Boy or girl, there’s a thriving community supporting touch rugby and rugby for kids in Singapore. The clubs welcome newcomers throughout the year for weekly training, regular inter-club tournaments and international trips. Kids learn teamwork, make new friends and have fun when playing the sport. Here are a few kids’ rugby clubs to check out!
Dragons Rugby Club
Dragons Rugby Club is a Singapore-based not-for-profit junior rugby club for boys and girls aged three to 17. Offering both contact rugby and touch rugby, the club has grown to over 550 members and celebrated its 10th Anniversary in April 2021. Former Fiji national rugby captain Deacon Manu, who represented his country at the 2011 World Cup, is Dragons’ Head Coach. He oversees the club’s 50 plus coaches, most of whom are qualified with World Rugby Level 1 coaching certificates, as well as others who are certified with World Rugby Level 2 and referee qualifications. Working alongside Deacon is Angela Zheng, better known as Dickie, who represented Singapore in the 2008 Touch World Cup and has extensive playing and coaching experience.
Rugby for kids training is held on Saturday afternoons at UWCSEA (East), which has fantastic facilities, underground parking and a covered spectator area. The club competes in many local and overseas tournaments for kids sports and is an active member of Junior Rugby Clubs Singapore (JRCS). Register on the club’s website for a free trial session where you’ll get a very warm welcome.
Fees: Check the club’s website for fees and further details
Centaurs Rugby Singapore
Centaurs Rugby is the original junior rugby for kids in Singapore – it started in 2002 with just 16 players on borrowed fields. The club runs fun and safe programmes for boys and girls aged three to 17 on Saturdays at Centaurs Sports Park in Bukit Timah. They have a blossoming dedicated Girls Rugby programme, with netball and touch rugby on offer too.
Centaurs players benefit from a structured, progressive curriculum delivered by a mix of professional coaches and parent volunteers. They’re guided by Seah Goh, a Level 1 coach and Level 1 referee, as well as Muhammad Amir, a Level 2 coach and World Rugby educator, both passionate and experienced rugby leaders. Players and parents enjoy fresh coffee and barbecues at every training, with plenty of tours, tournaments, leagues and social events throughout the year.
With a tradition of more than 20 years as well as Old Centaurians continuing to play rugby at amateur and professional levels, including England International Marcus Smith and Stade Français player Will Percillier, Centaurs Rugby shares a rich history and vibrant present.
Fees: Check the club’s website for current fees. Trials are free
200 Turf Club Road, #0101-A
Titans Rugby Football Club
Looking for a club that offers rugby for kids? Titans Rugby Football Club is an all-inclusive club that welcomes boys and girls between the ages of three and 17 years. A family-oriented kids rugby club founded in 2013, its groups include Titans Tots, a parent-accompanied programme for toddlers, as well as Titans Minis and Titans Youths.
Titans RFC is a member of the Junior Rugby Clubs Singapore where players have the opportunity to participate in league matches throughout the year. The club has participated in both local and international tournaments. It’s also the only independent club offering kids rugby in Singapore with an established pathway to adult rugby. This is through Wanderers Rugby Football Club, Singapore’s most successful premier men’s rugby club. In fact, the majority of the dedicated Titans RFC volunteer coaches still play in Wanderers RFC.
Training is held on Sunday mornings at the facilities of UWCSEA Dover. Besides hard work and respect, the club values kids having fun most of all. Trials are complimentary.
Since 2018, Titans is the proud organiser of Ruck & Rumble. This rugby carnival is held in conjunction with the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s.
Fees: Check the club’s website for current fees.