. It’s my country and it’s a third world country but the potential and raw talent is just mind-blowing.

I played for the Tongan national team for a period of more than 12 years, I know the people and I know what their strengths and weaknesses are. I’ve now spent 5 years in Singapore where they are good at governance and at executing what they need to do and I will take that back with me. Let’s hope we can see more talented athletes go out there and wow the world.

So that’s my job in life, to go out there and wow the world or help other people wow the world!

The SCC Rugby Academy would like to send our best wishes to Inoke Afeaki and his family for their new adventure in Tonga.

Let’s compare

Rugby Union is the national sport in Tonga but how do the rugby stats compare for Singapore and Tonga?

Population

Tonga  106 000   Singapore 5 400 000

Number of registered clubs

Tonga 82   Singapore 24

Number of registered players

Tonga 6891   Singapore 9690

Number of teens playing rugby

Tonga male 3472 female 0  Singapore male 3366 female 1428

Figures from World Rugby (formerly IRB) 2016.

About us

The SCC Rugby Academy is a junior rugby club based in Singapore. We offer rugby training and run groups from under 4 years old to under 17.  We also offer Touch rugby in age groups U10, U12 and U14.

We are affiliated to the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) and work closely with the adult rugby section, although you do not need to be a member of the Singapore Cricket Club to join the SCC Rugby Academy.

We are a non-profit making club with all of our money put back into our club and into rugby in the community. We are run by a committee of volunteers as well as a few paid employees and coaches.

Every age group takes part in all the tournaments in Singapore, we tour to Kuala Lumpur once a year as a whole club and participate in the Junior League, our U15s are the current champions in their age group, with our other groups performing well.

We train at SCC Dempsey ground, with rugby groups meeting on Saturday mornings and Touch rugby on Sunday mornings.

Our club started around five years ago, inspired by a group of rugby players from the adult rugby section of the Singapore Cricket Club. From small beginnings and a handful of players we have grown to more than 450 registered players and at the last count we have children and teenagers who attend around 72 different schools in Singapore. We welcome both local Singaporean children and those from the expatriate community. We offered scholarships for local talented players.

Below: Inoke and his boys

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What kids and communities really get out of rugby….

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After nearly five years as Technical Director of the Singapore Rugby Union, former Tongan rugby captain and Super Rugby star, Inoke Afeaki, has departed Singapore for pastures new. 

Originally from Tonga Inoke moved with his family to Wellington in New Zealand when he was young.

He’s played for the Wellington Lions, the Hurricanes in the international Super 14 competition, moved to Japan in 1997 to play for Secom and later played for Ricoh Rugby Club before moving to Wales to join the Scarlets. He’s representation Grenoble and later signed for Saint Etienne in 2009. In 2003 he captained Tonga in the Rugby World Cup.

Inoke ‘s father and uncle are both former Tongan internationals and when he captained Tonga in the 2003 Rugby World Cup his younger brother Stan was part of the team.

As he leaves Singapore Inoke talked to the SCC Rugby Academy and he explains what kids really get out of playing rugby.

Well, rugby is one of these wonderful sports that the British knew quite early on represented a template of their community. It allows for different sizes, I am tall and lanky and so my job is to jump and catch the ball. So there are specific roles for different people of different sizes and skill set. It can involve the whole community.

In the professional game you really have to be a super athlete, that’s fine but only about one percent of the playing population can be that, the rest are average people who are pretty mad to get out there and bump their bodies about and risk injury but that is the nature of the sport. It’s more about working together and building relationships. Teams that have better relationships among themselves are the ones who usually win.

A great team should have great relationships; it’s like a show of the strength of the community. In New Zealand there is no real class system, if you are good and you want to learn then it gave people like myself, as an immigrant to the country, a footing into society. I managed to be a young immigrant who survived a bit of racial taunting, and that does exist, but once people appreciate you are good at something they accept you. The game allows outsiders to blend in. Rugby is a template for any community.

You’ve been Technical Director of the Singapore Rugby Union for nearly five years, what have you got out of the role?

It’s been a lot of work over the last few years here but it’s been good and I have learned a lot in the process. I came over here as almost like a young coach and the coaching side has been tough. I’ve played rugby in many different countries, countries that have pretty disorganised grassroots rugby and national teams, to countries like New Zealand, obviously one of the best in the world.

I have a good grasp of where Singapore is, in terms of its rugby. There are so many variables to consider before you can get that momentum to take rugby forward here.

What’s needed is a calendar that is logical from grassroots rugby all the way to the top, there always needs to be that steady progression. Some schools in Singapore are great at rugby, with great infrastructure and great budgets to work with, but unfortunately that’s not the story in all schools and there isn’t a level playing field.

