KIT – PLAYING SHIRTS ARE IN STOCK!
We know that many of the newly registered children are waiting on their playing jerseys, and we are very pleased to confirm that we now have all sizes in stock. Please drop by the F&B Hut at Dempsey at training on Saturday morning to collect your child’s jersey if they did not receive one when you registered them this term.
TRAINING TIMES AT THE WEEKENDS
Training times are as follows:
7:45AM to 9:00AM – U4 (2018 or later)
8:00AM to 9:15AM – U5 (2017)
8:15AM to 9:30AM – U6 (2016)
8:00AM to 9:30AM – U7 (2015) & U8 (2014)
9:15AM to 10:45AM – U9 (2013)
9:30AM to 11:00AM – U10 (2012), U11 (2011) & U12 (2010)
10:45PM to 12:30PM – U13 (2009)
11:00PM to 12:45PM – U14 (2008), U15 (2007) & U16/17 (2006/2005)
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 U12
10:00AM to 11:30AM – Girls Contact U14-U18
Due to popular demand, and many families being away for half term holidays, we will be holding the boot swap again at training this weekend, Saturday 29th October. If you have any boots at home that no longer fit, just bring them in and swap them for a pair that do! Any boots that are left over will be given to charity.
Please don’t forget to give the boots a clean before you bring them down, and also tie the laces together to make it easier for them to remain a pair!
SOCKS AND SHORTS FOR SALE
We will also be selling the socks and shorts again at training. Socks sizes range from S to L, and the shorts are available in Kids Size 12 (waist size 26 inches) and up. Socks are $15 and shorts are $30. PLEASE NOTE WE ACCEPT CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY.
We also have a few 10th Anniversary polo shirts left over in a variety of sizes. These will be for sale for $16.
PITCH MARSHALL VESTS
Many of you will recall the lovely hi viz vests that all staff, pitch marshalls and visiting parents had to wear when entering the SCC Dempsey playing fields during the COVID training era!
If you still have one of those vests at home, please could we ask that you drop it back to us at training. We will be collecting them at the F&B Hut.
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.
JRCS FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2022
The Festival of Nations, a junior rugby 7 or 10 a-side fun competition, will be held on Sunday 4th of December 2022. It is organised by JRCS and hosted by Tanglin Rugby Club at Turf City. It is a chance for players from all clubs and schools to come together and celebrate another successful year.
Sunday, December 04, 2022
Tanglin Rugby Club pitchesTurf Club Road, Turf City , Singapore 287994
The Festival is open to boys from year of birth 2005 to 2017, and girls from 2004 to 2017. All players are selected to play for 1 of 12 national teams (AUS, ENG, FIJ, FRA, IRE, JAP, NZ, SGP, SCO, SAF, USA, ARG) in an age group specific competition.
FOLLOW THIS LINK IN ORDER TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR THE FESTIVAL OF NATIONS – SIGN UP HERE
There are no guarantees on which team you’ll end up with, as part of the fun is not knowing until you get there on the day and meet your new team-mates. BUT, the earlier you register the more chance you’ll be with one of the 3 teams you select as part of this registration process.
The entry fee is $55 which buys you a custom made ‘national’ team shirt to keep, a great day playing with new friends, and a chance to round out the rugby year in style!
This event has been a great success in the last few years and we look forward to more of the same this year. Please do sign up early at the registration link above. As you do so, parents, please consider checking the box to volunteer as a national coach.
Lastly, a shout out to our very generous sponsors Singapore Life, Chocolate Finance and Canvas. Many thanks for your continued and awesome support for junior rugby in Singapore.
Have a look at the videos from FoN 2018 and 2019 to get a taster of what’s to come:
KIT FOR GAMES AND TOURNAMENTS
If your team is taking part in games, please 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 despite the trying times of the last 2 years, and we need to honour their contribution and support by wearing the tops that they have sponsored for us.
BBQ AND LIGHT SNACKS AT DEMPSEY
Don’t forget that BBQ and light snacks are now available for sale at the F&B Hut at Dempsey. You will now be able to buy bacon sandwiches, burgers, muffins, sandwiches and hot dogs to go with your coffee! They accept PAYNOW or CASH only, or you can sign on your account if you are a Singapore Cricket Club member.
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 7s and Touch Tournament 2022 – 4th to 6th November (with finals being held at the SCC7s Tournament on the weekend of 12th and 13th November)
Centaurs Tournament – 26th and 27th November 2022
TRC Girls Contact Tournament – 3rd December 2022
KL Tigers International Rugby 10’s 2023 – 11th and 12th February 2023
Term 3 – Saturday 27th August 2022 to 11th December 2022 (with no training on 15th and 16th October for half term)