Singapore Rugby League has taken further steps in preparation for its first international in 2004 with the appointment of its national coach and team medic. Tony Ashton is currently development officer for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League, and with a Level 3 certificate, brings the standard of coaching needed to make the Singapore side competitive in a short period of time.
Tony has coached The Australian Police Representative Side(Assistant Coach), Wests Panthers A grade (Brisbane Rugby League) and also an Australian Presidents XIII Womens Representative team.
Joining him to help the Singapore side is Adam O'Rourke as medic/strapper.. Adam has many years experience in his field. Adam has done medical/strapping work for such teams as the Newtown Jets, Sydney Roosters and the Eastwood Rugby Club
Interest in representing Singapore by Rugby Union and Rugby League players has been positive, however if there is anyone else who qualifies for the South-East Asian nation, they are encouraged to let the Singapore Rugby League know.
The organisation is looking at participating in a number of internationals including the World Sevens qualifiers and matches against other national bodies, so there will be plenty of opportunities for people to have a change to represent their nation.
To find out if you qualify to represent Singapore, visit the newly created official website at: