Newsletter – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2024 – Week 3

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This weekend its the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s at the Singapore National Stadium. The tournament starts on Friday 3rd May, with both the Mens and the Womens Rugby 7s, and runs through until Sunday evening. Many of our teams will be taking the pitch on Sunday for the finals of the Titans Ruck n Rumble tournament, so if you haven’t got your tickets yet, there are some left on Ticketmaster so it’s not too late! https://ticketmaster.sg/activity/detail/24sg_hsbcsvns24

MCM TOUCH TOURNAMENT

It was a great day out for the girls who went to Marlborough for the MCM Touch Tournament last Saturday. It was an early start, with the bus leaving Dempsey Hill at 6:00AM in the morning, but Marlborough College put on a great event, putting on lunch for all the girls and sending them home with tour t-shirts.

The Touch U12 came home champions πŸ†, and the Touch U10 took bronze πŸ₯‰! Well done girls!!

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Saturday 4th May

DEMPSEY PITCH ALLOCATION – Sunday 5th May

TITANS RUCK N RUMBLE

This week the Academy have been busy playing in the Titans Ruck n Rumble 7s tournament, which ran pools rounds on Tuesday 30th April and Wednesday 1st May at UWC Dover for the older age groups, and on Friday 3rd May and Saturday 4th May at the Kallang Football hub for the girls and younger age groups.

The finals of the tournament will be held on Sunday 5th May, with finals being played either at the Kallang Football Hub or for a few lucky teams, at the National Stadium during the HSBC Singapore 7s tournament.

So far the U10, U11 , U12 , U13 and U14 have all made the finals. Congratulations to all the boys and girls, especially the U12 who have two teams in the final!

AUSTRALIAN WOMENS RUGBY 7S TEAM JERSEY PRESENTATIONS

Some of the SCC Rugby Academy girls were invited to meet the Australian Women’s 7’s team and present them with their tournament jerseys.

A memorable experience for those players and the Academy was very grateful for this opportunity.

Best of luck this weekend ladies!

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 (the two logos on the left). Please keep the old tops with the old logos just for training (for clarity, the old logos have the lighter blue in them).

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

Marlborough College Malaysia Touch Tournament (Girls Touch) – Saturday 27th April 2024

Titans Ruck’N’Rumble 2024

  • Boys U16 and 18, UWC Dover – Tuesday 30th April 2024
  • Mixed U10, U11, U12, Boys U13, U14, UWC Dover – Wednesday 1st May 2024
  • Girls U12, U14, U16, Kallang Football Hub – Friday 3rd May 2024
  • Mixed U6, U7, U8 and U9, Kallang Football Hub – Saturday 4th May, 2024

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

JRCS Minis Tournament (U6 and U7), SCC Dempsey – Saturday 8th June

JRCS Minis Tournament (U8 and U9), SCC Dempsey – Saturday 15th June

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

TRC Girls Contact 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 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)