There are a lot of kids in Singapore wanting to play rugby and a lot of kids deserve better coaches and the opportunity to play and that was part of my role to up skill coaches, to get very good coaches at the top and start filtering that knowledge down.

In my view the easiest way is to have a flagship, something for children to aspire to and that’s the way I learned rugby. We are attempting to improve things from the bottom up and that’s hard if you don’t have the big players, like the schools or other variables that don’t share the same vision.

We want the game to grow and talent to go to where it should be and quite a few players I’ve been working with have reached their goals, which is very satisfying.

You were born in Tonga, how do kids get into rugby there?

Although I was born in Tonga I actually didn’t grow up there as my parents moved to New Zealand when I was only three years of age. I went back and started playing for Tonga at the age of 20 and there’s no grassroots rugby there, kids tend to play volleyball or netball.

Rugby isn’t an organised sport until the schools take charge and being in the British tradition playing rugby for your school in Tonga is very prestigious. Anything to do with rugby sub 12 years old is pretty disorganised and the game is just played on a casual basis.

It’s much more organised overseas. In New Zealand I started playing rugby barefoot at the age of 5 or 6 and it was more about the fun, the mates and things like oranges at halftime which was all part of the fun. I remember getting told off by the coaches to get that orange peel out of your mouth and get back on the pitch without choking yourself!

The fun part of youth rugby was real, we have to bear in mind it’s not serious, it’s not about winning. It’s about the kid and their level of enjoyment. If they can learn how to catch a ball reliably at the end of the season, then job done. And the following year they work on a few different skills.

You are just about to leave Singapore after nearly five years, what are you going to do next?

I can’t really say too much at the moment but it will be working with Olympic athletes and I am excited about that. I am excited about going back to Tonga as well. It’s my country and it’s a third world country but the potential and raw talent is just mind-blowing.

I played for the Tongan national team for a period of more than 12 years, I know the people and I know what their strengths and weaknesses are. I’ve now spent 5 years in Singapore where they are good at governance and at executing what they need to do and I will take that back with me. Let’s hope we can see more talented athletes go out there and wow the world.

So that’s my job in life, to go out there and wow the world or help other people wow the world!

The SCC Rugby Academy would like to send our best wishes to Inoke Afeaki and his family for their new adventure in Tonga.

Let’s compare

Rugby Union is the national sport in Tonga but how do the rugby stats compare for Singapore and Tonga?

Population

Tonga          106 000

Singapore   5 400 000

Number of registered clubs

Tonga        82

Singapore 24

Number of registered players

Tonga        6891

Singapore 9690

Number of U13s playing rugby

Tonga        male 370   female 0

Singapore male 2448 female 918

Number of teens playing rugby

Tonga        male 3472 female 0

Singapore male 3366 female 1428

Figures from World Rugby (formerly IRB) 2016.

About us

The SCC Rugby Academy is a junior rugby club based in Singapore. We offer rugby training and run groups from under 4 years old to under 17.  We also offer Touch rugby in age groups U10, U12 and U14.

We are affiliated to the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) and work closely with the adult rugby section, although you do not need to be a member of the Singapore Cricket Club to join the SCC Rugby Academy.

We are a non-profit making club with all of our money put back into our club and into rugby in the community. We are run by a committee of volunteers as well as a few paid employees and coaches.

Every age group takes part in all the tournaments in Singapore, we tour to Kuala Lumpur once a year as a whole club and participate in the Junior League, our U15s are the current champions in their age group, with our other groups performing well.

We train at SCC Dempsey ground, with rugby groups meeting on Saturday mornings and Touch rugby on Sunday mornings.

Our club started around five years ago, inspired by a group of rugby players from the adult rugby section of the Singapore Cricket Club. From small beginnings and a handful of players we have grown to more than 450 registered players and at the last count we have children and teenagers who attend around 72 different schools in Singapore. We welcome both local Singaporean children and those from the expatriate community. We offered scholarships for local talented players.

For much more information about our club and how to join, see our Facebook page or contact us

Below; Inoke and his boys.

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Newsletter – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017 – Week 3

THE SCC RUGBY ACADEMY IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT FORMER ENGLAND 7s PLAYER, JOHN BRAKE, HAS JOINED THE COACHING TEAM

We are delighted to announce that John Brake has joined our rugby coaching team following his move to Singapore from the UK. John recently retired from playing professional rugby after a very successful ten-year career with England 7s and Northampton Saints and immediately turned his attention to coaching which he will now continue with the SCC Rugby Academy.

John joins a well-established and experienced group of Academy coaches – we are already fortunate to have several other ex-professional, first-grade and international players in our coaching ranks which we will feature on our website and newsletters in future weeks – who together with the familiar faces of Su Amran and Bryan Lim completes the line-up for our head coaching team.

