A call to the Saints Rugby Football Club family
Saints Rugby Football Club (“SRFC”) is part of the St Andrew’s Alumni. Although we are closely linked to St Andrew’s School, we have evolved as a rugby club currently boasting a diverse mix of players from other schools making up SRFC. Along with students from St Andrews we also have players from Anglo-Chinese Primary School, Catholic High Primary School, Henry Park Primary School, North Vista Primary School, Punggol View Primary School, Nanyang Primary School and even girls’ schools such as Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School and St’ Margaret Primary School to name a few. SRFC will continue to work towards growing this list in the spirit of expanding the game of rugby to the broader local community. We currently have teams representating kids, youth, young adults, men’s and social groups. We are regarded as the youngest and fastest growing local rugby club in recent years. Our junior teams began in 2016 with only 40 players and we now have an outreach of more than 300 players with ages ranging from 5 years old and upwards.
The club is committed to help develop Singapore Rugby through engagement with players from all walks of life and various schools. As part of our contribution to the rugby community, we have organised our own mini-rugby carnivals, inviting both schools and clubs to join for a non-competitive tournament. This helps to cultivate a friendly and inclusive tournament where the aim is not to win a medal but to enjoy the game. It also allows different teams to play against each other as the school teams do not participate in club tournaments. The first part of our mini rugby carnival was played in the National Stadium as part of the curtain raiser game for the Super League matches in 2018. It gave the kids the opportunity to play on a pitch that is usually reserved for the major stars, and all the participating teams shared in a once-in-a lifetime experience.
In the earlier years of SRFC, we were mainly involved in the Premiership and Championship league. In the first year of joining the Rugby league, we finished 4th and played in the Semi-Finals in the Premier league. In that same year, we had 6 boys called up to don Singapore colours for the Singapore National 7s team. We continue to be a source of players for the National Team throughout all the age groups.
In 2020, SRFC has unfortunately been forced into an unscheduled pitstop by the current COVID-19 pandemic, but the club has kickstarted training sessions as soon as current guidance afforded us the opportunity in July 2020. Come 2021, SRFC will continue to build upon our momentum, and remain active in further evolving the game of rugby in Singapore, and also on the competition front to collect more silverware in the future as we look to further establish our presence in the local rugby scene.
With your donation, we will able to expand the club activities, add on more coaches, replace old equipment and organise a bigger carnival allowing more age groups to play. We thank you for your support.
Saint Rugby Football Club Fundraising
In the comments section:
1. Ashton/ Aidan/ Asher Lim
3. Full Subs x 3
4. $500 X 3
4. Total amount
Tristan Ang - 2005 (subs)
Well done SRFC! Thank you for the support given to Rugby in Singapore