By: Katie Roberts
Singapore has a thriving junior rugby union community with weekly training, regular inter-club tournaments and international trips. Newcomers are welcomed by all clubs throughout the year. Here’s a list of clubs – why not go along and try a game?
Professional rugby coaching for boys and girls aged 3 to 18.
Age: Mixed mini-rugby up to 12 years. Colts youth rugby for boys 13 to 18. Touch rugby for girls 7 to 18, and boys 14 to 18.
Training: Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings at Centaurs Sports Park, Turf City.
Fees: Newcomer registration is $150 for uniform kit, plus $25 administration fee.
Term 3 (24 August – 7 December) for Under 5s is $222; Under 6s to 8s is $272; Under 9s to Colts is $300; Touch is $150.
A not-for-profit community club run by family volunteers which welcomes children from all schools.
Age: Touch rugby for Under 5s to 8s, Tackle for Under 9s to 13s and girls’ touch team of mixed ages.
Training: Saturdays at UWCSEA East campus, Tampines.
Fees: Registration is $200 per year, plus $100 for uniform kit.
A junior rugby club open to both members and non-members of the Singapore Cricket Club.
Age: Mini is for Under 6s to 8s, Juniors play tackle from Under 9s to 15s.
Training: Saturday mornings at the SCC fields on Loewen Road at Dempsey Hill.
Fees: One-time registration fee is $120/$100 for SCC members, includes uniform kit.
Term 3 (31 August – 7 December) is $330/$290 for SCC members.
A club run by active members, providing rugby for all children.
Age: Mini rugby for boys and girls, 3 to 9 years. Touch rugby for girls aged 9 to 18. Junior for boys aged 9 to 13 and youth for boys aged 14 to 18.
Training: Every Sunday at Tanglin Grounds at Turf City.
Fees: One-off joining fee for new members $300, includes uniform kit. Term 2 (25 August – 8 December) for Under 8s is $175, Touch and Under 9s+ is $200.