John has already helped run the first Saturday training sessions this term – please do look out for him on a Saturday morning and say hello/feel free to share thoughts, ideas and suggestions. John will also head up the Thursday night coaching sessions at the SSC Dempsey training ground for the U11 to U17 squads.

John is also a qualified personal trainer and works for UFIT, Singapore’s largest independent fitness community, and John’s arrival at the SCC Rugby Academy heralds a new partnership between the Academy and UFIT. Through this association we aim to build a mutually beneficial relationship that we hope will bring a wealth of resources, offers and opportunities. We will shortly be sending out information about Academy boot camps that UFIT will be organizing, and they are also offering a special discount to parents of Academy players on Personal Training sessions – the first 5 Personal Training sessions for $399 (usually $600).

John, together with Su, Bryan and the other Academy senior coaches, will work across all age groups giving Academy boys and girls the best possible rugby training experience possible, drawing upon a wealth of experience from their own rugby and coaching careers and providing vision and leadership for the long-term goals of the Academy.

John says, “It’s been a great couple of weeks – I’ve had a very warm welcome from everyone and am impressed by the enthusiasm of the coaches and players, and the huge presence of family and friends at the Saturday training. There’s such a great community feel at Dempsey.

The standards of playing have exceeded my expectations and I’m looking to forward to pushing on and being competitive across all age groups and to doing what I can to help further build the reputation of the club. I’m also looking forward to supporting coaches alongside Su and Bryan, and helping support individual player development as well as coach development.

I look forward to adding some new fresh outlooks, and certain values that can cross over from professional into an amateur game – and to keep creating an environment that is enjoyable so players want to be there.

What I’ve found really refreshing is that kids want to be here and they are so receptive to learning as opposed to being forced to be there. And also they’re conditioned very well for the weather. When I came here for a tournament on a previous trip we had to play in air-con as we couldn’t handle the heat. But two weeks in and I’m now used to it!

I really love being here – there are so many exciting opportunities and everything is new and refreshing. I’m making lots of friends and I’m looking forward to making a great contribution to kids rugby here!”

If you would like to read a little more about John, his full bio can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brake

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 Dempsey at training on Saturday mornings (for rugby), and 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

Newsletter – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017 – Week 2

 

SCC RUGBY ACADEMY 7S AND TOUCH TOURNAMENT 28TH AND 29TH OCTOBER, PADANG – SAVE THE DATE!

After the success of last year, we are delighted to confirm our intent to host once again our very own Academy 7s and Touch tournament, playing host to teams from all the junior rugby clubs in Singapore. For those that came and participated last year, it’s a great event for players and spectators on the iconic Padang, in the heart of Singapore.

For those teams that are fortunate enough to reach their Cup Final, these will be played (as last year) on the following weekend at the main SCC7s tournament in front of the main stands and big crowds!

SCC INTERNATIONAL CLUB 7S TOURNAMENT – 3RD TO 5TH NOVEMBER, PADANG – CORPORATE HOSPITALITY OPPORTUNITIES

SCC will again host the International Club 7s this year on the weekend of 3-5 Nov at the iconic Padang in the heart of Singapore, with it promising to be a momentous occasion for their 70th Anniversary.

This is the oldest tournament in Asia and will once again feature stars from overseas, our own SCC senior team and very importantly will play host to our own Academy finalists who will have battled for that honour at the SCC Academy Tournament being held the weekend before.

To watch all this from the comfort of the corporate stand the SCC are offering the following Hospitality packages.

CORPORATE HOSPITALITY FOR SCC 7s
The tournament provides spectators an up-close view at the heart of the action and a cosy corporate hospitality atmosphere to entertain your guests or engage your most valued clients. With flexibility to toggle your guest list throughout the weekend, you can be sure to maximize your investment to the tournament.

The following exclusive packages are available for your weekend of non-stop, first class 7-a-side rugby action:

$5,000 (add 7% GST)

  • 10 corporate hospitality seats per day
  • 1 page in the tournament magazine
  • 1 advertisement banner around the tournament grounds
  • 1 barrel of beer (equivalent to 90 glasses)

$10,000 (add 7% GST)

  • 20 corporate hospitality seats per day
  • 1 page in the tournament magazine
  • 1 advertisement banner around the tournament grounds
  • 1 barrel of beer (equivalent to 90 glasses)

$14,000 (add 7% GST)

  • 30 corporate hospitality seats per day
  • 2 pages in the tournament magazine
  • 2 advertisement banner around the tournament grounds
  • 2 barrels of beer (equivalent to 180 glasses)

To find out more about these exciting packages and to reserve your seats, please contact Craig Mounsey at craigmounsey@googlemail.com

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 on Saturday 9th September, and Saturday 16th September up at the club house at Dempsey. For those who attend Touch training on Sundays, please leave your items in a neat pile in the club house and Zoe will collect them once training is finished.

