JRCS LEAGUE GAMES
The JRCS League games for the U10 through to U17 are continuing this term, and will go until Term 2. Each weekend we will be hosting some games at Dempsey, as well a few our teams may be playing away. Your coaches will keep you updated on what your squad is doing through TeamSnap and/or WhatsApp.
In order to fit everyone in, on some weekends we may have to adjust which pitch your squad uses for training. Your coach will notify you of any changes before training so look out for any messages from them.
TRAINING TIMES AT THE WEEKENDS
Training times are as follows:
7:45AM to 9:00AM – U4 (2019 or later)
8:00AM to 9:15AM – U5 (2018)
8:15AM to 9:30AM – U6 (2017)
8:00AM to 9:30AM – U7 (2016) & U8 (2015)
9:15AM to 10:45AM – U9 (2014)
9:30AM to 11:00AM – U10 (2013), U11 (2012) & U12 (2011)
10:45PM to 12:30PM – U13 (2010)
11:00PM to 12:45PM – U14 (2009), U15 (2008) & U16/17 (2007/2006)
8:00AM to 9.30AM – Girls Touch U10, Girls Touch U12, Girls Touch U14, Girls Touch U16 & Girls Touch U18
10:00AM to 11:00AM – Girls Contact U10-U12
10:00AM to 11:30AM – Girls Contact U14-U18
SUPPORTING THE CARAROO FOUNDATION IN MANILA
The donations that we collected at the end of last term have arrived at the Cararoo Foundation in Manila! The kids have a monthly rugby event and this month they were kitted out in gear from the SCC Rugby Academy! Thank you!
Some of your coaches will be playing at the forthcoming Manila 10s and will get to meet the Cararoo kids again after three long years!
More information on the charity that we support can be found at https://www.cararoofoundation.com.au/
CONGRATULATIONS TO SCC
Congratulations to the Singapore Cricket Club for a very successful adults rugby season. The SCC Lions brought home two trophies and the SCC 1st XV brought home one. The SCC Rugby Academy has several coaches and ex-players playing for both teams.
NEW TRAINING T-SHIRTS
We are very excited to launch the latest design for our training t-shirts, which are available from our online store in all sizes, both adult and kids sizes, for $40 – SCC Rugby Academy On-line Kit Store
IMPORTANT – MICROSPORIDIA HEALTH ADVISORY
With the recent very wet and muddy conditions, we would like to remind parents, and players, to ensure they wash their faces with water after playing in muddy conditions.
Microsporidia are spore-forming single-cell intracellular parasites. Since the early 2000s, microsporidia keratoconjunctivitis has been increasingly reported in Singapore, mostly after eye contact with wet soil or mud during outdoor activities. The main presenting signs and symptoms are eye redness, pain/foreign body sensation, photosensitivity and blurred vision.
All players who have been in contact with soil or mud should maintain good personal hygiene. We would encourage the children to bring extra water to wash their faces if they come into contact with mud, and to use different towels for the face and body immediately after training. If your child will use them, you may wish to keep eye drops in your children’s bag so they can apply them after training.
Do seek early medical consultation (e.g. an eye specialist) should your child experience symptoms such as itchy and painful red eyes with discharge occurring from two days up to three weeks after being in contact with soil or mud.
LIGHT SNACKS AT DEMPSEY
Don’t forget that light snacks are available for sale at the F&B Hut at Dempsey. You will now be able to buy muffins, sandwiches and hot dogs to go with your coffee! Please note that you now pay by PayNow and cash, or you can sign on your account if you are a Singapore Cricket Club member.
As rugby and touch get back into the swing of things, with the lifting of the restrictions from the past two years, we are very excited to be taking part in many tournaments and friendly games with our fellow junior clubs. If your team is taking part in games, we would kindly ask that you ensure that your child is wearing their full and up-to-date kit. They must wear the latest playing jersey/touch top that they were given which have our sponsors latest logos on them. Please keep the old tops with the old logos just for training.
Our sponsors have generously stood by us during the past 2 years, and we need to honour their contribution and support by wearing the tops that they have sponsored for us.
With the recent rainy conditions, please make sure you check our Facebook page for the status of training if there is heavy rain, and/or thunder and lightning.
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DATES FOR THE DIARY
SCC Rugby Academy Parents Social – 11th March 2023
Marlborough College Malaysia Touch Straits – 18th March 2023
Titans Ruck n Rumble – 7th – 9th April 2023
HSBC 7s – 8th and 9th April 2023
Term 1 – Saturday 14 January to Sunday 26 March (CNY break 21/22 January)
Term 2 – Saturday 22 April to 25 June (no half term breaks)
Term 3 – Saturday 26 August to Sunday 3 December (half term break 14/15 October)