Newsletter – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2024 – Week 9

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PITCH VENUES FOR THIS WEEKEND

We are glad to confirm that we are back at Dempsey for all age groups on both Saturday and Sunday. Half of the football pitch is still out of bounds, but we have been told that we should have full access to both pitches by next weekend.

Please take note of the important information below regarding access to Dempsey

1) The car park will be VERY FULL so we recommend parking at Dempsey Hill restaurants and accessing the playing fields via the staircase beside Siri House restaurant.

2) A section of the football pitch will be out of bounds as this is still undergoing work. The area will be marked off with rope or cones. PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO THIS AREA.

3) There is a large blue water tank just past the containers near the rugby pitch. This area is out of bounds and will be marked off. PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO THIS AREA. 

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Saturday 16th March

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Sunday 17th March

JRCS GAMES AT SCC DEMPSEY THIS WEEKEND

BAKE SALE AND BOOT SWAP – SATURDAY 16th MARCH

BAKE SALE

We will be holding a Bake Sale this Saturday 16th March in order to raise money for the Wheelchair Rugby Association (Singapore).

Please could we ask you to bring cakes, biscuits, and other goodies in, and treat your kids to a tasty snack after training! 

Thanks to everyone’s amazing generosity at our last bake sale, we raised more than $2,000 which was enough to buy one new wheelchair for Wheelchair Rugby. It would be wonderful if we could do the same this time, so please bake and eat generously!!

BOOT SWAP

We will be holding a boot swap at the bake sale. 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 left over will be given to charity.

Please don’t forget to give the boots a clean before you bring them down, and also tie the laces together to make it easier for them to remain a pair!

JRCS MINI TOURNAMENTS

This Sunday 17th March, Titans will be holding the JRCS Fun Mini Tournament for the U8 and U9. The U8 will start the tournament, kicking off at 8:00AM, and the U9 will then start at 10:30AM.

Titans have asked us to warn those attending on Sunday morning that the UWC Dover Security Gate could be a choke point for walk in and drivers in the morning due to the school security protocol for their campus, so please arrive early. Titans have provided a 1 day activity pass for players visiting UWC Dover for the Fun Tournament (below). Just show the pass at the UWC Dover security gate and they will let you enter without having to sign in.

Pitch Layout for JRCS Mini Tournament, Titans UWC Dover, 17 March 2024

SRU LEAGUE GRAND FINALS THIS WEEKEND!

Come and support your coaches and ex Academy players at the Singapore Rugby Union Grand Finals this weekend!

Date: Saturday 16th March

Venue: Jurong West Stadium

Shield Final

SCC Lions vs Bucks 2nd XV

1:00pm Kick Off

Cup Final

SCC 1st XV vs Bucks 1st XV

5:00pm Kick Off

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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DATES FOR THE DIARY

JRCS Minis Tournament U8 & U9, UWC Dover – Sunday 17th March 2024

Titans Ruck’N’Rumble 2024

  • Boys U16 and 18, UWC Dover – Tuesday 30th April 2024
  • Mixed U10, U11, U12, Boys U13, U14, UWC Dover – Wednesday 1st May 2024
  • Girls U12, U14, U16, Kallang Football Hub – Friday 3rd May 2024
  • Mixed U6, U7, U8 and U9, Kallang Football Hub – Saturday 4th May, 2024

TRC Junior Cup (U6 to U10), Marlborough College, Johor – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2024

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

Girls Contact TRC 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 1 2024 – Saturday 13th January to Sunday 25th March (CNY break 10th/11th February) 

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)