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 on both Saturday 9th September, and 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 Dempsey at training on Saturday mornings (for rugby), and 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!

PARKING AT DEMPSEY

Please can we remind parent to avoid parking at the car park at Dempsey, especially during the early morning sessions. In particular, please avoid parking on the hill coming into Dempsey, as this leaves space for only one car to pass and causes bottlenecks both coming in and out of Dempsey.

More parking can be found behind Ben and Jerrys at Dempsey Hill.

A FAMILY TRAIL-RUNNING EVENT LIKE NO OTHER!

Centaurs are organizing their very first COLUMBIA JUNGLE RUN. Traverse 5 kilometres of twisting untamed tracks, overcoming various obstacles en route. They are getting many family combinations signing up, so it should be a fun and exciting bonding adventure for the whole family in the great outdoors!

More information on the event can be found at Centaurs Columbia Jungle Run

TERM DATES

Term 3 – Saturday 26th August 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017

The Singapore rugby scene for newbies!

The SCC Rugby Academy

So you’re looking to play rugby or touch rugby in Singapore? Welcome to SCC Rugby Academy!

The SCC Rugby Academy, Singapore, started more than five years ago, inspired by a group of players from the main Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) rugby section. With a handful of their own kids, and those of friends, they headed down to SCC Dempsey ground. Within months the Academy grew fast and we were entering local tournaments and embarked upon our first tour to Hong Kong on the back of the adult SCC tour.  A few years down the line and the Academy has never looked back with around 450 players now registered.

The SCC Rugby Academy is affiliated to the Singapore Cricket Club, but is run as a separate sports section. Importantly, you do not need to be a member of the main SCC club to join the SCC Rugby Academy.

Many of our players are drawn from the expatriate community but a large section are from local Singapore schools, both private and state schools. In fact, at the last count we have players from 72 different schools in Singapore. One team alone has players drawn from more than 13 different schools! We offer scholarships to talented local players who meet our criteria.

Playing rugby at our club is a great way to get to know kids and parents from different Singapore communities. Many of our players in the older age groups form their own team chats on social media and forge strong friendships.

What makes us special

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive rugby and touch rugby club where every child gets the opportunity to develop their rugby skills and grow as a player. Some squads may field two or even three teams in tournaments, some just one, depending on the number of players. We believe the best way to develop is through quality coaching, the opportunity to play and getting match play experience. Some squads may be split into an A and a B team (sometimes called Lions and Tigers) but coaches put equal emphasis on each team and all players train and act as one squad, supporting each other.

We are the only junior rugby club in Singapore formally aligned to an adult rugby club, the Singapore Cricket Club. As stated, you don’t have to be a member of the Singapore Cricket Club to join the junior SCC Rugby Academy. It does, however, mean our club benefits from many coaches drawn from the rugby section who are still active players. As often happens in junior rugby clubs dads (and sometimes mums) qualify as coaches. But we find players also need other role models. We assign an experienced but younger coach for most age groups, usually drawn from the adult rugby section of the SCC. This model proves very popular with teenagers and youngsters and gives them an excellent role model.

Being affiliated to SCC means we regularly hold end of term training sessions on the historic Padang and adult social events at the SCC.

 

How the rugby and touch rugby year runs

The rugby year runs on the calendar year and players are assigned teams according to their birth year. At SCC Rugby Academy rugby training takes place on Saturday mornings at SCC Dempsey ground, with an additional mid-week training for age groups 11 and above. Touch rugby trains on Sunday mornings, again at the SCC Dempsey ground.

We start as young as under 4 years for rugby training, described as organised chaos by coaches! For many energetic very young children who are awake at the crack of dawn this is just want they need to kick off the weekend. We have several children at rugby training who are still wearing nappies!

Groups then run from under 5s to under 17s. From there your teenager can progress onto the SCC Colts and will have the opportunity to be a Junior Sports Member of the Singapore Cricket Club. The SCC adult rugby section runs four teams and compete locally and internationally.

At the SCC Rugby Academy we run a policy of sibling priority. If your child is in one age group we will guarantee your other child/children gets into their age group. We want you to join as a family!

 

Touch rugby

Touch rugby has been an area of the Academy which has seen phenomenal growth, so much so that we have moved training to Sunday mornings to afford more space.

Touch rugby is open to both girls and boys but is mainly female dominated in terms of players at present. We currently have around 60 players and the Academy runs age groups U10, U12 and U14 with players able to attend training from 7 years old. We are now in the process of discussing expanding to U16. The Touch section benefits from professional coaches as well as qualified parents and helpers.

SCC Academy Touch plays in several tournaments during the year, including our own SCC Academy Rugby and Touch Tournament which takes place on the Padang.

