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Congratulations to all the teams at the SCC Rugby Academy BIPO 7s and Touch Tournament! The Academy has a great tournament, with several Plate and Bowl winners, and are through to 13 of the 19 finals this weekend! All the Cup Final games are being played on the Padang this weekend during the Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s.
If you aren’t in the one of the Cup Final teams, but would like to come along and support your team, more information on how to purchase tickets can be found on the SCC7s website
TRAINING TIMES AT THE WEEKENDS
Training is going ahead for all teams on Saturday, and for the Girls Touch U12 and Girls Touch U16 on Sunday.
Girls Touch U10, Girls Touch U14, and all Girls Contact, will not be training this weekend as a number of the girls, and all the coaches, will be at the Cup Finals on the Padang on Sunday.
Training times are as follows:
7:45AM to 9:00AM – U4 (2018 or later)
8:00AM to 9:15AM – U5 (2017)
8:15AM to 9:30AM – U6 (2016)
8:00AM to 9:30AM – U7 (2015) & U8 (2014)
9:15AM to 10:45AM – U9 (2013)
9:30AM to 11:00AM – U10 (2012), U11 (2011) & U12 (2010)
10:45PM to 12:30PM – U13 (2009)
11:00PM to 12:45PM – U14 (2008), U15 (2007) & U16/17 (2006/2005)
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 U12
10:00AM to 11:30AM – Girls Contact U14-U18
KIT – NO KIT THIS WEEKEND AT DEMPSEY
As all the SCC Rugby Academy crew will be at the Padang organizing the finals of our tournament, we are afraid that there will be no-one at Dempsey to hand out shirts to the new joiners. We will be back as normal on Saturday 19th November with tops to hand out.
PITCH MARSHALL VESTS
Many of you will recall the lovely hi viz vests that all staff, pitch marshalls and visiting parents had to wear when entering the SCC Dempsey playing fields during the COVID training era!
If you still have one of those vests at home, please could we ask that you drop it back to us at training. We will be collecting them at the F&B Hut.
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.
WEBINAR: WHAT DOES THE UK AUTUMN STATEMENT MEAN FOR YOU?
Later this month the new UK Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, will deliver a full Autumn statement. It’s widely expected that his announcements will include tax rises and spending cuts, and it’s clear that for the next several years we can expect to see the tax landscape shift to help offset the financial issues shaped by the pandemic, rising global inflation and the cost of living crisis. Understanding how these anticipated tax increases might affect you will be crucial when planning your own finances.
In this webinar Peter Webb, our Head of Tax Advisory, will run through the main points announced in the Autumn statement, and explain what you need to be aware of to avoid being caught out in a changing tax environment.
What can I learn from this webinar?
- What new changes have been announced
- How the Autumn statement will affect you
- Actions you may be able to take to reduce the impact of any changes
- What the current financial situation means for your wider wealth planning
There will also be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.
Two sessions are available to suit your time zone. Please choose the most suitable and register online to receive the webinar link.
Wednesday 23 November 2022
Session 1: UK 5am, Europe 6am, Dubai 9am, Singapore/Hong Kong 1pm
Session 2: UK 10am, Europe 11am, Dubai 2pm, Singapore/Hong Kong 6pm
Please feel free to forward this invitation to friends, colleagues or family members if you feel it would be of interest to them. We look forward to you joining the webinar.
JRCS FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2022
The Festival of Nations, a junior rugby 7 or 10 a-side fun competition, will be held on Sunday 4th of December 2022. It is organised by JRCS and hosted by Tanglin Rugby Club at Turf City. It is a chance for players from all clubs and schools to come together and celebrate another successful year.
Sunday, December 04, 2022
Tanglin Rugby Club pitchesTurf Club Road, Turf City , Singapore 287994
The Festival is open to boys from year of birth 2005 to 2017, and girls from 2004 to 2017. All players are selected to play for 1 of 12 national teams (AUS, ENG, FIJ, FRA, IRE, JAP, NZ, SGP, SCO, SAF, USA, ARG) in an age group specific competition.
FOLLOW THIS LINK IN ORDER TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE FESTIVAL OF NATIONS – SIGN UP HERE
There are no guarantees on which team you’ll end up with, as part of the fun is not knowing until you get there on the day and meet your new team-mates. BUT, the earlier you register the more chance you’ll be with one of the 3 teams you select as part of this registration process.
The entry fee is $55 which buys you a custom made ‘national’ team shirt to keep, a great day playing with new friends, and a chance to round out the rugby year in style!
This event has been a great success in the last few years and we look forward to more of the same this year. Please do sign up early at the registration link above. As you do so, parents, please consider checking the box to volunteer as a national coach.
Lastly, a shout out to our very generous sponsors Singapore Life, Chocolate Finance and Canvas. Many thanks for your continued and awesome support for junior rugby in Singapore.
Have a look at the videos from FoN 2018 and 2019 to get a taster of what’s to come:
KIT FOR GAMES AND TOURNAMENTS
If your team is taking part in games, please 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 despite the trying times of the last 2 years, and we need to honour their contribution and support by wearing the tops that they have sponsored for us.
BBQ AND LIGHT SNACKS AT DEMPSEY
Don’t forget that BBQ and light snacks are now available for sale at the F&B Hut at Dempsey. You will now be able to buy bacon sandwiches, burgers, muffins, sandwiches and hot dogs to go with your coffee! They accept PAYNOW or CASH only, or you can sign on your account if you are a Singapore Cricket Club member.
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 7s and Touch Tournament 2022 – 4th to 6th November (with finals being held at the SCC7s Tournament on the weekend of 12th and 13th November)
Centaurs Tournament – 26th and 27th November 2022
TRC Girls Contact Tournament – 3rd December 2022
KL Tigers International Rugby 10’s 2023 – 11th and 12th February 2023
Term 3 – Saturday 27th August 2022 to 11th December 2022 (with no training on 15th and 16th October for half term)