Meet our Head Coaches and the Coaching Team
The SCC Rugby Academy is proud of our dedicated and experienced coaches. Many are current playing members of the SCC Rugby Section, some have been coaching for a number of years at Singapore national level and others bring their experience from overseas.
The Academy Coaching Team is lead by our three Head Coaches – Suhaimi Amran, Bryan Lim and Henry-Charl Terblanche. They are responsible overall for playing matters, including the recruitment, development and management of players and coaches.
Their aims and ambitions support the Constitution of the Academy, promoting coaching and sporting excellence in an inclusive, safe and enjoyable club atmosphere, with the ultimate aim of being consistently recognised as one of the leading Junior Rugby Clubs in Asia.
They bring a great deal of experience to our club and, together with the team of coaches they lead, have been responsible for considerable success on the field.
Our head coaches work across all our rugby age groups sharing their expertise and leading the coaching team.
Suhaimi, or Su as he in known, joined the SCC Rugby Academy in 2015 and has played rugby at a very high level, representing Singapore in the Men’s 15’s squad and playing in Singapore Men’s 7s side from 2005 to 2013.
Among his rugby accolades is a bronze medal at the SEA Games 7s in 2007, Asian top point scorer 2011-2013, and a nomination for Singapore Sportsman of the year 2012.
He played fly half and scrum half and been playing and coaching for the SCC rugby section for more than 13 years. Su is still involved in adult coaching for the SCC rugby section as well as inspiring the up and coming young players at SCC Rugby Academy on Saturdays and at games.
Su is the current coach for the Singapore Men’s Rugby 7s team and brings a breadth of experience and knowledge to the Academy.
A familiar face at the Academy and has been with the club since it began in 2011. He fell in love with the game of rugby while a pupil at the Anglo Chinese School (Barker Road) and has been playing ever since.
He was awarded a place at the Anglo Chinese Junior College through Direct School Admission for Rugby. Bryan represented Singapore U16 in their Northern Territory Australia tour in 2005 and played for the Singapore Select side in Sabah in 2014.
Bryan joined the SCC club as a Junior Sports Member in 2005 when he was 15 and has already played more than 100 games for SCC rugby section and is still going! His second home (maybe his first?) is the rugby pitch and when he’s not playing he’s coaching!
He is a popular figure at the Academy players and provides an excellent role model.
Henri is our strength and conditioning (S&C) specialist and is assisting his fellow Head Coaches to refine our training system, along with identifying opportunities where we can increase the effectiveness and density of our coaching sessions. He is working with coaches to provide both a resource and link through which continuous education and up-skilling can be promoted.
He has set up a strength and conditioning (S&C) blueprint where we educate and train our coaches and players on the importance of physical preparation for minimising injuries and increasing performance.
In past roles Henri has worked with most of the Springboks and Blue Bulls Super Rugby players and with the University of Pretoria’s TUKS Rugby club in several Varsity Cup campaigns. The Varsity Cup competition has famously delivered over 40 players who went on to represent the Springboks.
He’s also helped train numerous world-class athletes, Lood de Jager, Wilco Louw, Ivan van Zyl, RG Snyman, Handre Pollard, Adriaan Strauss and Jesse Kriel
“Being part of SCC Rugby Academy, I’m hoping that we can look back in a few years time and say we contributed to the wider community through the amazing game of rugby and we have given back to rugby by producing outstanding international players through all rugby levels and codes”.