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.

HEAD COACHES

The Academy Coaching Team is lead by our three main Head Coaches – Jay-Hykel Jailani, Bryan Lim and Angel Liu. They are responsible overall for playing matters, including the recruitment, development and management of players and coaches. 

Angel Liu is Head of Girls’ Contact and Brendon Jones is Head of Girls’ Touch.

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.

Jay-Hykel Jailani
Jay joined the SCC Rugby Academy in 2019 coaching various age groups through the years starting from U4’s through to U19’s. 
 
 He has represented Singapore starting in the U14’s combined schools, U19’s, U23’s & Men’s 15’s squad. He also featured in Singapore Men’s 7s side from 2013 to 2020. 
 
 He was the first ever Singaporean to play for the Asian Pacific Dragons when he was 21. 
 
 He plays in the back 3 in 15’s and moved towards the forwards in 7’s. 
 
 Jay currently plays for both the Tankards & Prems side in the SCC Rugby section for the men’s team. 
 
 We’re sure Jay’s youth, organisational structure & knack for keeping rugby simple will bring a breath of fresh air to the academy. 
 
 His motto is hard work, heart & consistency.
BRYAN LIM

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.

angel Liu

SCC Rugby Academy Technical Director of Women’s Rugby

Angel has extensive experience both as a player and coach and, most of all, aims to inspire others to love the game. The SCC Rugby Academy Touch and Women’s rugby section was delighted to begin working with her in September 2017.

Angel has played at the top level of women’s rugby in Singapore. She represented Singapore in both Touch, Rugby 7s and Rugby 15s, and in the Women’s Open World Cup Touch, in Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2008 as well as playing Rugby 7s in the Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010. She was also a Rugby 7s silver medalist in the Southeast Asian Games 2015 held in Singapore. 

While Angel now focuses on coaching she still plays for local clubs in both Touch and Contact rugby in the local league.

Angel has a wealth of experience working with young people in both touch and junior rugby across all age groups and gender. Her first role was actually coaching Touch Football and in 2003 she completed a stint as the coach of National Junior College Touch Football Team. Angel still works in local schools.

She strongly believes in teamwork, discipline and in providing a fun, engaging and safe environment to bring out the best in each player in terms of their skills and knowledge. Touch is a unique game that provides for individual flair and yet demands a high level of synergy amongst all players as well as coaches. 

Touch and Girls’ Contact training takes place every Sunday morning at the SCC Rugby Academy ground at Dempsey.

BRENDON JONES

SCC Rugby Academy Head of Girls’ Touch Rugby

Originally from South Africa, Brendon has been living in Singapore for over three years and is incredibly passionate about the sport.

Brendon has two girls playing in the Academy (currently U12 and U14 Touch Rugby teams) and joined our coaching team in 2022. He has played touch for the Bushmen in the Singapore Touch League and has had a run out for the SCC Growlers.

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