Newsletter #020 (9th June)

///Newsletter #020 (9th June)

Newsletter #020 (9th June)



  • 9th June / Class information
  • 16th June / Class Information – Note: Change of class times for Junior Samurai / Shogun + U18
  • 1 July / Farewell & thanks party for Brian(BST Principal & SIRC Coach)
  • 9 June / SIRC Canteen 
  • Report of Chichibunomiya rugby exchange match participation
  • WhatsApp SIRC Ideas group

Sunday 9th June


BST Nagasawa Sports Ground
Address: 5-1-1Mita, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Please click the link below to see here for transportation access
[ BST Nagasawa Sports Ground ]

Super Ninja / Ninja / Junior Samurai / Samurai 

Friendly match with Hachioji Rugby School

Meeting Time: 8:45 a.m. Let’s not be late!

Training and match times: 9:00a.m.-11:30a.m.

※ For if it rain, a friendly match with Hachioji Rugby School may be canceled and may be changed to regular practice.

Shogun / U18

Friendly match with Aoyamagakuin & Komazawa Jr.HS combined team

Meeting Time: 10:30 a.m. Let’s not be late

Training and match times: 11:00a.m.-1:30p.m.

The equipment needed is the same as usual for training at Showa Ground.
For Contact Rugby, Please make sure to bring Head Gear / Mouth Guard and non-metal sole boots.
Please click the link below to see the notes on what to bring and other miscellaneous items.
[What to bring and notes ] ‎

It is likely to rain on June 9th by the weather forecast, but if the maximum temperature is about 20 degrees, class will be held even with rain.
But if there is too much rain, the ground condition isn’t good, or if there is a forecast of lightning, then training will be discontinued.
In the case of cancellation, we will inform you by around 7 am on the day by Facebook and group email.

Sunday 16th June

Class Information & Change of Class Times for Junior Samurai & Shogun + U18

The class time will change for Junior Samurai / Shogun + U18. This is because French International school children range in age from 7 – 12 and come to joint sessions and games from 10:30am on 16th June.


Super Ninja / Ninja / Shogun + U18 – 9:00am-10:30am

Junior Samurai / Samurai – 10:30am-12:00pm

Showa Women’s University  [ Showa Women’s University ]


Monday 1st July

Farewell & thanks party for Brian(BST Principal & SIRC Coach)

We will be hosting a Sayonara Party for Brian Christian who is retiring from The British School in Tokyo at the end of the school year. Brian has been instrumental in helping establish the club, not only with providing us with much needed playing grounds but also joining the coaching staff and providing his invaluable time.

Please join us in expressing best wishes to Brian and to thank him for his commitments to the club.

Date: Monday 1 July
Venue: La Tour Shibuya Party Room (B2) 1-2-20 Higashi, Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Cost: 3,000 yen per adult (adults only, please)

Payment at the door (Sparkling wine/Red wine/White wine/Beer/finger food)

Please RSVP to
Please enter the names of all the participants.
Further details will be announced later.

Sunday 9th June / SIRC Canteen

Some of our volunteers will be running a BBQ on the day at the club house. Sausages, simple snacks and drinks will be available. There will also be some alcoholic beverages, so if you would like to drink then please do, but please remember to come by bus or train rather than by car.

If would like to help serve these snacks and drinks then please come to club house from around 10 o’clock on the day.


William Hill,
Event Committee


Report of Chichibunomiya rugby exchange match participation

The Minato Rugby Festival was held at Chichibunomiya Rugby Field, a sacred place for rugby on Saturday, June 1st, and the children of Team Samurai and Team Junior Samurai participated in the mini rugby exchange event.

We have played against the traditional ‘Setagaya Rugby School ‘and ‘Minato Rugby School’ next door to the Chichibunomiya Field, but the children of SIRC played lively despite the fact that they have just begun contact play, and the game content was excellent.

Since the club was founded, we had been dreaming of participating Chichibunomiya Rugby Field and we could made this happen so fast.

Thanks to the warm support and cooperation of the organizers and everyone who has supported this club.
Allow me to use this opportunity to offer my thanks.

WhatsApp SIRC Ideas group

For some time, the coaches and staff have been using WhatsApp to share ideas that can help improve our club. We would now like to open this process up to everyone associated with the club since we are sure a lot of the parents have great ideas too and would like to have some kind of input.

If you would like us to add you to the WhatsApp SIRC Ideas group, please follow the following steps:

  1. Download WhatsApp if you don’t have it already and register
  2. Please email us ( to inform us of the phone number you used to register on WhatsApp with so we can add you to the Ideas group chat.
  3. Optional: once we have added you to the group, we advise you to mute the chat (so you are not inundated with notifications) and just check in occasionally to see what’s being discussed.
  4. Start contributing your ideas to the discussion.

With your help, the best ideas will filter through the system, be refined and put into practice to make our club stronger.

Thanks for your time and we look forward to your input.


Jamie MacCormack,
Ideas Committee

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