Girls Rugby at TRC

Leading the way for Girls Rugby in Singapore

Girls Rugby….

From one player at TRC, in September 2015 , looking to play rugby with the boys’ team to now upwards of 100 girls playing across all age groups from U10 to U18, TRC is leading the way in the growth of girls rugby in Singapore.

TRC is focused on growing the number of girls playing contact by ensuring our players have as many opportunities as possible to play rugby games in Singapore.  

At TRC our focus is to offer excellent coaching so the girls can develop a passion for the sport while forming strong bonds on and off the pitch. With this in mind we have a female sports and conditioning coach, specifically for the girls teams, as well as a female professional coach who concentrates on the U12 team at present.

Our Girls Rugby teams train and play with commitment and our players have an opportunity to compete in international tours to Hong Kong, Bali, and Cambodia, along with competing in local Singapore tournaments.

In addition, since 2017, TRC has hosted an All Girls Rugby Tournament with teams from Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia playing in the one-day tournament. The fourth annual Singlife Girls Rugby TRC Cup is scheduled for December 6th 2020 and the event gets bigger and better each year.

TRC runs empowering international community projects where our players have the opportunity to travel and give back to communities less fortunate. We have travelled to Phnom Penh where we took part in an initiative with Kampuchea Ballop, to bring rugby to a community of less fortunate girls. The program uses sports to build self-esteem and discipline and all of the girls that travelled from Singapore also got a lot from the trip.

Training Information

Girls contact training is available at TRC on a Sunday morning.

TRC Training is held each Sunday:

U8 – U10:

8.00am – 9.30am


U12 – U16:

9.30am – 11.00am


U18:

9.00am – 10.30am

Contact Kim at TRC membership@trc.sg for more detail and to register for a trial.

 

And remember, the first three sessions are free!

Training

Our coaches develop confidence in the Girls by teaching technique, game rules and game safety to deliver fun positive results! Join the teams for a tryout, feel free to bring your friends, this is a great game with plenty of social time.

Contact Kim at membership@trc.sg for more detail.

 

 

Tours and Tournaments

Singlife Girls Rugby TRC Cup

On Saturday 7th December 2019 TRC hosted the Singlife Girls Rugby TRC Cup with 450 girls aged 8 to 18 competing at TRC grounds at Turf City.

This year the Singapore and Hong Kong rugby communities supported teams from Bali, Jakarta, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam which made the tournament a truly international festival for girls rugby.

This is the third year of hosting a dedicated girls contact rugby tournament and TRC were delighted that so many teams from across SEA joined us.  Special thanks to the Tanglin rugby community who also hosted many of the overseas teams in their own homes.

Founder and CEO of Singlife, Walter de Oude, added that “Singlife is proud to be supporting the Singlife Girls Rugby TRC Cup for the second year running. Beyond being just a sports event, the TRC Cup is unifying athletes from around the world with the love of rugby, creating an occasion to celebrate teamwork, sportsmanship and gender equality – values that Singlife embraces.”

The tournament had the following teams competing: Tanglin Rugby Club, Valkyries, Singapore Cricket Club, Centaurs, Titans, Aonyxs, Hong Kong Football Club, Valley Fort, Sandy Bay, Sai Kung Stingrays, Flying Kukris, Kampuchea Balopp (Cambodia), Lao Rugby Federation, Davao Durians (Philippines), Jakarta Dragons, Dewi Thunders (Bali) and Kim Boi Wildcat Juniors (Vietnam).

Phnom Penh Girls Rugby Tour

Girls teams toured to Phnom Penh in 2017, 2018 and 2019 to play against several local teams organised and mentored by Kampuchea Balopp.A wonderful experience for these young players to be involved and see the amazing opportunities Kampuchea Balopp provides for the children in Phnom Penh.

Playing barefoot rugby against 12 local teams they competed for the Cup in a one-day
tournament and had a fantastic time doing so.

The girls will be travelling to Cambodia again in 2020 and we are all very much looking forward to the trip.

TRC Junior Cup, TRC Cup Rugby Tournament, Centaurs Tournament and SCC Rugby 7s

The Girls have participated in the TRC Cup Junior Tournament, the TRC Cup Rugby Tournament, Centaurs Tournament and the SCC Rugby 7s Tournament since 2017. All tournaments had our players playing against the boys’ teams and doing so competitively.

In 2020 TRC Girls have entered the U12 JRCS League, playing 15 a-side rugby against boys from other clubs in Singapore.  They have also entered the minis league and will take part in all the usual tournaments in Singapore.

All Girls Rugby Tournament, Hong Kong

A number of TRC Touch and Contact girls were selected to represent Singapore U12, 14, 16 and 19 at the 2017 Zurich All Girls Rugby 7s Tournament held at Kings Park, Hong Kong, on 31 March and 01 April 2017.

In 2018 again we had players selected to represent Singapore in the U16 and U19 age groups at the All Girls Rugby Tournament.

In 2019 teams from U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 Valkyries made the trip to Hong Kong and a fantastic time was had by all, both on and off the park.

Unfortunately, the tournament was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 but we hope to get back to Hong Kong in 2021.

For more information Contact Kim at membership@trc.sg