Newsletter – Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February 2024 – Week 5

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JRCS LEAGUE GAMES

The JRCS League games for the U10 through to U18 start this weekend, 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.

PITCH VENUES FOR THIS WEEKEND

This weekend, the SCC cricket section will be using the main SCC Padang on both Saturday and Sunday so we have had to update the venues for training. Timings for all training remains the same.

On Saturday, training will be held on the Singapore Recreation Club side of the Padang. Please see the pitch allocations below.

As mentioned, there will be a cricket match on the SCC side of the Padang, so please DO NOT walk across the grass in this area.

On Sunday, Girls Touch and Girls Contact will be held at MOE CCAB Evans Road Stadium. Location of the grounds is included below.

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

SEEKING DONATIONS FOR CAMBODIA

The girls contact team, Valkyries, will be heading to Cambodia in March to work with the Kampuchea Ballop Initiative and their mission to support underprivileged and/or disabled children in Cambodia in their development through sport and in particular rugby. They will also be visiting a school where children are rescued from foraging on the rubbish tips.

They would appreciate your help through donations, big and small!! The items below are what they are in need of:

  • sports tops
  • ⁠sports shorts
  • ⁠rugby boots
  • ⁠pencil cases
  • ⁠pens
  • ⁠pencils
  • ⁠rulers
  • ⁠sharpeners
  • ⁠erasers

Nick Carlsen, coach with the U12 on Saturday, and Girls Contact on Sunday, will be collecting any items you can donate.

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. Please keep the old tops with the old logos just for training.

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.

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DATES FOR THE DIARY

KL Tigers International Tournament – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 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)