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DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TO THE SCC RUGBY ACADEMY ANNUAL PARENTS SOCIAL
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 email@example.com 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, Gilmour Room
Dress code: Smart casual
Ticket price: $90 per person
Spaces are limited, so book your tickets early!
SEMIFINALS DAY ON THE PADANG
Come on down to the Padang this Saturday 25th February for a great afternoon of rugby. The SCC are playing in the SRU Premiership semi finals, and there will also be exhibition matches for the SCC Rugby Academy against Centaurs and TRC. And there will be a pitch side bar if you get a little thirsty!
JRCS LEAGUE GAMES
The JRCS League games for the U10 through to U17 started last 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 AT THE WEEKENDS
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
THE BEST OF LUCK TO COACH NICK KEHOE WHO IS SWIMMING THE ROTTNEST CHANNEL SWIM
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!
NEW TRAINING T-SHIRTS
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
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.
LIGHT SNACKS AT DEMPSEY
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.
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 Parents Social – 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)