Other tournaments run throughout the year; the Clifford Chance Touch Trophy, The Straits Touch Tournament held just across the border in Malaysia and the SAS Invitational Junior Touch Tournament. Other friendly tournaments and matches are held throughout the year. Parents regularly get together for social events and end of term sessions are sometimes held on the beach in Sentosa.

Other male or female siblings who play rugby on a Saturday mornings with the SCC Academy are welcome to come and join in on Sundays. Two trials are always free and upon registration Touch players are given a playing top, recently redesigned with favourable reviews!

Highlights of our rugby year

Our own 7s tournament

Singapore Cricket Club hosts the SCC International Rugby 7s (SCC 7s) every year in early November. This year (2017) will be the 70th edition with many top teams from around the world returning to play on the historic Padang, which is situated right in front of the Singapore Cricket Club. (Padang means a field or open space in Malay). The Academy runs its own junior rugby and touch 7s tournament, also played on the Padang the weekend before the main 7s tournament. The two finalists in each age group are afforded the accolade of playing during the main 7s tournament. If you are new to Singapore or haven’t yet landed, check out some photos of the Padang on the internet, it’s a stunning pitch to play rugby!

KL and other rugby tours

This is our big rugby tour of the year. The KL Saracens International 10s is a massive rugby tournament run annually in Kuala Lumpur. Many Singapore teams, Hong Kong teams and local clubs compete. The Academy’s current under 13s and under 10s have both won the cup in past years. We organise buses, accommodation and a club dinner with presentations.  This is a fun tour for all the family, visiting grandparents have even joined us on tour! Our KL trip is open to all players who want to participate.

In past years we have also toured to Hong Kong, one rugby team has toured to Perth and some teams head back up to KL for the KL Tigers International Rugby 10s.

Our club also participates in all the local tournaments entering teams in every age group. We take part and have had great results in the Junior Rugby Championship Singapore (JRCS or Junior local league).

 

Rugby in the community

Beyond Social Services and SportsCare are two Singapore based charities helping children and young people from less privileged backgrounds. Though established links with these two organisations we run coaching sessions for children new to rugby. Our volunteer coaches also provide sessions for Gracehaven, a residential home for children and youngsters run by the Salvation Army.

Our head coaches, Bryan Lim and Suhaimi Amran, are both Singaporeans and have played rugby to a high standard. Their links with the community means they are often in local schools inspiring young people to take up rugby.

 

Our charity

We support the Cararoo Foundation, an Australian registered charity operating in the Philippines. We hold bake sales and fundraise at Christmas time and periodically throughout the year we organise collections of preloved sports kit and shoes and send them to our contacts at the Foundation.

The Cararoo Foundation sponsors disadvantaged children in Manila, giving them the opportunity to attend school and after school activities. We particularly fundraise for their Christmas party. In past years this has been a pool party with many of the kids getting the opportunity to swim for the first time ever!

The relationship with the Cararoo Foundation was established a few years ago through the Growlers, one of the adult SCC teams, during the Manila 10s tournament.  Watching was a group of kids who asked the players for any spare kit. After a quick rummage in their bags they came up with a few things but promised to send more after one of the Cararoo staff, Arlene, introduced herself. Arlene is a former women’s national rugby player for the Philippines. She has become a friend of the Academy, as has the Cararoo’s founder, Maurie Schokman, who has visited us at Dempsey during one of our bake sales.

www.cararoofoundation.com.au

 

How we are run

The SCC Rugby Academy in Singapore is a not for profit club with all our money ploughed back into our club and supporting rugby in the community.  

There is a committee of volunteers who help steer the club and discuss the direction of the club as well as a Board of Directors.

We encourage as many members of SCC Rugby Academy parents to get involved in the running of the club, be it at our annual Rugby and Touch 7s tournament, on the committee or helping at bake sales.  

Our kind sponsors include Saxo Markets, The Fry Group, Robert Walters, Telstra and Societe Generale, some of which have been on board with the Academy for many years.

 

Be part of it!

The proof of the pudding is in the eating, so come and try us out! Training times are here. Two trials are free before you have to sign up. Either email info@sccrugbyacademy.com, fill out this form or come down to our SCC Dempsey ground just before training, sign a waiver form and we’ll get you going straight away.

 

Newsletter – Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August 2017 – Week 1

Welcome back! We hope that everyone had a restful summer break (winter for our southern hemisphere members), and are all ready to go for our third, and longest, term of rugby and touch! We have a lot to fit in this term – the SCC Rugby Academy tournament, TRC tournament and Clifford Chance Touch tournament for starters.

HAVE YOU LEFT?

If you have left Singapore, or your child is just taking a break from the Academy this term, please don’t forget to drop a note to Sarah at info@sccrugbyacademy.com so we can update TeamSnap and the team lists.

