Newsletter – Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2024 – Week 9

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JRCS GRAND FINALS – CONGRATULATIONS!

The last of the JRCS League finals were played at SCC Dempsey last Saturday, and the U10 SCC Lions came away at the cup champions! Congratulations to all the boys and girls who took part in the JRCS League this year. This has been the SCC Rugby Academy’s most successful year! We made it to 7 finals – and we won 7 finals!

Our final results at the JRCS League 2024 were:

  • U10 – SCC Lions
  • U11 – SCC Lions
  • U12 – SCC Lions
  • U13 – SCC Lions
  • U14A – SCC Lions
  • U14B – SCC Tigers
  • U16 – SCC Gold

Amazing performances by all involved – congratulations to players, coaches and parents!

JRCS MINI TOURNAMENTS @ SCC DEMPSEY

This Saturday it’s the U8 and U9’s turn for the JRCS Mini Tournament at the SCC Rugby Academy. The tournament will be held from 12:30PM to 3:00PM on the Rugby Pitch at SCC Dempsey.

If you see anyone looking lost, please help to point them in the right direction!

Have fun everyone!

LIMITED PARKING AT SCC DEMPSEY CAR PARK

With both SCC Rugby Academy and SCC Cricket Academy training, a cricket game, and the JRCS Minis Tournament, we recommend that you DO NOT PARK IN THE SMALL SCC DEMPSEY CAR PARK. The car park will be very full and we can guarantee that there will be chaos! We recommend parking behind De Paulo at Dempsey Hill, and accessing the fields via the staircase that runs beside Siri House.

Please note that the path leading from the car park to the playing fields at SCC Dempsey (that runs past the cricket nets) is for pedestrians only. There is no access to cars on this path, and parking is not allowed on the grass verge by this path.

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Saturday 15th June

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Sunday 16th June

ICE POPS ARE BACK!

We are very pleased to announce that ice pops are back on sale at the F&B Shack this Saturday for the JRCS Minis Tournament that we are hosting at Dempsey.

Ice pops are $2 each.

SPONSOR UPDATE: THE FRY GROUP BECOMES PROGENY

THE SCC RUGBY ACADEMY HOODY

The SCC Rugby Academy black hoody is now available in our online store while stocks last! Perfect for the upcoming holidays, and that cold air-conditioning at school!

The hoody has a sweatshirt outer with a soft fleece lining, and is available in Kids Size 6 all the way up to Adults 3XL, so get your order in quickly in time for the summer holiday.

TITANS RUCK N RUMBLE CLUB T-SHIRTS

For all those who ordered club t-shirts at the Titans Ruck N Rumble tournament earlier this month, these are now available to pick up at training. Please drop by the SCC Hut (F&B area) to pick up your order.

SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB SUMMER HOLIDAY FOOTBALL CAMP

The Singapore Cricket Club are running summer football camps this June and July, and are offering SCC Rugby Academy a sign up discount. Further information on the camps is included below, however if you have any more questions, please drop Wendy Foo at the Singapore Cricket Club a message – wendy.foo@scc.org.sg

Sign up below for this four-day camp which will be a fun-filled and enriching experience for this holiday!

SIGN UP HERE FOR THE FOOTBALL CAMP

Camp
Day: The camp will be for 4 days, from Monday to Thursday

Dates
Dates for the camp are:

  • Monday 10 June – Thursday 13 June
  • Monday 17 June – Thursday 20 June
  • Monday 8 July – Thursday 11 July
  • Monday 15 July – Thursday 18 July

Time
0830hrs to 1230hrs

(Min 5 players to start) 

Location
Singapore Cricket Club, Dempsey Field, 71G Loewen Road, Singapore 248846

Age
Boys and Girls aged 5 to 14 years old

About the Camp
Join us to level up your skills and have a blast this Summer

The programme is designed for players aged 5 – 14 years who want to improve their individual and team skills while having loads of fun!

Cost:

$320 + GST (SCC Member or current SCC Rugby Academy player) per week
$350 + GST (Guest) per week 

Early bird discount

– 5% Early bird discount if you register before 8 June 2024

– a further 10% discount if you register with a sibling or friend!

*Light snacks will be provided

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.

KIT

If your team is taking part in games or tournaments, 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 tops which have our sponsors latest logos on them (the two logos on the left). Please keep the old tops with the old logos just for training (for clarity, the old logos have the lighter blue in them).

We need to honour our sponsors contribution and support by wearing the tops that they have sponsored for us.

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WEATHER UPDATES

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Please make sure you check our Facebook page for the status of training if there is heavy rain, and/or thunder and lightning.

Join our Facebook page at SCC Rugby Academy Facebook

You do not need to be signed up to Facebook to view this page as our page is public and open to all.

DATES FOR THE DIARY

JRCS Minis Tournament (U8 and U9), SCC Dempsey – Saturday 15th June

JRCS Minis Tournament (U6 and U7), SCC Dempsey – Saturday 7th September

RCS Minis Tournament (U8 and U9), SCC Dempsey – Saturday 14th September

TRC Cup, Marlborough College, Johor – Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2024

SCC Rugby Academy 7s and Touch Tournament – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2024

SCC Rugby Academy 7s and Touch Tournament Finals – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2024

TRC Girls Contact Cup, Marlborough College, Johor – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2024

TRC Touch Tournament, Marlborough College, Johor – Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2024

TRAINING TIMES AT THE WEEKENDS

SATURDAY

7:45AM to 9:00AM – U4 (2020 or later) 

8:00AM to 9:15AM – U5 (2019)  

8:15AM to 9:30AM – U6 (2018) 

8:00AM to 9:30AM – U7 (2017) & U8 (2016)

9:15AM to 10:45AM – U9 (2015) 

9:30AM to 11:00AM – U10 (2014), U11 (2013) & U12 (2012)

10:45PM to 12:30PM – U13 (2011)

11:00PM to 12:45PM – U14 (2010), U16 (2009/2008), U18 (2007 & 2006)

SUNDAY

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

TERM DATES FOR 2024

Term 2 2024 – Saturday 20th April to 23rd June (no half term breaks) 

Term 3 2024 – Saturday 24th August to Saturday 30th November (half term break 12th/13th October)