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Christmas comes early for 100 students

13 November, 2015   Kelvin Phang


pass it on

Students from Westview Primary & Regent Secondary became the latest school children to receive a personal rugby ball thanks to Singapore’s Rugby Union “Pass It On” initiative. Photo: Rugby Singapore


This morning, a total of 100 students from Westview Primary & Regent Secondary became the latest school children to receive a personal rugby ball thanks to Singapore’s Rugby Union “Pass It On” initiative that aims to hand out a rugby ball to each and every school student that is playing rugby in Singapore.


The first phase of the project was launched in November and targeted at primary school students. 15 primary schools had already signed up for this initiative with 12 of them being neighborhoods schools. The cost of the project is being generously donated by local law firm Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC.

The sessions conducted at every school includes a passing drill conducted by a development officer from Singapore Rugby Union. Approximately 800 primary school students had benefitted from this initiatives to-date.

In addition to getting a free rugby ball, every student also receives a complimentary ticket to next year’s Singapore Rugby Sevens at the National Stadium on April 16-17.

“Now that I have my own rugby ball, I can spend more time playing the game with my classmates, neighbours, friends and even my younger brother,” said 10-year-old Aniq Kailani Bin Rahmat from Westview Primary. “I’m also very happy to learnt that we can go to the National Stadium next year to watch the Singapore Rugby Sevens. I can’t wait to see teams like New Zealand and Australia in action.”

The Singapore Sevens will feature 16 of the world’s top rugby teams as they compete on the global HSBC Sevens World Series, of which Singapore is the eighth of 10 stops.