Newsletter – Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2023 – Week 6

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We have a very busy weekend ahead of us, starting off with the TRC Rentokil Cup Tournament for the U11 to U17, and one U10 team playing up in the U11 competition. We also have a few of our Girls Contact players joining the tournament in the Valkyries U12 team. This will be the last TRC Cup to be played at Turf City, which has been TRC’s home for over 15 years, and we hope it will be an enjoyable and memorable one.

The U8 and U9 will also be busy this Saturday as they are taking part in the next JRCS Mini Tournament hosted by Dragons at UWC East.

Good luck to all the players on the pitch this weekend – play hard and have fun!

TRAINING TIMES AT THE WEEKENDS

SATURDAY

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), U17 (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

JRCS FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2023 – SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

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The JRCS Festival of Nations 2023 (FON) has been confirmed for Sunday 26th November. The link to sign up is now live and availalbe here:

SIGN UP HERE FOR THE FESTIVAL OF NATIONS

The JRCS Festival of Nations is a festival of rugby where players from all clubs and schools are mixed up into country specific teams, playing against old friends and making new friends, for a fun day of rugby.

It is a brilliant way to celebrate another season of rugby and will be a great send-off for Turf City which has hosted the FON since its inception.

Places will be limited so sign up early and enjoy the early bird discount before 1st October of $45 which includes a country-specific shirt to keep.

Please note due to limited pitch availability at this stage, the organizers will be running the event for U6 to U14. 

Tournament Venue: Centaurs Sports park • 200 Turf Club Road , Singapore  287994

The tournament is organized by JRCS Festival of Nationals

SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB INTERNATIONAL RUGBY 7S 2023

The SCC International Rugby 7s will be held this year from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November, with teams from Fiji, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Borneo joining three Singapore sides to battle it out on the Padang.

With the finals of the SCC Rugby Academy 7s and Touch tournament being played during the SCC international 7s, this tournament always proves to be a fantastic family weekend filled with exciting rugby.

Tickets and corporate hospitality packages are now on sale. Please contact scc7s@scc.org.sg for more information or bookings.

SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB SEVENS LONG LUNCH

The Singapore Cricket Club Rugby Section will be hosting their infamous Long Lunch in the run up to the annual SCC International Rugby 7s tournament. Ex-internationals Andy Powell (Wales) and Brendan Laney (Scotland) to add some tall tales and entertaining stories.

Please contact SportsDept@scc.org.sg for more information or if you would like to book a table.

DON’T FORGET YOUR CASH FOR ICE POPS!

Ice Pops are back on sale at the F&B Hut at Dempsey on Saturdays. They are $2 each – CASH ONLY PLEASE. Please bring the exact change if possible, as it only takes one person paying with $50 or $100 for one ice pop to wipe out all our change. Thank you!

KEEP HYDRATED

With the hot and humid weather, it’s very easy to become dehydrated, especially if you have been on holiday in cooler climates and may not have acclimatized yet. This is particularly so for the young, and those partaking in outdoor activities – such as rugby and touch!

Dehydration affects our brain’s ability to regulate body temperature, and by the time we experience actual thirst, our brains are already partially dehydrated.

Please make sure your children hydrate well before they come down to training, ensure that they have a full water bottle with them, and encourage them to take sips regularly even if they don’t feel thirsty. If they run out of water, there is water pitch side where they can refill their bottles.

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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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LIGHT SNACKS AT DEMPSEY

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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.

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.

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

JRCS Minis Tournament (U8 and U9) @ Dragons (UWC East) – Saturday 30th September

Rentokil Initial TRC Cup (U11 to U17) – Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October

JRCS Minis Tournament (U6 and U7) @ Dragons (UWC East) – Saturday 14th October

Wests Scarborough Rugby Tour (U14) @ SCC Dempsey – Sunday 22nd October

SCC Rugby Academy 7s and Touch Tournament – Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October (finals to be held at the SCC7s the weekend after)

JRCS Minis Tournament (U6 and U7) @ Titans RFC (UWCSEA Dover) – Sunday 12th November

JRCS Minis Tournament (U8 and U9) @ Titans RFC (UWCSEA Dover) – Sunday 19th November

TRC Girls Contact Cup – Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November

TRC Touch Tournament – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 

JRCS Festival of Nations 2023 – Sunday 26th November

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) 

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 Sunday 1st December (half term break 12th/13th October)