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This will be the last training weekend of term for the rugby club, and we would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a good Easter break! Term 2 will kick off on the weekend of Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April.
For those of you who are leaving Singapore, we wish you all the best in your new endeavours!
IF YOU ARE LEAVING THE SCC RUGBY ACADEMY, PLEASE DROP SARAH AN EMAIL AT INFO@SCCRUGBYACADEMY.COM SO SHE CAN UPDATE OUR RECORDS, AND WE DON’T PESTER YOU WITH ACADEMY NEWS AND TRAINING FEE DEMANDS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TOUCH GIRLS
Our Touch girls had a great tournament at Marlborough College in Malaysia last weekend:
Touch U10 girls were Cup champions 🏆
Touch U12 girls were cup runners up, fighting all the way to drop off to 3 players 🥈
Touch U14 girls achieved third placing 🥉
Touch U16 girls stood their ground in the Cup Final to a draw, only losing narrowly in extra time at the death, to achieve Cup runners up 🥈
Well done to all coaches, players and parents!
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
BLACK AND YELLOW, BLACK AND YELLOW!!
We are excited to have black and yellow Signature gum guards from Australia available for sale at training on Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th March, whilst stocks last!
The gum guards come in 2 sizes:
- Youth (9 to 12 years)
- Teen (12 to 17 years)
If you would like a gum guard in SCC Rugby Academy colours, we will have them for sale in the F&B Hut on Saturday mornings on the 18th and 25th March. They are $20 (cash only please).
CALLING ALL COACHES!
We have new lightweight shorts for any coaches who would like a pair! These shorts are longer in the leg than the previous coaches shorts, and have 2 zipped pockets. Just drop by the F&B Hut at training on Saturday morning and grab a pair. At the moment we can only provide one pair per coach to ensure we have enough shorts for everyone.
THE FRY GROUP WEBINAR: UNPACKING THE SPRING BUDGET
Earlier this month, Jeremy Hunt delivered his second major fiscal statement as UK Chancellor, surprising everyone with very significant pension reforms.
He began by stating his plans were working, and the UK economy is now on track. This was supported by confirmation from the Office of Budget Responsibility that the UK won’t enter a “technical recession” this year. Other points from Mr Hunt’s statement gave households fresh support with their energy bills, childcare, and a range of funding packages to boost economic growth.
Join Peter Webb, Head of Tax Advisory at The Fry Group, who will explain what new changes have been announced as he unpacks the 2023 Spring Budget.
What can I learn from this webinar?
- How the Spring Budget will affect you
- Pension reforms and the impact on your retirement planning
- A reminder of the main tax changes outlined in the Autumn Statement that will affect you for the new tax year
There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A. Please submit any questions you would like answered to email@example.com
Kindly register for your preferred session for the webinar below. You will then be sent a confirmation email with all the webinar details.
Thursday 6 April 2023
UK 6am / Europe 7am / Dubai 9am / Asia 1pm
Session 2: UK 11am / Europe 12pm / 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.
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.
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 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.
We need to honour our sponsors 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.
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
Titans Ruck n Rumble – 7th – 9th April
HSBC 7s – 8th and 9th April
TRC Junior Cup (U5 to U10) – Saturday 20th May full day + Sunday 21st May morning
TERM DATES FOR 2023
Term 1 – Saturday 14th January to Sunday 26th March (CNY break 21st/22nd January)
Term 2 – Saturday 22nd April to 25th June (no half term breaks)
Term 3 – Saturday 26th August to Sunday 3rd December (half term break 14th/15th October)