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 Dempsey at training on Saturday mornings (for rugby), and Sunday mornings (for touch).

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

PLANNING AHEAD – SCC RUGBY ACADEMY TOURNAMENT 2017 AND KL SARACENS TOURNAMENT 2018

Just a quick note for your diaries, and your holiday planning. The SCC Rugby Academy 7s and Touch Tournament will be held on the weekend of 28th/29th October, with the finals being held during the SCC7s the weekend after (4th/5th November).

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!

LIGHT SNACKS AT DEMPSEY

Don’t forget that light snacks are now available for sale at Dempsey. You will now be able to buy muffins, croissants and hot dogs to go with your coffee or 100 Plus! Prices are:

Muffins – $3

Croissants and Danish Pastries – $3

Hotdogs – $4

Sandwiches – $4

A FAMILY TRAIL-RUNNING EVENT LIKE NO OTHER!

Centaurs are organizing their very first COLUMBIA JUNGLE RUN. Traverse 5 kilometres of twisting untamed tracks, overcoming various obstacles en route. They are getting many family combinations signing up, so it should be a fun and exciting bonding adventure for the whole family in the great outdoors!

More information on the event can be found at Centaurs Columbia Jungle Run

 TERM DATES

Term 3 – Saturday 26th August 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017

Newsletter – Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017 – Week 10

It is the last training of the term this weekend, so the only thing left to do is wish you all a great summer holiday! We hope you survive your weekends without rugby and touch, and we look forward to seeing you all again at the start of Term 3, which is the weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August.

TRAINING UPDATE

There is no training for the U12, U13 and U15 this Saturday at Dempsey.

The U12 have started their summer holiday early, the U13 are taking part in friendly games at Centaurs, and the U15 are having an end of term get together at the SCC instead.

BON VOYAGE

As we come to the end of the school year for many families, we have to say farewell and good luck to quite a few of you who are leaving Singapore. If you haven’t already, please don’t forget to drop a note to Sarah at info@sccrugbyacademy.com if you are leaving, so we can update TeamSnap and the team lists.

ON-LINE KIT STORE

Our on-line kit store is finally up and running! To access the store, please click here – SCC Rugby Academy Kit Store

Stock

In stock we have shorts, socks and playing jerseys (for anyone who would like to buy a second jersey).

For touch, we currently just have Touch tops for those who want to buy a second. The new Touch shorts and visors will be available in the store later this month.

We also have a new design training top, which is available from size 6 years to adult 4XL, so parents you can buy a supporters top if you wish. 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 Dempsey at training on Saturday mornings (for rugby), and Sunday mornings (for touch).

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

Please note though that any orders placed now will be available for pick up at Dempsey at the beginning of the new term (Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August).

LIGHT SNACKS AT DEMPSEY

Light snacks will now be available for sale at Dempsey. You will now be able to buy muffins, croissants and hot dogs to go with your coffee or 100 Plus! Prices are:

Muffins – $3

Croissants and Danish Pastries – $3

Hotdogs – $4

Sandwiches – $4

SCC SUMMER HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMP

The Singapore Cricket Club are holding 3 summer holiday sports camps on the following dates for children aged 6 to 14 years.

26th – 30th June 2017

24th – 28th July 2017

31st July – 4th August 2017

There will be professional coaches in attendance covering 8 sports – rugby, basketball, hockey, football, cricket, netball, tennis and squash.

The price of each camp is $550 (SCC members receive a 10% discount. There is also a sibling discount).

For more information on the camps please contact Ricky at info@sccsport.com or call 6338 9271.

NEW ZEALAND RUGBY EXPERIENCE CAMP

10th to 14th JULY 2017

The New Zealand Rugby Experience coaches are coming back to Singapore for the fifth consecutive year to run their annual Camp at the Centaurs Sports Park, Turf City from Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July 2017. Five days of action and excitement spent outdoors in learning how to play fun, expansive and all-inclusive rugby. The coaches have all played senior club or provincial rugby within New Zealand and in some cases, international rugby.

To ensure your child gets to spend a week outdoors with rugby coaches who bring a wealth of knowledge from their playing days as well as their current experience of coaching, please return the completed forms by post (see details on the registration form) OR scan and email to: dihutchinson@centaursgroup.com

Please click here to download the registration form. Your child will be considered as registered once payment has been received. Payment may be made online into our OCBC bank account or by cheque (details on the registration form).

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know of who may be interested in attending this camp. The camp is open to all children aged from 6 to 18 from all Clubs and Schools.

If you have any questions you can contact Di Hutchinson through the office on +65 6468 9851.

