Newsletter – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2024 – Week 3

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NEW PITCH ALLOCATIONS FOR SATURDAY THIS WEEKEND

This weekend we are hoping to be able to use the Singapore Recreation Club (SRC) pitch on Saturday in addition to the space we have had over the last two weekend. The pitch allocation for the squads this weekends are included below.

If the weather is bad and there is very heavy rain though, the SRC might close their pitch. If this occurs, we will revert to the pitch allocation from the previous weekends.

KEEP OFF THE ART PLEASE!

You will notice the Light to Night artwork on the Padang for your visual enjoyment! As tempting as it is (shaped as rugby balls and a bouncy castle), it is not intended for rough play and the SCC have asked us to keep everyone off the installements. We do not wish to upset our landlords so please can we ask everyone to keep off the artwork.

Many thanks in advance for your cooperation

U16 MCM STRAITS RUGBY 7s TOURNAMENT

Good luck to our U16 squad who are heading up to Marlborough College in Johor super early on Saturday morning for the MCM Straits Rugby Tournament.

For those taking the bus, it will leave at 6:00AM sharp from car park at Dempsey Hill near De Paulo Restaurant – so please don’t be late!

SURPRISE GUEST AT U11 TRAINING

The U11 were lucky to have a surprise guest at training last Saturday. Leon Lloyd, ex England and Leicester Tiger player, braved the rain to come down to the Padang and give the squad some words of advise. It was a great experience for the players to hear directly from Leon and ask some questions.

Many thanks to Coach Ben Wheeler for organizing the visit.

THE FRY GROUP WEBINAR: NAVIGATING A SUCCESSFUL FINANCIAL FUTURE

The new year is the perfect time to reset. Whether you’re interested in setting clear financial goals, saving to buy a property or for retirement, we invite you to join us for our upcoming webinar dedicated to enhancing your financial wellbeing.

The Fry Group’s Huw Wedlock, Director, and Jack Lear, Financial Planning Manager, will simplify the complexities of financial planning, guiding you back to the fundamentals to help strengthen your financial foundation for the year ahead.

What can I learn from this webinar?

  • The fundamentals of financial wellbeing
  • The key elements of a robust financial plan
  • The power of investing efficiently  

There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A. Please submit any questions you would like answered to events@thefrygroup.co.uk 
 
Kindly register for the webinar below. You will then be sent a confirmation email with all the webinar details. 

Wednesday 7 February 2024

RSVP here: UK 10am / Europe 11am / Dubai 2pm / Asia 6pm

This webinar is suitable for anyone looking to go back to basics to take confident steps toward a secure financial future. Your friends, colleagues, or family members may find this valuable too—please feel free to share this invitation with them.

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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

Marlborough College Malaysia – Rugby 7s Tournament (U12 & U16) – Saturday 27th January 2024

KL Tigers International Tournament – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 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 20st April to 23rd June (no half term breaks) 

Term 3 2024 – Saturday 24th August to Saturday 30th November (half term break 12th/13th October)