Dragons Rugby Club - Under 9's Years Old
WELCOME TO THE UNDER 9's
(Training: Saturday 4.00pm - 5.30pm)
[Head Coach: Feng]
[Team Manager: Catherine]
The Dragon's U9 Squad are passionate about having fun and this is the year that play transitions from Touch to Contact. During the year we focus on making contact rugby safe and fun for our young Dragons. Players are taught the correct technique to tackle in a safe and controlled environment, by IRB trained and experienced coaches. The concept of a ruck and maul is introduced as players are taught how to contest the ball at the tackle. The U9 squad is a mix of players who started in the U5’s through to kids who didn’t know what a Rugby ball was until they joined this year.
Our goal as coaches is to give the kids the skills and the love of the game that will keep them playing and enjoying rugby for the rest of their lives.
Our Dragons participate in two Singapore Mini-rugby leagues per year with each league consisting of 8 games played over 4 weekends. There are also two 2-3 Singapore tournaments per year and for those willing to travel we participate in two international tournaments each year. Each tournament averages 6 games over the weekend.
The coaches are all volunteer Dads, with kids on the squad, who are passionate about sport and have completed International Rugby Board (IRB) Coaching and Referee Certifications or other recognised coaching/training qualifications.
Kids are welcome to come to trial classes before committing, so they can get comfortable with their fellow Dragons. Training is every Saturday at UWC East playing field, if you’d like to come for a trail, please arrive 10 minutes prior to training start.
Team honours and achievements over the years
KL Tigers 2018 Cup Winners...again!
U7’s Pool A and B SSC Cup Winners 2017
Centaurs Cup Winners 2017
U7’s TRC Cup Winners 2017
SSC tournament 2017 Cup Winners!
KL Saracens 2017
Our Mighty Dragons U6s were runners up in the U6 cup final. After topping the tournament table on day one they won the semi final on day two. The final game was against our arch rivals Tanglin who fronted 8 players v our 7 Dragons. Our mighty U6s playing with one player down fought to make it 3-3. That pushed us to overtime and the first try was scored by Tanglin who won the match. Our 7 dragons really gave it there all over the two days. We are all so proud and impressed with all our U6s. We look forward to playing Tanglin A again on March 19th, at the SCC Mini League Tournament this time with a full team, 8 v 8.- Coach Dean
KL Tigers International Rugby 10's 2017
U6 & U7
This year the U6 and U7 teams combined forces for the KL Tigers tournament, put in a very competitive performance and all the kids had an amazing time!
Over the course of the 10 games that the team played over the weekend, that were a lot of dramatic moments, with each and every player having some exciting plays and scores.
At the end of the pools games, Dragons had played 9 games, won 4, lost 4 and tied 1. Within those games, we never lost a game by more than 1 try, (including a 1-0 loss to the eventual cup winners) and in the games, we won, we had the highest scoring games of the tournament. A very strong performance in defense and attack.
At the knockout stage, history looked like it may repeat itself. We were up against the Cobrats again this year, who we beat last year to win the plate. The game was a real nail biter with every single player leaving it all out on the pitch, but the Cobrats finished out the game ahead by one try.
A tough tournament, but the improvement over the weekend in all the players was dramatic and they all had a great time.
A big thank you to all the parents for supporting us over the weekend and their commitment to the club!
And thanks to my fellow coaches for all their great work with the team!