Newsletter – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2024 – Week 7

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KL TIGERS INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT 2024

This weekend we have 18 teams heading to KL for the KL Tigers International Tournament 2024. This year is our biggest entry yet into the tournament, and we have teams from U7 through to U18, and Girls Touch U12 through to U18 taking part. The KL tour always proves to be a great experience, and we wish all the girls and boys good luck, have fun and enjoy yourselves!

For those not joining the tour, there is still training on this weekend for all groups on both Saturday and Sunday.

PITCH VENUES FOR THIS WEEKEND

We are back at Dempsey this weekend for all age groups on both Saturday and Sunday.

Please take note of the important information below regarding access to Dempsey

1) The back stairs leading from Dempsey Hill restaurants (next to Siri House) are currently closed and there is STRICTLY NO ACCESS to the pitches. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ACCESS THE PITCHES VIA THIS ROUTE. 

2) Access to the playing fields is only from Loewen Road through the SCC Dempsey car park. The car park will be VERY FULL so we recommend still parking at Dempsey Hill restaurants and walking around from there.

3) No vehicles may park along the road or verge of the track that leads to the rugby field from the car park. This track has been barricaded off. 

4) A section of the football pitch will be out of bounds as this is still undergoing work. The area will be marked off with rope or cones. PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO THIS AREA.

5) There is a large blue water tank just past the containers near the rugby pitch. This area is out of bounds and will be marked off. PLEASE DO NOT GO INTO THIS AREA. 

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Saturday 2nd March

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Sunday 3rd March

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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DATES FOR THE DIARY

KL Tigers International Tournament – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2024

TRC Junior Cup (U6 to U10), Marlborough College, Johor – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2024

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

Girls Contact TRC 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 1 2024 – Saturday 13th January to Sunday 25th March (CNY break 10th/11th February) 

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)