Newsletter – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February 2023 – Week 5

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What a weekend the SCC Rugby Academy had at the KL Tigers International Tournament in Malaysia last weekend. Not only did the Academy have some of the best results we have ever had, all the children, and their parents, had an incredibly fun weekend!


U6 – had fun!
U7 – Cup Final silver
U8 – lost out in Shield Final
U9 – Cup Final winners
U10 – Cup Final winners without conceding any points!
U11 – Cup Final winners
U12 – Cup Final winners
U13 – Cup Final silver to Singapore Baas Baas (which included 3 Academy players)
U14 – Plate Final
U16 – Shield Final winner
U18 – Plate Final silver

GTU12 – Cup Final winners
GTU15 – Cup Final silver


Congratulations to all the children (and coaches!) at the KL Tigers tournament – the SCC Rugby Academy had one of our most successful tournaments yet!

As has become our tradition, we held our Saturday Awards Dinner at the Out of Africa restaurant, and the following children were awarded Player of the Day:

  • U6 – Toby Carter and Benji Madsen
  • U7 – Bodhi Freilich
  • U8 – Dylan Arnold
  • U9 – Barnaby Burrowes
  • U10 – Troy Maade
  • U11 – Henry Montgomery
  • U12 – Riley Munro
  • U13 – KT Yap
  • U14 – Sasha Dikov
  • U16 – Matias Furlong
  • U18 – Aldrick Au
  • Girls Touch U12 – Natasha Chew and Zara Jones
  • Girls Touch U15 – Akane Halle


The JRCS League games for the U10 through to U17 will 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.


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


Save the date on Saturday 11th March for the SCC Rugby Academy Parents Social! The parents social is always a fun evening and a fantastic chance to meet and catch up with other parents and coaches who make up the Academy. This year our Parents Social will be held at the Singapore Cricket Club overlooking the iconic Padang.

Tickets can be purchased by email. Just drop Sarah an email at and let her know how many tickets you would like. Payment can be made by bank transfer, or it can be added to your child’s TeamSnap account if you would like to pay by PayPal. Once paid for, we can then send you your e-tickets.

So come and join us for an evening of drinks, chat, curry buffet, raffle and a rugby quiz!

Date and time: Saturday, March 11th 2023, 7.15pm

Venue: Singapore Cricket Club, Padang Restaurant

Dress code: Smart casual

Ticket price: $90 per person

Spaces are limited, so book your tickets early!


SCC Rugby Academy Coach Nick Kehoe, who has 2 boys in the U10, will be solo swimming the 19.7km Rottnest Channel Swim off the coast of Western Australia on February 25th 2023 in order to raise $10,000 for Breast Cancer Research Centre WA.

Nicholas Kehoe in Rottnest Channel Swim 2023

Any support via donations would be greatly welcome, and please do share Nick’s brave endeavour with your friends and family. 

We all wish Nick the best of luck!


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


With life expectancies rising, you might have already considered whether you’ll have enough income to support your retirement plans. Whatever your plans look like it will be important to plan ahead, consider when you want to retire, and examine whether your pensions and savings can support your chosen lifestyle in later years.
Join our financial experts for a discussion about what you need to think about as you approach the end of your formal career, some of the common questions and concerns that arise, and how to ensure your financial plans deliver the freedom and stability you need. 

What can I learn from this webinar?

•    How much capital you may need to support your lifestyle
•    The potential sources of income to consider in retirement
•    Understanding what income options are available through pensions
•    The effects of inflation on investments and income
•    How to minimise the effect of tax on your retirement income There will also be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

Kindly register for your preferred session for the webinar below. You will then be sent a confirmation email with all the webinar details.  Wednesday 22 February 2023

Session 1: UK 5am / Europe 6am / Dubai 9am / Asia 1pm 

Session 2: UK 10am / Europe 11am / Dubai 2pm / Asia 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.

The Fry Group of companies comprises – Wilfred T Fry Ltd (company number: 00212927), Wilfred T Fry (Executor and Trustee) Ltd (company number: 00358067), British Taxpayers Association Ltd (company no: 00251284), Harris Stewart Ltd (company no: 07650065) and Wilfred T Fry (Personal Financial Planning) Ltd (company number: 00913711) regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under regulatory number 114402, all registered in England and Wales. The Fry Group (H.K.) Limited (company number: 1380590) registered in Hong Kong, licensed to conduct investment advisory and asset management in Hong Kong by the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC) under CE number ATY965, and as an insurance broker by the Insurance Authority (IA) under licence number FB1207. The Fry Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (company number: 201506546H) registered in Singapore, authorised to act as a financial adviser by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) under licence number FA100057. The Fry Group (Belgium) SA (company number: BE 0457 936 109) registered in Belgium and regulated by the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) in Belgium under registration number 23345 A to provide insurance advice. Wilfred T Fry (Personal Financial Planning) Limited – The Fry Group (DIFC Branch), (company number: CL3102) registered in Dubai and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) under registration number F005071.


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.


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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.

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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.

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.


SCC Rugby Academy Parents Social (details to follow) – 11th March 2023

Marlborough College Malaysia Touch Straits – 18th March 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)