TERM DATES

Term 2 – Saturday 22nd April 2017 to Sunday 25th June 2017

Term 3 – Saturday 26th August 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017

Newsletter – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017 – Week 9

Credit to Robert Lyons, James Wong-Lyons’ father, for taking this great picture of Leo Edwards in the U9!

TRAINING UPDATE

There is no training for the U6 on Saturday at Dempsey, as they are taking part in friendly games with Centaurs at Turf City, kicking off at 9:00AM.

There is also no training for the U17 who are taking part in a tournament this weekend. For any U17 who would like more information on the tournament please contact Coach Bryan – bryan@sccrugbyacademy.com

WRITING A REVIEW

Have your children and you enjoyed your experience at the Academy? We continue to market the Academy in order to recruit more children across all age groups, and word-of-mouth reviews on our public sites would really help provide interested families with some further colour on the Academy.

If you have a moment, please could we ask you to write a review of the Academy on Facebook and/or on Google?

The link for our Facebook reviews can be found here – Facebook Review

For our Google page, you can write a review here – Google Review

Many thanks for your help!

ON-LINE KIT STORE

Our on-line kit store is finally up and running! To access the store, please click here – SCC Rugby Academy Kit Store

Stock

In stock we have shorts, socks and playing jerseys (for anyone who would like to buy a second jersey).

For touch, we currently just have Touch tops for those who want to buy a second. The new Touch shorts and visors will be available in the store later this month.

We also have a new design training top, which is available from size 6 years to adult 4XL, so parents you can buy a supporters top if you wish. 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 Dempsey at training on Saturday mornings (for rugby), and Sunday mornings (for touch).

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

SCC RUGBY ACADEMY 7s TOURNAMENT

We are pleased to announce the SCC Rugby Academy 7s tournament will be held the weekend of 28th and 29th October 2017, with the finals on the the next weekend (4th and 5th November) during the adult SCC 7s tournament.

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

We are in the process of starting to plan to make it all happen again this year. BUT we need volunteers to help! Would you like to head up the organising committee or become a member? The Academy 7s committee will be fully supported by the main Academy committee and many of the plans and procedures are already in place from last year.

The Head of the Academy 7s organising committee would also sit on the main SCC 7s committee representing the Academy and liaising to make sure both tournaments (our junior and their senior) run smoothly together. Please contact Sarah if you are interested (info@sccrugbyacademy.com). The event is run by volunteers and wouldn’t happen without them!

LIGHT SNACKS AT DEMPSEY

Light snacks will now be available for sale at Dempsey. You will now be able to buy muffins, croissants and hot dogs to go with your coffee or 100 Plus! Prices are:

Muffins – $3

Croissants and Danish Pastries – $3

Hotdogs – $4

Sandwiches – $4

SCC SUMMER HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMP

The Singapore Cricket Club are holding 3 summer holiday sports camps on the following dates for children aged 6 to 14 years.

26th – 30th June 2017

24th – 28th July 2017

31st July – 4th August 2017

There will be professional coaches in attendance covering 8 sports – rugby, basketball, hockey, football, cricket, netball, tennis and squash.

The price of each camp is $550 (SCC members receive a 10% discount. There is also a sibling discount).

For more information on the camps please contact Ricky at info@sccsport.com or call 6338 9271.

NEW ZEALAND RUGBY EXPERIENCE CAMP

10th to 14th JULY 2017

Early Bird Prices till 12th June

The New Zealand Rugby Experience coaches are coming back to Singapore for the fifth consecutive year to run their annual Camp at the Centaurs Sports Park, Turf City from Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July 2017. Five days of action and excitement spent outdoors in learning how to play fun, expansive and all-inclusive rugby. The coaches have all played senior club or provincial rugby within New Zealand and in some cases, international rugby.

The Early Bird prices are in place till 12th June. To ensure your child gets to spend a week outdoors with rugby coaches who bring a wealth of knowledge from their playing days as well as their current experience of coaching, please return the completed forms by post (see details on the registration form) OR scan and email to: dihutchinson@centaursgroup.com

Please click here to download the registration form. Your child will be considered as registered once payment has been received. Payment may be made online into our OCBC bank account or by cheque (details on the registration form).

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know of who may be interested in attending this camp. The camp is open to all children aged from 6 to 18 from all Clubs and Schools.

If you have any questions you can contact Di Hutchinson through the office on +65 6468 9851.

