Newsletter – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2024 – Week 6

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TRC JUNIOR CUP TOURNAMENT 2024

Congratulations to all the children who took part in the TRC Junior Cup held at Marlborough College Malaysia last weekend. A great time was had by all! Many thanks to TRC for organising a great tournament!

Huge congratulations to the SCC U7 Lions and the SCC U10 Lions who came away as the Cup Champions!

JRCS GAMES AT DEMPSEY

We are going to be very busy on Saturday down at Dempsey, as we are hosting 5 semi-finals games for the JRCS League, in addition to 3 pool games, and of course training! The JRCS games will be played on the rugby pitch all morning, and the two U10 games will be played on half of the football pitch – so there are a few changes to the normal pitch allocations on Saturday (please refer to the allocations below). This will mean that space will be a little tight for training, so we apologize in advance for the tight squeeze!

Good luck to all the boys and girls who are taking part in the games. It is a fantastic achievement to have so many teams in the semi-finals!

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Saturday 25th May

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Sunday 26th May

TITANS RUCK N RUMBLE CLUB T-SHIRTS

For all those who ordered club t-shirts at the Titans Ruck N Rumble tournament earlier this month, these will be available for pick at training from Saturday 25th May. Please drop by the SCC Hut (F&B area) to pick up your order.

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 (U6 and U7), SCC Dempsey – Saturday 8th June

JRCS Minis Tournament (U8 and U9), SCC Dempsey – Saturday 15th June

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

TRC Girls Contact 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 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)