Newsletter – Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019 – Week 2

Photo credit: Adrian Chew


The U6 and U7 are at Centaurs on Saturday morning playing in a friendly tournament, so there will be no training for them at Dempsey.


If you have left Singapore, or your child is just taking a break from the Academy this term, please don’t forget to drop a note to Sarah at so we can update TeamSnap and the team lists.


Training fees for Term 3 are now due. To check how much you owe for your child, use TeamSnap and select their name under their team under My Teams on your dashboard page, and then select the Payments tab to see their listing and training fees due. The diagrams below will help you.


If you use the web version of TeamSnap, you will find a PayPal link on the Payments tab to make payment easier for you. Please note that the PayPal link can only be found in the web version of TeamSnap, and does not show on the mobile app version.

Alternatively, you can pay by bank transfer. Bank details are included below.

Please note that on your TeamSnap “home page”, it will show that you have “No Invoices Due” – this refers to the registration fee you paid when your child first joined the Academy. You need to select your child’s name under their team (under My Teams), and then the Payments tab, to find this term’s Training Fees.


15% charge will be added to all unpaid fees after the 4th week of term – for this term, the late fee will come into effect on Friday 20th September 2019. Please be aware that as this term is a longer term, training fees are higher and the late fee charge for non SCC members in the U6 up will be $54.


Account Name: The Rugby Academy Ltd

Account No: 0339049654

Bank Name: DBS

Branch Code: 033

Swift Code: DBSSSGSG

Please reference your child’s name and age group on the payment.

We do not accept payment of training fees by cheque or cash.


Britcham would like to extend an invitation to the Academy to their upcoming World Cup Rugby Gala Dinner taking place on the 12th September at the Shangri-la Hotel. In celebration of the 2019 Rugby World Cup they would like to invite you to join them for a special evening in the presence of rugby greats Brian Moore, Shane Byrne and Eric Rush.

Meet the former professional England, Ireland and New Zealand All Black players and hear their stories as they each take to the stage and answer your questions.

Bring a table of your colleagues, friends or clients with this discount code: 6EPD7KAM

Code valid for up to 4 tables. Registration closes on 5th September.

Tickets include a full 3 course dinner and free flow alcohol in an evening of entertainment hosted by Rugby commentator Justin Sampson which includes an auction, raffle prizes and a lucky draw.

Further information and registration is now available on their website.

THE “MyName5Doddie” 5hrs TOUCH RUGBY GAME 2019 – NEW DATE

Scotland and British and Irish Lions international rugby player, Doddie Weir is now battling motor neurone disease.

Singapore’s Mission

To play a 5 hour touch rugby game to raise awareness for the MyName5Doddie Foundation (for more information: and contribute to aid research into motor neurone disease.

Time: 12noon to 5pm
Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019
Centaurs Grass, Turf City, Singapore

Who Should Play

Inviting the Singapore Rugby & Touch Rugby Community, the game is open to all rugby and touch rugby clubs, players, families, and friends from age 5 to 95.

How to Enter to Play and Contribute/What is the Playing Format (Revised and Simplified)

The following JustGiving link: Follow the guide on the JustGiving link to find out how to enter to play, contribute to the Foundation and what the playing format is. All contributions go to the Foundation. The website will be the main source of all updates and information about the Game.

For Playing Kit

For players and teams, you may contact Nick Batt at Nick has prepared a “one-off” set of designs especially for this Game which can be customised for you club. He will contribute a % of the proceeds from sales to the Foundations. Or for My Name5 Doddie Foundation Merchandise:

Food and Refreshments

Sidecar will provide their delicious handcrafted sausages for BBQ-ing and Crossroads Brewing will be supplying their excellent award-winning craft beers. Both vendors will contribute a % of the proceeds from sales to the Foundation.


The organisers are looking for volunteers to assist kindly with various jobs to help the smooth running of the event. If you could give of your time, it would be most appreciated. They are looking for volunteers to assist with the following:

Refreshments – they need volunteers to man the stands,

Announcers – to keep time, call teams and signal change over, and

Referees – for very good reasons!

For further details please contact Ally at or Kim at

Thanks for your support,
Colin at


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Click on this link for details: beIN RUGBY


There are countless reasons why it can be tempting not to think about inheritance tax and to consider it a problem for another day. Living far from the UK and hopefully being in good health, can mean that we are more focused on growing our wealth, rather than planning to protect it on death.

Over the last 10 years, we have seen property prices rise and nil rate bands stay static. This had led to larger portions of individuals estates exposed to inheritance tax. In this workshop we will review options available to reduce overall IHT exposure.

Our speaker Anna Warren, Head of Tax Asia will discuss ways to identify inheritance tax exposure and will touch on some sensitive, workable solutions to protect estates.

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Time: 8.00am-9.00am,1.00pm-2.00pm and 6.30pm – 7.30pm Sessions Available

Location: The Fry Group, 6 Battery Road #16-04/05, Singapore 049909

Speakers: Stephanie Chan, Tax Manager, Hong Kong, and Anna Warren, Head of Tax, Asia


8.00am-9.00am Breakfast

1.00pm-2.00pm Lunch

6.30pm-7.30pm Evening

Light refreshments will be served and there will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

Places are limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.


SCC Corporate Touch is back! Do you have a Touch Rugby team at work, or you are thinking of starting one? Form a Touch team with your colleagues and take part in the SCC Corporate Touch Tournament on the 8th & 9th November at the SCC International 7s, playing on the beautiful Padang!

For more information, please contact or


With the recent rainy conditions, please make sure you check the rugby club Facebook page for the status of training if there is heavy rain, and/or thunder and lightening.

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.


TRC Cup Tournament – 28th and 29 September

SCC Rugby Academy 7s and Touch Tournament – 2nd and 3rd November (with finals being held at the SCC7s on 9th and 10th November 2019)

Centaurs International Mini & Youth Rugby Tournament – 23rd and 24th November


The start and end dates for the rugby club are listed below:

Term 3 – Saturday 24th August 2019 to 8th December 2019 (with no training on 26th and 27th October for half term)