TERM DATES

Term 2 – Saturday 22nd April 2017 to Sunday 25th June 2017

Term 3 – Saturday 26th August 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017

Newsletter – Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017 – Week 8

JRCS RESULTS

Congratulations to all the teams who took part in the JRCS League. We had some great results with the U15 taking the Cup! Final results were:

U15 defeated Centaurs in the Cup Final

U14 had a great game against Titans, but lost out on the Plate

U13 took the Plate as Centaurs conceded

U12 were defeated in the Plate Final by Dragons

U11 were the Plate Final winners after defeating TRC

U10 were Plate winners, defeating Dragons

TRAINING UPDATE

The U13 and U14 will be taking part in friendly games with St Andrew’s Secondary School this Saturday at training. Timings for the U13 and U14 and U15 will be as follows:

U13 – 11:00AM – 12:10PM
U14 – 12:10AM – 1:20PM

Training for the U15 and U17 will be at the normal time, but held on the football pitch.

There is no Touch training this Sunday 11th June as the girls are taking part in a friendly tournament at TRC on Saturday 10th June.

ON-LINE KIT STORE

Our on-line kit store is finally up and running! To access the store, please click here – SCC Rugby Academy Kit Store

Stock

In stock we have shorts, socks and playing jerseys (for anyone who would like to buy a second jersey).

For touch, we currently just have Touch tops for those who want to buy a second. The new Touch shorts and visors will be available in the store later this month.

We also have a new design training top, which is available from size 6 years to adult 4XL, so parents you can buy a supporters top if you wish. 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 Dempsey at training on Saturday mornings (for rugby), and Sunday mornings (for touch).

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

Happy shopping!

SCC RUGBY ACADEMY 7s TOURNAMENT

We are pleased to announce the SCC Rugby Academy 7s tournament will be held the weekend of 28th and 29th October 2017, with the finals on the the next weekend (4th and 5th November) during the adult SCC 7s tournament.

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

We are in the process of starting to plan to make it all happen again this year. BUT we need volunteers to help! Would you like to head up the organising committee or become a member? The Academy 7s committee will be fully supported by the main Academy committee and many of the plans and procedures are already in place from last year.

The Head of the Academy 7s organising committee would also sit on the main SCC 7s committee representing the Academy and liaising to make sure both tournaments (our junior and their senior) run smoothly together. Please contact Sarah if you are interested (info@sccrugbyacademy.com). The event is run by volunteers and wouldn’t happen without them!

 

 

 

LIGHT SNACKS AT DEMPSEY

Light snacks will now be available for sale at Dempsey. You will now be able to buy muffins, croissants and hot dogs to go with your coffee or 100 Plus! Prices are:

Muffins – $3

Croissants and Danish Pastries – $3

Hotdogs – $4

Sandwiches – $4

SCOTLAND vs ITALY

Italy and Scotland go head to head on 10th June 2017, in the first ever official Test match in South East Asia at Singapore’s National Stadium. This historic game promises to be a titanic tussle between two Tier 1 teams, and is by far the biggest single night of live international rugby that fans in Asia can hope to see.

Date: 10th June 2017

Venue: National Stadium

Time: 8pm kick off (gates open at 6.30pm)

Please use the promo code ITASCOSCC when you purchase tickets from Sports Hub Tix to enjoy the discounts below.

10% off Premium tickets

20% off CAT 1 tickets

25% off CAT 2

SCC SUMMER HOLIDAY SPORTS CAMP

The Singapore Cricket Club are holding 3 summer holiday sports camps on the following dates for children aged 6 to 14 years.

26th – 30th June 2017

24th – 28th July 2017

31st July – 4th August 2017

There will be professional coaches in attendance covering 8 sports – rugby, basketball, hockey, football, cricket, netball, tennis and squash.

The price of each camp is $550 (SCC members receive a 10% discount. There is also a sibling discount).

For more information on the camps please contact Ricky at info@sccsport.com or call 6338 9271.

NEW ZEALAND RUGBY EXPERIENCE CAMP

10th to 14th JULY 2017

Early Bird Prices till 12th June

The New Zealand Rugby Experience coaches are coming back to Singapore for the fifth consecutive year to run their annual Camp at the Centaurs Sports Park, Turf City from Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July 2017. Five days of action and excitement spent outdoors in learning how to play fun, expansive and all-inclusive rugby. The coaches have all played senior club or provincial rugby within New Zealand and in some cases, international rugby.

The Early Bird prices are in place till 12th June. To ensure your child gets to spend a week outdoors with rugby coaches who bring a wealth of knowledge from their playing days as well as their current experience of coaching, please return the completed forms by post (see details on the registration form) OR scan and email to: dihutchinson@centaursgroup.com

Please click here to download the registration form. Your child will be considered as registered once payment has been received. Payment may be made online into our OCBC bank account or by cheque (details on the registration form).

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know of who may be interested in attending this camp. The camp is open to all children aged from 6 to 18 from all Clubs and Schools.

If you have any questions you can contact Di Hutchinson through the office on +65 6468 9851.

TERM DATES

Term 2 – Saturday 22nd April 2017 to Sunday 25th June 2017

Term 3 – Saturday 26th August 2017 to Sunday 10th December 2017